If you are looking for a simple appetizer that is packed with flavor, this roasted garlic hummus is for you!
This recipe is a variation of my classic hummus recipe. It is great served on pita bread, pita chips, veggies, wraps, crackers, sandwiches and more. We love it at our house!
What makes it stand out is the roasted garlic. 😍 Roasted garlic gives such amazing flavor, and it is much more mellow than raw garlic. Just to illustrate my point: my classic hummus used one clove of raw garlic, while this roasted garlic hummus used two whole heads of garlic.
That is not a typo. Two heads of garlic, people. Yes, really.
Tip: I like to make my roasted garlic ahead of time, and have it in my fridge and ready to go when I start to assemble the hummus.
You definitely want to use a good food processor. I love my Cuisinart one. Great measuring cups and spoons and a citrus juicer are helpful too. (All links are Amazon affiliate links. Full affiliate disclosure is here.)
I just put everything in and blend it until smooth. I always check the consistency. To thin it out a bit, sometimes I will add a bit more olive oil or water, until I get my preferred consistency.
Or to make your hummus even creamier, let your food processor go for like 3 or 4 minutes. It will have a whipped type texture. The batch in these photos processed for about 1.5 minutes, FYI.
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How to garnish roasted garlic hummus
Here is how I garnish my roasted garlic hummus and make it look pretty for serving to guests. First, transfer this to a cute serving dish.
Next, I like to use the back of my spoon to make a few peaks by dragging my spoon in an S-shaped curve over the hummus. Then I always drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil on top and a sprinkle of oregano.
Last, I add any other toppings I have on hand. Here are some suggestions: pine nuts, fresh parsley, chopped olives, roasted red peppers, feta cheese crumbles, etc. I went with pine nuts and parsley here.
Roasted Garlic Hummus Recipe
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Roasted Garlic Hummus Recipe
If you are looking for a simple appetizer that is packed with flavor, this roasted garlic hummus is for you. So easy and delicious!
- 1 can garbanzo beans (14.5 ounces, rinsed and drained)
- 2 heads roasted garlic
- 2 1/2 Tablespoons tahini
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice (Juice of 1/2 lemon)
- 1/4 cup water (more or less, to desired consistency)
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (or more, to taste)
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1/8 teaspoon oregano
- optional garnishes: sliced olives, pine nuts, roasted red peppers, fresh parsley
Add all ingredients to a food processor.
Puree/ process to combine. I usually process for 1.5 to 2 minutes. (Tip:If you want extra creamy hummus, you can go longer from 3 to 4 minutes until it is whipped looking.)
Taste to see if you want to add any additional salt.
Add extra water or oil to thin out the hummus, if desired, and process a few more seconds to combine.
Transfer to serving dish, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle oregano.
Garnish with additional toppings, if desired. Suggestions: pine nuts, fresh parsley, chopped olives, roasted red peppers, feta cheese crumbles, etc.
Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator. Serving size is approximately 2 Tablespoons.
Salt will vary, based on the saltiness of your beans. Always taste, and add more if it tastes bland. I recommend tasting it on the same thing you will be serving them with. For example, you may need less salt if your pita chips are salty.
Refrigerate leftovers for up to a week.
If you prep your roasted garlic ahead of time, this recipe is much faster. I like to roast my garlic when I already have my oven on for something else, if possible. Then I keep the roasted garlic in the fridge until I am ready to make this.
If you are making this recipe for more than 6 people, I would probably recommend doubling the recipe. Use the slider to adjust the number of serving to double. I always like to have more than enough when entertaining, and leftovers of this are great!
Note: This post originally appeared on A Pinch of Healthy July 18, 2014.