Sometimes, plain old hummus just doesn’t cut it. Especially with my clientele at home that prefers flavored hummus. One of my favorite variations on the hummus theme is this roasted garlic hummus.
It combines the health benefits of A TON of garlic with those of chickpeas and tahini. For thousands of years, medicinal properties have been attributed to garlic. Science is now beginning to confirm it. Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) have been grown in Middle Eastern countries for thousands of years. They boast a load of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein. As for tahini, which is made from toasted and ground sesame seeds, it is rich in important nutrients like fiber, protein, copper, phosphorus, and selenium and may reduce heart disease risk and inflammation.
But mostly this hummus has a ton of flavor. So, what’s not to like?
How to make roasted garlic hummus
It will take about 30 minutes to roast your garlic and you need to let it cool down, so plan accordingly. You can roast it the day before.
Then, all you need is a food processor. All ingredients go in and zoom zoom voila!… If it is too thick for your liking, add water or reserved liquid from the chickpea can, one tablespoon at a time.
Cayenne pepper is optional, but gives this roasted garlic hummus a nice kick. Sumac adds a warm lemony flavor.
Give it a try and you will be making this on repeat!
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Roasted garlic hummus
- 1 head garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1-1/2 cup cooked chickpeas (= one 16oz can, drained)
- 3 tbsp lemon juice (= juice of 1 lemon)
- 1/4 cup Tahini (sesame paste)
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt or more to taste
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp sumac
- 2 tbsp water or juice from the can
- 1/2 tsp Everything but the Bagel seasoning for garnish
- Peel garlic cloves and place them on a piece of aluminum foil. Drizzle with a tablespoon olive oil.
- Fold the foil over the garlic and seal the edges tightly to make a packet.
- Place the packet on a baking sheet and roast at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes.
- Remove the packet from the oven and let rest until cool enough to handle. The roasted garlic should be golden and caramelized
- Place chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, tahini, 2 tbsp olive oil, salt, cayenne pepper and sumac in the bowl of your food processor.
- Process until smooth, scraping the bowl as needed.
- Check consistency and add water or juice from the can if needed.
- Drizzle with more olive oil and sprinkle Everything but the Bagel seasoning (garlic and onion flakes, sesame seeds and sea salt)