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Roasted Garlic Hummus

Roasted Garlic Hummus

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I have been on a big roasted garlic kick the past month and have to admit it has been really nice to become reacquainted with an old favorite.  There is something about slow roasting a head of garlic until it is sticky and rich in flavor.  I love the pungent smell that overtakes the kitchen and eventually rest of the house.  It is musky and sultry.  As well as warm and comforting.  This recipe for roasted garlic hummus is just that and more;  sultry, warm and comforting.

Roasted Garlic Hummus

Roasting garlic mellows the bitter bite that raw garlic tends to add to a recipe, such as hummus.  In this hummus recipe, the garlic is subtle and caramelized;  perfect match with lemon, tahini, and chickpeas.  

I like to serve this recipe with lavash as a light lunch alongside a simple green salad.


  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas very well.  Let them sit in a colander and dry for 30 minutes before making the hummus.  I find this helps the ingredients stick together instead of separating with too much moisture. 
  • Let the hummus sit for an hour before serving to allow the flavors to blend together.


  • Food Processor
  • parchment paper or foil 

What to Serve with Hummus

Recipe: Roasted Garlic Hummus


1 head of garlic

olive oil

2 cups chickpeas

1/4 cup tahini

1 lemon, juiced

1/8 cup water

1/2 cup good quality olive oil

kosher salt, to taste

How To:

Preheat oven to 400.
Cut the top of the head of garlic off, about 1/4″ only.
Put the garlic on a piece of parchment paper or foil, that is big enough, to bring the corners together and twist shut.
Before closing, generously pour olive oil over the top of the garlic, add a sprinkle of salt;  twist the parchment paper or foil shut.
Put the bundle onto a cookie sheet, and slide it into the oven.
Roast until fragrant, and golden in color, about 25 – 35 minutes, depending on how hot your oven gets.
Remove from the oven and let cool.
After the garlic cools, over a bowl, remove the cloves from the garlic skin.
Put the garlic cloves into the bowl and set aside.
In a food processor add the chickpeas, tahini, water and lemon juice.
Pulse until mashed.
Add the garlic and process until mixed;  about 1 minute.
With the food processor running, slowly pour the olive oil in and continue processing until combined.
Season to taste with salt, then let sit for a hour in the refrigerator for flavors to blend.

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Wednesday 22nd of January 2014

hi this might sound like a rather dumb question, but is it 400 F or Centigrade/Celsius ? I'm from India and we have Centigrade ovens.


Thursday 23rd of January 2014

No question is ever dumb. Yes, all our recipes will be in Fahrenheit as we are in the US. Not sure what that would convert to in centigrade?


Sunday 13th of May 2012

Would this work with a blender instead of a food processor?

Denise Woodward

Tuesday 15th of May 2012

Hi, we imagine it would. You may have to add a little more water. Give it a whirl and let us know!


Tuesday 7th of February 2012

love garlic, love hummus--sounds like a perfect combo, can't wait to try it out!

jas @ the gluten free scallywag

Monday 31st of October 2011

wow - I have tahini, chickpeas and everything here to make hummous, but now I'm gonna hve to go to the shops to get a head of garlic and make it roasted garlic hummus! YUM!


Monday 24th of October 2011

Simple, aromatic and delicious. It's just perfect :)