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Roasted Garlic Hummus

This Roaster Garlic Hummus is a smooth spread, dip, or appetizer made from chickpeas, tahini (sesame seed paste), olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic. Its creamy smooth texture makes it very versatile to use. You can serve it as a dip for any party or a snack (with toasted pita bread wedges or crudites). You can also use it as a spread for sandwiches, wraps, or make a Hummus Toast (same as the avocado toast; replace the smashed avocado with hummus).
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean Recipes, Middle Eastern Recipes
Keyword: Cayenne Pepper, Chickpeas, Cumin, Dairy Free, Dips and spreads, Garlic, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Hummus, Lemon, Nut-Free, Tahini
Diet: Dairy-Free, Flexitarian, Gluten-Free, Lenten, Mediterranean, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 6
Calories: 116kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 head garlic large
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 15oz can chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Sumac for serving
  • Crudités for serving
  • Pita bread wedges for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Cut the top off the garlic head, place it on a piece of aluminum foil, and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Wrap the aluminum foil, place it in the oven, and roast for 40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and set aside to cool for a few minutes.
  • Add the chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, water, ground cumin, and cayenne pepper to a blender or food processor.
  • Once the garlic has cooled enough to handle, remove roasted garlic cloves from the outer skin and add them to the container. 
  • Season with sea salt to taste, and blend until smooth. Add more water, if necessary, to achieve desired consistency.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.
  • Transfer to a serving dish and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of sumac.
  • Serve immediately with fresh vegetables and pita bread.

Notes

To save time, roast the garlic in advance while preparing other roasted vegetables or dishes in the oven. 
Also, you can roast a few heads (bulbs) of garlic in advance and store them if you plan to use roasted garlic for other recipes (salads, dips, sandwiches, grilled meat, chicken or fish, etc.). 
Roasted garlic can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container covered in olive oil for up to one week.
You can store the roasted garlic hummus in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 6g | Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.6g | Protein: 3.8g | Fat: 7.3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9.3mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 0.3g