Make perfectly creamy Roasted Garlic Hummus with this simple recipe! Roast garlic in the oven and then blend into a basic creamy hummus.
Homemade hummus for the Win
Sure, there are lots of roasted garlic hummus options at the grocery store, but there is really something special about making your own at home. You can alter the recipe and really make it exactly how you like.
The deep flavor of the roasted garlic really comes through in this recipe. Squeeze the whole roasted garlic cloves into the mixture for extra garlic flavor.
It’s super smooth and creamy, easy to make, and garlic hummus goes with so many different things. You will never want the store bought stuff again!
- Measuring spoons and measuring cups
- Liquid measuring cup
- Aluminum or tin foil
- Baking sheet
- Large pot
- Food processor or a high speed blender
Garlic hummus can be used in any way you’d use normal hummus. It’s great as a dip with veggies or pita chips. I like to garnish it with extra virgin olive oil, toasted sesame seeds, and a sprinkle of smoked paprika.
I also like to use this garlic roasted hummus as a condiment on a sandwich or a wrap. It’s great to take to parties as an appetizer! I always serve it at parties with soft, fluffy pita bread and fresh veggies.
- Whole heads of garlic
- Chickpeas in a can or any cooked chickpeas
- Baking soda
- Lemon juice
- Ice cold water
- Olive oil
- Ground cumin
- Garlic powder
- Smoked paprika
What does baking Soda do to chickpeas?
Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are in the legume family. Sometimes legumes are a little tough and need extra help softening up. The baking soda helps this process tremendously!
Simmering the chickpeas in the baking soda water, even if they are canned, will make an even creamier and delicious hummus.
Where Does Hummus Originate from?
Hummus is traditionally known to come from the Middle East, though there is some argument that it’s routes are Greek as well. Chickpeas are abundant in the Middle East and therefore hummus is quite popular there.
The word hummus directly translates to “chickpea” in Arabic! The earliest mentions of hummus actually come from Egypt in the 13th century.
How to make This Roasted Garlic Hummus Recipe
Step 1: Roast the Garlic
To begin, preheat the oven to 400F. Trim the tops off the garlic heads and drizzle with olive oil.
Step 2: Prepare the Chickpeas
Then, drain and rinse the cans of chickpeas. Place them in a pot of water with 1 tsp baking soda and bring to a boil.
Reduce to a simmer and simmer 15 minutes. Finally, remove the pot from the heat.
Step 3: Blend the hummus
Once the garlic is done roasting, remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly. Squeeze the garlic out of the heads and place with the rest of the ingredients.
Run the food processor or blender and blend until almost fully combined.
Step 4: Add in the Ice water
Then, with the food processor/blender running, add in the ice water and blend until the hummus is a smooth, fluffy, creamy consistency.
Finally, serve the roasted garlic hummus with pita chips and veggies or spread it on your favorite Mediterranean themed sandwich or wrap!
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Check out these other vegetarian appetizers
- Asparagus and Cheddar Galette
- Whipped Feta Dip with Fresh Herbs
- Stuffed Mushroom Dip
- Healthy Buffalo Cauliflower Dip
- Creamy White Bean Hummus
You can find the full recipe below. If you make this recipe, please rate and review it in the comments, or share it with me on Instagram!
- Preheat oven to 400F. Trim the tops off of the heads of garlic and drizzle with olive oil and season with salt. Wrap each head of garlic tightly in tinfoil, place on a baking sheet and roast at 400F for 45 mins.
- While the garlic roasts, drain and rinse chickpeas. Place in a pot with water and 1 tsp of baking soda. Bring the water to a boil and then reduce to a simmer.
- Drain and rinse chickpeas again and pace in a food processor or high speed blender along with lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, salt, cumin, garlic powder, and smoked paprika.
- When the garlic is roasted, remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Squeeze roasted garlic cloves into the food processor with the other ingredients and blend.
- Blend until almost fully combined, then with the food processor running, pour ice cold water into the top. Blend until smooth and fluffy. Serve with veggies and pita chips!
- The number of garlic heads you use will determine how garlicky this hummus is. If you aren’t sure what you would like, start with just 1.