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Easy Creamy Roasted Garlic Hummus

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Roasted Garlic Hummus Is The Dip That Tastes Good With Everything

When you want a dip to go with pork rinds, pita bread, pepperoni chips, tortilla chips or even veggies this creamy roasted garlic hummus dip is THE BOMB.

This recipe is a chickpea dip like no other because it’s filled with healthy ingredients.

What does hummus actually mean?

Hummus simply means “chickpeas” in Arabic which makes sense since this is a chickpea recipe.

Today I want to share with you my easy creamy roasted garlic hummus recipe that anyone can make in minutes in a food processor for around $1.50.

While shopping the other day we noticed the cost of this frugal dip coming in at a whopping $4.50 for a 500g tub.

You can find Tahini paste in the ethnic section at your local grocery shop for around $4-6 for a large container.

Although this cost seems high for the paste it will last you for many homemade hummus recipes.

The Tahini (sesame butter) is what turns this chickpea spread into a creamy textured spread that is party-friendly.

If you are a hummus fan you must try this easy roasted garlic hummus recipe before heading out to the grocery store to pay a premium price for something you can easily make at home.  

Sometimes I even like to toss in some fresh basil from my garden to kick it up a notch in the flavour department.

How To Make Roasted Garlic

garlic bulb

Roasted Garlic

Peel your garlic to expose the outer layer skin of the individual garlic cloves.

Cut a thin layer off the top of a fresh bulb of garlic (I do about a 1/4 inch), add extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and wrap in foil.

I like to put mine in my muffin tin so it has its own little bathtub to sit in.

Put your garlic in the oven at 350-400 degrees for about 35 mins to an hour or until the garlic is soft and fragrant.

This garlic will be almost candy-like and sweet to taste and practically fall out of the bulb when roasted.

Roasted garlic will give your hummus a whole new taste which you will love.

You can even add a mixture of roasted garlic and garlic to add a sweet and pungent depth to the hummus.

When done, squeeze the lovely garlic out of the shell (peel or bulb) and into the processor in place of the fresh garlic.

Hummus 101

What is Hummus?

Hummus is an Arab dip or spread made from mashing chickpeas, lemon juice, spices, Tahini paste, olive oil, salt, pepper, and lemon juice.

Hummus is very popular around the world and prevalent in cuisine in the Middle East.

There are many variations of this popular summertime dip that many eat all year-long.

It’s an easy recipe to bring to your next frugal pot-luck or frugal back yard barbeque party.

I’m a big fan of spreading hummus on my burger, hotdog, sausages and sometimes dip my grilled steak in it.

You can make pita chips by cutting pita into triangles and putting them on a baking sheet then baking until crispy at 300 degrees.

Another great way is to make your own Spinach,Plain or Wheat tortillas and cut them up, add your favourite spices a splash of olive oil.

Bake them in the oven until crispy.

Health Benefits of Hummus

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Hummus is high in Iron, Vitamin C with high levels of Folate and Vitamin B6. It’s a nice light zesty dip that’s hard to put down.

  • Chick Peas are high in fibre and protein and fill you up so you are not starving an hour after you eat. Chick Peas may also help with your cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart disease.
  • Garlic- naturally powerful antibiotic effective against bacteria, viruses, and fungus. Garlic also promotes heart health and helps reduce blood coagulation. It may also lower your blood pressure, LDL Cholesterol (the stuff you don’t want) and more.
  • Olive Oil– is a mono-unsaturated fat (the good stuff) but high in calories so use in moderation.
  • Tahini (ground sesame seeds)- used to boost thiamine known as  B-1 which influences your muscles, nervous system and digestion. There are also carbohydrates, protein, phosphorus, and copper.
  • Lemon– Indigestion, constipation, fever, dental care, hair care, skincare, burns, internal bleeding, Rheumatism, Weight Loss, Respiratory Disorders, Cholera, Foot relaxation, Corns, Throat Infections and High Blood Pressure.

Easy Hummus Recipe Ideas

lemon garlic hummus

There are many variations of hummus but all you do is start with a basic hummus dip like this recipe I’ve made.

From there just add in any the type of flavour you like.

