Roasted Garlic Hummus

I made this awesome (easy to make!) hummus last weekend, and I’m so happy with how it turned out!  I combined a couple of recipes to get this one, and I think it’s a keeper.  I will definitely be making this often, especially since there is no tahini in it, so it’s pretty affordable to make.  It’s perfect served with fresh veggies, tortilla chips, or pita bread.  I can’t vouch for this personally, but I hear that hummus is really good as a sandwich spread.  Anyone want to share any creative ways to eat hummus?

Roasted Garlic Hummus

1 small head of garlic (about 8 cloves)
1 tsp. olive oil
1/4 tsp. salt
1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained (liquid reserved)
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt
a few grinds of black pepper
1 tsp. ground cumin

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Slice off the top (pointed end) of the head of garlic.  Place a square of aluminum foil on a baking sheet and set the garlic head on it.  Wrap the foil around the garlic, leaving an opening at the top.  Drizzle with 1 tsp. olive oil and sprinkle with 1/4 tsp. salt.  Close foil around garlic head, and place in preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until garlic is soft and fragrant.

Into the bowl of a food processor, dump drained chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and cumin.  Add roasted garlic by squeezing out each clove from the head.  Pulse everything in the food processor until well blended, stopping to stir as needed.  If not thin enough, add reserved bean liquid (or water), 1 Tbsp. at a time, until desired consistency has been achieved. (We like ours a little chunkier, but you can make it smoother if you want.)


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  1. says

    I always buy roasted garlic hummus from the store, but never thought about making it from scratch. Do you know about how much it costs to make? It is pretty expensive to buy (usually around $3-$4), but I figure you get more when you make it yourself.

  2. says

    @CortneyChickpeas run about $.55 a can or less where I buy them, and a head of garlic costs me $.23. I use such a small amount of the other ingredients that I don’t know exactly how much expense they add, but probably only pennies. I bought my cumin at Big Lots for $1. I’m sure the total cost for this recipe is under $.85. I can buy roasted garlic hummus at Aldi for $1.79 (which is not a bad price), but I can make it at home for half of that!

  3. says

    I thought I would love Hummus, but I just can’t get over the chickpeas! Those things are on my ‘will never like’ list. I can’t stand the texture! There must be some other healthy dip I can like :)

  4. says

    this looks fantastic! i like hummus on a piece of sourdough toast with a little splash of olive oil for breakfast. it is also good in a veggie sandwich. thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club!

  5. Kelly says

    The cost of homemade is even cheaper if you use dried beans. Think outside the box about bean types. I’ve used pinto and black-eyed peas in homemade hummus. My new favorite is a Zucchini Hummus recipe that uses pinto beans; the recipe was found on allrecipes.

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