Grilled Cauliflower and Hummus Burger

The Grilled Cauliflower and Hummus Burger transcends the ordinary, offering a sophisticated fusion of tastes and textures.

At the heart of this dish is a perfectly grilled cauliflower steak, charred to perfection, yet tender within. Paired with velvety hummus, and embraced by a toasted whole-grain bun, this burger delivers an unparalleled gastronomic experience. Infused with aromatic herbs, and garnished with crisp lettuce and succulent tomatoes, this creation tantalizes the palate with its bold flavors and healthful goodness.

It’s more than just a burger; it’s a culinary artwork that reflects creativity and care, promising a taste that’s both exotic and comforting.


For the Cauliflower Steaks:

  • 1 large cauliflower, cut into 4 thick steaks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Hummus:

  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For Assembly:

  • 4 whole-grain buns, toasted
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


Making the Hummus:

  1. In a food processor, combine chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, tahini, salt, and pepper.
  2. Blend until smooth, adding water if needed to reach the desired consistency. Set aside.

Grilling the Cauliflower Steaks:

  1. Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Brush the cauliflower steaks with olive oil and season with smoked paprika, salt, and pepper.
  3. Grill for 5-6 minutes per side, or until charred and tender.

Assembling the Burgers:

  1. Spread a generous layer of hummus on the bottom half of each toasted whole-grain bun.
  2. Place a lettuce leaf, followed by a grilled cauliflower steak.
  3. Add a slice of tomato and sprinkle with fresh parsley.
  4. Finish with the other half of the bun.


Serve the Grilled Cauliflower and Hummus Burger with a side of grilled vegetables or a quinoa salad for a complete and satisfying meal.


  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes

The Grilled Cauliflower and Hummus Burger is not merely a dish but a delightful sensory experience. It’s a testament to culinary imagination, where humble ingredients are transformed into something extraordinary. The marriage of grilled cauliflower with the creamy richness of hummus creates a harmony of flavors that resonates with freshness, vitality, and joy. It’s a burger that speaks to the soul, nourishing not just the body but the spirit, encapsulating the essence of wholesome, mindful eating. Whether you’re a vegan, a vegetarian, or simply a lover of good food, this burger invites you to partake in a celebration of taste that’s both sublime and sincere.

Enjoy the symphony!