Easy Creamy Roasted Garlic Hummus

Roasted Garlic Hummus is a fantastic protein-packed dip for parties or to eat as a snack with tortilla chips or as a base for sandwiches or pizzas.

garlic hummus

Roasted Garlic Hummus Tastes Good With Everything

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

This recipe is a chickpea dip because it’s filled with healthy ingredients.

What does hummus mean?

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

Today I want to share 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) turns this chickpea spread into a creamy textured spread that is party-friendly.

Try my 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 add fresh basil from my garden or whole chickpeas to make it a chunky dip.

How To Roast Garlic

garlic bulb

Roasted Garlic

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

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

I like to put mine in my muffin tin so it has a little bathtub.

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 new taste which you will love.

You can 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.

Learning About Hummus

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.

Many variations of this popular summertime dip that many eat all year.

It’s an easy recipe for your next frugal potluck or backyard barbeque party.

I’m a big fan of spreading hummus on my burger, hotdog, and 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 way is to make Spinach, Plain, or Wheat tortillas and cut them into triangles.

Brush the triangles with extra virgin olive oil, add spices, and bake until crispy.

Health Benefits of Hummus

hummus

Hummus is high in Iron, Vitamin C with high Folate and Vitamin B6 levels.

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 cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart disease.
  • Garlic is a naturally powerful antibiotic against bacteria, viruses, and fungi. 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 it in moderation.
  • Tahini (ground sesame seeds)- used to boost thiamine, known as  B-1, which influences muscles, the nervous system, and digestion. There are also carbohydrates, protein, phosphorus, and copper.
  • Lemon– Indigestion, constipation, fever, dental care, hair care, skin care, 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, add any flavor you like.

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

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

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

Hummus variations that I have made:

  • 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 -It 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 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
  • Prep time: 15 mins
  • Cook time: 5 mins
  • Total time: 20 mins
  • Serves: 3 cups

Roasted Garlic Hummus is the perfect dip for any party or something quick to make at home with your favourite snacks and sandwiches.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of dry chickpeas (hydrate for 4 hours in a crockpot or one 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 one fresh lemon (the best) -Depends on taste and how much lemon flavour you prefer here.
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 bulb of roasted garlic
  • 3 tablespoons of Tahini paste
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, add chickpeas and reserved water and blend.
  2. Add the tahini paste, roasted garlic, salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
  3. While blending, stream the extra virgin olive oil from the top of the food processor.
  4. Blend until creamy.
  5. Add lemon and salt until your desired taste is achieved.
Yield: 3

Easy Roasted Garlic Hummus

Roasted Garlic Hummus

Make this Mediterranean-style roasted garlic hummus and serve it topped with whole chickpeas, olive oil, and tortillas.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of dry chickpeas (hydrate for 4 hours in a crockpot or one hr instant pot) or one large can of chickpeas (2 cups)
  • 1/4 liquid from boiling the chickpeas or from the can
  • 3-5 tablespoons or the juice of one fresh lemon (the best).
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 bulb of roasted garlic (see recipe in post)
  • 3 tablespoons of Tahini paste
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • In a food processor, add chickpeas and reserved water and blend.
  • Add the tahini paste, roasted garlic, salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
  • While blending, stream the extra virgin olive oil from the top of the food processor.
  • Blend until creamy.
  • Add lemon and salt until your desired taste is achieved.





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Discussion: What kind of hummus variations have you tried and liked?

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

Thanks,

Mr.CBB

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