For example, If you make my recipe and really want Lentil Hummus add a cup of cooked lentils and blend.

If you want avocado hummus to make my recipe and add avocado or two.

It’s so easy to make hummus varieties once you have the base recipe.

Some other variations of Hummus that I have made are:

  • Eggplant and Garlic Hummus
  • Roasted Garlic Hummus
  • Ginger Garlic Hummus
  • Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus
  • Greek Yoghurt Hummus
  • Olive Hummus with Lime
  • Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
  • Beet Hummus
  • Carrot Hummus
  • Chocolate Hummus
  • Avocado Hummus
  • White Bean Hummus
  • Pumpkin Hummus
  • Sweet Potato Hummus
  • Jalapeno Hummus
  • Lentil Hummus

Tools:

  • Food Processor
  • Measuring spoon/cup
  • Mixing spoon
  • Pot to boil chickpeas if you use dry beans (soak overnight in water then boil until tender in salted water)
  • Strainer to strain chickpeas when boiled

Roasted Garlic Hummus Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups of dry chickpeas (hydrate in a crockpot for 4 hours on low or 1 hour in an instant pot) or 1 large can of  chickpeas (2 cups)
  • 1/4 liquid from boiling the chickpeas or from the can
  • 3-5 tablespoons of Real lemon juice (the good stuff) or the juice of 1 fresh lemon -Depends on taste and how much lemon flavour you prefer here.
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 full bulb of roasted garlic (medium to large bulb) If you want a pungent hummus add an extra 4-6 cloves of reg garlic
  • 3 tablespoons of Tahini paste
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil

Making Roasted Garlic Hummus

  • In a food processor or blender add your chickpeas, and reserved water and blend
  • Add in the Tahini paste, roasted garlic, salt, pepper, and a lemon juice and while you are blending stream in the extra virgin olive oil from the top
  • Blend until creamy
  • Add lemon and salt until your desired taste is achieved

How To Make Easy Creamy Garlic Hummus

Easy Creamy Roasted Garlic Hummus
 
Recipe Type: Dip
Cuisine: Middle East
Author: Mr.CBB
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Serves: 3 cups
Roasted Garlic Hummus is the perfect dip for any party or if you want something quick to make at home to go with your favourite snacks and sandwiches.
Ingredients
  • 1.5 cups of dry chickpeas (hydrate 4 hours in a crockpot or 1 hr instant pot) or 1 large can of chickpeas (2 cups)
  • 1/4 liquid from boiling the chickpeas or from the can
  • 3-5 tablespoons of Real lemon juice (the good stuff) or the juice of 1 fresh lemon (the best) -Depends on taste and how much lemon flavour you prefer here.
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 full bulb of roasted garlic (medium to large bulb) If you want a pungent hummus add an extra 4-6 cloves of reg garlic
  • 3 tablespoons of Tahini paste
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. In a food processor or blender add your chickpeas, and reserved water and blend
  2. Add in the Tahini paste, roasted garlic, salt, pepper, and a lemon juice and while you are blending stream in the extra virgin olive oil from the top
  3. Blend until creamy
  4. Add lemon and salt until your desired taste is achieved
 

Discussion: What kind of hummus flavours have you tried and like?

Leave me your comments below and don’t forget to rate my recipe if you try.

Thanks,

Mr.CBB

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9 Comments

    1. That’s why I really wanted to show people how easy it is. I even saw cous-cous for almost $5 the other day pre-made… bloody stuff is like instant oatmeal.. takes seconds to make and is SO cheap.. but people pay for convenience as we know.. been there done that! Cheers Mr.CBB

  1. My wife and I make a very similar dish. We recently found a recipe where you can “spruce” it up a bit by adding kalamata olives, cucumber, red peppers, and feta cheese. It’s absolutely delicious and I’ll be posting it on the blog here in a few weeks!

    1. That sounds delicious. We love olives especially kalamata for their bold flavour. Feta cheese is amazing as long it is the real feta made in Greece. Nothing beat feta from the barrel! Looking forward to your recipe. Mr.CBB

  2. I really love home made Hummus. We make it all the time and eat it with raw vegetables. I found a variation on this, using peanut butter (the natural one, without additives), and it tastes as great:)

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