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ROASTED GARLIC HUMMUS

This roasted garlic hummus is creamy, easy, and made with just 6 healthy ingredients! It’s a flavorful vegan dip best served with warm pita bread and fresh vegetables, or spread inside your favorite sandwich. Simply combine garbanzo beans, olive oil, tahini, roasted garlic, lemon, and salt to create this homemade hummus.

Homemade hummus is extremely easy to make. And, since it’s made in your own kitchen, you can flavor it exactly the way you like. Moreover, homemade hummus is free of preservatives and contains healthy ingredients.

Once you make this roasted garlic hummus, you won’t even bother purchasing store-bought alternatives. It’s quick, simple, creamy, and oh so garlicky. Let’s get into it!

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN ROASTED GARLIC HUMMUS?

This roasted garlic hummus recipe contains minimal, wholesome ingredients. Check out the 6 ingredients below:

  • Garbanzo beans. Hummus is a great source of plant-based protein since garbanzo beans, otherwise known as chickpeas, are the main ingredient. These beans offer several health benefits.
  • Olive oil. This recipe calls for olive oil. I recommend using a high-quality extra virgin olive oil for optimal results and nutrition.
  • Tahini. Tahini is ground sesame seed butter. It is high in fiber and contains several important vitamins and minerals.
  • Roasted garlic. Roasted garlic is the key to flavor this recipe!
  • Lemon juice. Lemon juice is a great boost of Vitamin C.
  • Salt. We’ll add a dash of salt to enhance the flavor of all other ingredients.

HOW TO MAKE ROASTED GARLIC HUMMUS

Creating roasted garlic hummus is a pretty straight-forward process; roast the garlic, process the ingredients, and serve.

HOW TO ROAST GARLIC

We will begin by roasting the garlic. First, remove the outer skin of the whole garlic head while leaving the skin of each individual bulb intact.

Next, cut off the top of the garlic head so all bulbs are partially exposed. Drizzle olive oil over each exposed bulb and rub into the bulbs.

Then, cover the garlic head with aluminum foil. Roast, cut side facing up, for 35 minutes at 400 degrees F. After, remove from the oven and allow garlic to cool completely.

Time to create the hummus! Combine garbanzo beans, olive oil, roasted garlic (skin removed), tahini, lemon juice, and salt to a food processor. Process until nearly smooth, adding water as needed. Add more or less water depending on your desired consistency. More water will thin the hummus while less will thicken it. Note: you can use additional olive oil in place of water.

Finally, transfer hummus to a bowl. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, garbanzo beans, and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve with sliced pita bread or vegetables.

WHAT TO EAT WITH ROASTED GARLIC HUMMUS

EVERYTHING! Well, almost everything. This roasted garlic hummus is a delicious dip for warm pita bread, crackers, and sliced vegetables. In particular, carrots, celery, bell peppers, and cucumber are great hummus dippers.

Additionally, hummus can be used as a dressing or spread for sandwiches, toast, pasta, salad, buddha bowls, falafel, and even pizza.

WHAT’S THE BEST GARNISH FOR HUMMUS?

I always recommend adding a garnish to homemade hummus. It brings an extra boost of flavor and creates a variety in texture. Plus, you can get creative with it and sprinkle several different ingredients on top.

This roasted garlic hummus is garnished with chopped fresh parsley, garbanzo beans, and a drizzle of olive oil. Other great options include minced garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, sesame seeds, and flax seeds.

HOW SHOULD YOU SEASON HUMMUS?

You may desire more or less salt depending on personal preference. For an even richer garlic flavor, add 1-2 tsp garlic powder when processing the ingredients. You may also add a dash of black pepper, paprika, or cumin.

HOW SHOULD YOU STORE HUMMUS?

Store homemade hummus in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should keep fresh for up to five days.

IF YOU LOVE THIS ROASTED GARLIC HUMMUS, YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY THESE DIPS AND DRESSINGS:

ROASTED GARLIC HUMMUS

Course: Recipes
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

45

minutes
Cooking time

35

minutes
Calories

300

kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 1 head garlic, roasted

  • 2 tbsp tahini

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 2–4 tbsp water

  • Optional garnish: fresh parsley, garbanzo beans, olive oil

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Remove outer skin layer of the garlic head, leaving the skin of each individual bulb still intact. Cut off the top of the garlic head so all bulbs are partially exposed. Drizzle olive oil over each exposed bulb and rub into the bulbs. Cover the garlic head in aluminum foil. Roast, cut side facing up, for 35 minutes. After, remove from oven and allow garlic to cool completely.  
  • Combine garbanzo beans, olive oil, roasted garlic (skin removed), tahini, lemon juice, and salt to a food processor. Process ingredients until nearly smooth, adding water as needed. Add more or less water depending on your desired consistency. Alternatively, add additional olive oil in place of water. 
  • Transfer hummus to a bowl. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, garbanzo beans, and a drizzle of olive oil.

Notes

  • Serve hummus with warm pita bread, crackers, or vegetables. Additionally, spread hummus on sandwiches, pasta, salads, buddha bowls, or toast. 

This recipe was created by Purely Kaylie read the full article here

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