This Roasted Garlic Hummus recipe is a delicious twist on a classic favorite. The roasted garlic adds a depth of flavor that takes this hummus to a whole new level.
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Why This Recipe Stands Out
When it comes to satisfying your snack cravings, our Roasted Garlic Hummus hits the spot. It’s creamy, it’s garlicky, and it’s downright delicious. Here’s what you’ll love:
- Quick and Easy: With just a few common ingredients, this recipe is easy to put together in just 10 minutes!
- Simple: No need to soak chickpeas overnight. Canned garbanzo beans make this one of the best simple and no-fuss appetizing dips.
- Budget-Friendly: Making your own hummus at home is a lot cheaper than buying it from the grocery store. Plus, it tastes so much better!
- Healthy: It’s packed with protein and is both vegan and gluten-free. It’s our favorite guilt-free snack just like our Tahini Sauce Dip!
- Versatile: This hummus is spectacular with a variety of chips, veggies, and breads. Forget the mayo; hummus is amazing in sandwiches, and it makes a tasty hummus appetizer dip as well!
- Flavorful: The roasted garlic adds a depth of flavor that takes this hummus to a whole new level. Once you learn this technique, you can use it to make your mashed potatoes, sandwiches, and even pizzas taste better!
Key Recipe Ingredients
- Roasted Garlic – The star ingredient of this recipe, roasted garlic adds a sweet and smoky flavor that elevates the dish to a whole new level.
- Garbanzo Beans – These are the base of our recipe, providing a creamy texture and a rich, nutty flavor. Remember to reserve the liquid for a smoother consistency.
- Lemon Juice – The juice of a medium lemon adds a tangy freshness that balances the richness of the other ingredients.
- Tahini – This 100% pure sesame paste is key to achieving that authentic Middle Eastern flavor in our dish. We love it in our Easy Tahini Dip.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil – We use this to add a fruity note and to create a silky, luxurious texture.
Substitutions And Variations
Here are some delicious substitutions and variations for our roasted garlic hummus recipe:
- Flavor Variation: If you’re not a fan of garlic or want to try something different, you can substitute the roasted garlic with roasted red bell peppers or sundried tomatoes for a different flavor profile. We also love a Roasted Beet Hummus!
- Lime Juice: For a different tang, replace the lemon juice with lime juice or even a splash of apple cider vinegar.
- Spices: Feel free to experiment with the spices. Try adding in some smoked paprika, chili powder, or even some sumac for a unique twist on this hummus recipe.
- Garnishes: Instead of sesame seeds and paprika, try garnishing your hummus with chopped fresh herbs, a drizzle of chili oil, or a sprinkle of za’atar spice mix for a Middle Eastern touch.
Step-By-Step Recipe Instructions
- Slice whole garlic in half horizontally to expose the cloves and roast garlic in the oven until soft and fragrant.
- Place all ingredients except garnishes in a food processor and process until smooth. Adjust consistency with reserved liquid. Garnish and serve.
For full list of ingredients and instructions, see recipe card below.
How To Prep Ahead
This roasted garlic hummus is a breeze to make, but we’ve got some handy tips to make the process even smoother. Take a look at our favorite prep-ahead tips for this recipe:
- Roast Garlic Ahead of Time: You can roast the garlic a day or two in advance. Once cooled, store it in an airtight container in the fridge. When you’re ready to make the hummus, it is as simple as peeling and adding it to the food processor.
- Make-Ahead Entirely: Hummus tastes even better the next day when the ingredients have had the chance to meld together. So you can also make it a day or two ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the fridge until you’re ready to serve it.
What To Serve With Roasted Garlic Hummus
- Roasted garlic hummus pairs wonderfully with a variety of chips. We recommend trying it with pita chips, pretzel crisps, or tortilla chips for a delicious crunch.
- If you’re looking for a healthier option, root vegetable chips or sweet potato chips also make a great pairing with this hummus.
- Fresh, crunchy vegetables are a perfect match for roasted garlic hummus. Try dipping carrot sticks, cucumber slices, or bell pepper strips for a healthy and tasty snack.
- Bread and hummus is a classic combination. We love spreading roasted garlic hummus on a slice of warm, crusty bread or a soft pita.
- Spread hummus over warm Crostini.
Hummus Appetizer Dip
- Roasted garlic hummus makes a fantastic appetizer dip. Serve it with a variety of dips like pretzels, breadsticks, or even cheese cubes.
Sandwiches and Bowls
- Forget the mayo, hummus is amazing in sandwiches! Try it in a veggie wrap or a turkey and cheese sandwich for a burst of flavor.
- For a Mediterranean twist, spread the hummus in a falafel or gyro sandwich—the roasted garlic flavor pairs perfectly with these traditional ingredients.
- Try it in a bowl, paired with this easy Chicken Shawarma Recipe.
Commonly Asked Questions
The reserved liquid from the canned garbanzo beans, also known as aquafaba, is used to adjust the consistency of the hummus. You can add as much as needed to achieve your desired creaminess.
Roasting garlic is simple. We have an entire post dedicated to explaining exactly how to roast garlic that we recommend you check out. You’ll also learn all the other ways you can use it to elevate your recipes!
Roasted garlic hummus can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Be sure to give it a good stir before serving if it has been sitting for a few days.
Yes, you can use a blender if you don’t have a food processor. However, you might need to stop and scrape down the sides more often to make sure that everything gets well blended.
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Roasted Garlic Hummus
- 1 head roasted garlic, large
- 2 cans low-sodium garbanzo beans, 15 oz each, drained (reserve the liquid)
- 1 lemon, freshly squeezed
- ½ cup tahini, 100% pure sesame paste
- 2 TB extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzle
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 ½ tsp kosher salt, or to taste
- ½ tsp black pepper, or to taste, freshly ground
- toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
- paprika, for garnish
- Place all ingredients (except sesame seeds and paprika) in food processor. Process until smooth and creamy. Add in as much of the reserved liquid from garbanzo beans as needed to reach desired consistency. Process again until smooth. If needed, season with additional kosher salt and pepper.
- Use a rubber spatula to carefully transfer hummus into serving container. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and sprinkle with paprika. Serve with chips, veggies, breads, or in sandwiches.
- When roasting your garlic, make sure to cut off the top of the head to expose the cloves. This will allow the heat to penetrate and roast the garlic evenly.
- To get the most juice out of your lemon, roll it on the counter before cutting and squeezing. This breaks down the membranes inside the lemon, releasing more juice.
- When choosing tahini, look for one that’s 100% pure sesame paste. This will give your hummus a rich, authentic flavor.
- Don’t discard the liquid from the canned garbanzo beans. This liquid, known as aquafaba, can be used to adjust the consistency of your hummus and make it creamier.
- For a smoother hummus, process the ingredients in the food processor for a longer time. The longer you process, the smoother your hummus will be.
- Adjust the seasonings to your taste. The recipe calls for kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, but feel free to add more or less, depending on your preference.
- Garnishing your hummus with toasted sesame seeds and paprika not only makes it look more appealing but also adds a nice crunch and a hint of smokiness.
- Hummus is versatile and can be served with a variety of foods. Turn it into a hummus appetizer dip, or have it with chips, veggies, bread, or even as a spread in sandwiches.
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