Spicy Hummus Cauliflower Wings - overhead view

Zippy Cauliflower Wings

close up photo of Spicy Hummus Cauliflower Wings

This recipe for Zippy Cauliflower Wings is another recipe inspired by entrepreneur Nada Choufi. Nada’s company, Mother May I Bake, produces four kinds of hummus – beet, sweet potato, spicy Sriracha and plain – here in Calgary. She uses chickpeas from the Canadian Prairies and local root vegetables.

Until I met Nada, I had only ever eaten hummus chilled, as a dip. Now, she has me trying it all kinds of fun ways and this recipe is one of the funnest. I love that it’s vegan. I’m not vegan. But, I like to eat that way more and more.

I’ve tested this Zippy Cauliflower Wings recipe a few times now. And, good news, no matter what size cauliflower I used, the tub of hummus always provided enough coverage. The Za’atar (rhymes with matter) I’ve added is a spice blend from the Middle East. It’s loaded with cumin, thyme, coriander, sesame seeds and sumac. I used it here to ground the recipe and provide balance. Otherwise, with the chilli flakes, it would be all heat climbing up your face until you feel like a rocket ready for take off!

Woohoo! That’s why I call this recipe Zippy. Hope you’ll try it and savour it all™.

Note: This is NOT a sponsored post. I bought this hummus myself and wrote about Nada Choufi because I’m on a perpetual quest to support Food Artisans of Alberta.


Zippy Cauliflower Wings

Spicy Hummus Cauliflower Wings - side view

This four ingredient recipe comes together in a jiffy. Serve it with cool Tzatziki or, if you can take the heat, your favourite hot sauce.

  • Author: Karen Anderson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings as an appetizer
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern


1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets

1 (300 gram) tub plain hummus (I used Mother May I Bake)

1 to 2 teaspoons Za’atar

1 teaspoon chilli flakes (plus more for garnish – if you like)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400℉ and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Put the cauliflower florets in a large bowl, add the hummus, Za’atar and chili flakes and use your hands to thoroughly coat the cauliflower.
  3. Spread the cauliflower over the parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  4. Place in the middle of the oven and bake for 40 minutes or until golden and crispy.
  5. Enjoy with your favourite dipping sauce. I like cool Tzatziki but my family likes hot sauce!


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