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.
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
- Warmed Pita Bread
- Spiced Pita Chips
- Vegetables such as: cauliflower, broccoli, carrot sticks, fennel slices or snap peas
Recipe: Roasted Garlic Hummus
1 head of garlic
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
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?
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 :)