If you love garlic, this hummus is for you. If you love roasted garlic, this hummus is especially for you! We love garlic in our house, but roasted garlic is in a category all in itself! The sweet flavor the comes from roasting a garlic head is like nothing else. Eating an entire head of garlic is hard to imagine. But eating an entire head of roasted garlic is easy! But today, we are putting an entire head of roasted garlic in this hummus!
The secret to a creamy and delicious hummus is using cooked chickpeas instead of the canned chickpeas. The other tip to achieve a creamier hummus is to peel the outer skins from the chickpeas. This step is not necessary, and if peeling the skins from the chickpeas is not something you have time for nor want to do, the flavors will still be amazing! However, if you can or have some helpers in the kitchen this step is totally worth it!
Warning: When you roast the garlic, your kitchen will smell absolutely divine!
Roasted Garlic Hummus
- 1 large head garlic
- 1 T olive oil
- 2 cups cooked chickpeas
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Juice of 3 lemons
- salt and pepper to taste
- water for consistency
- Garnish: Paprika & chopped parsley and olive oil.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel the outer paper layers of the garlic head but keep the garlic head intact. Cut the top of the garlic head to expose the tops of the garlic cloves. Lay the garlic head on a square of aluminum foil cut side up. Pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the garlic head. Tightly wrap the garlic head with the foil. Place in the oven and roast the garlic for about 40 minutes or until soft and cooked through. Remove from the oven, open the foil and let the roasted garlic cool.
- Pour the chickpeas, tahini olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a food processor. Squeeze the soft cloves of the roasted garlic from the bulb into the food processor. Pulse until smooth. Add a little water to get the consistency you want. Add more salt and pepper if needed. Garnish with paprika, parsley and olive oil.
- Serve with veggies, pita chips, in your favorite wrap, etc.
To get a creamier consistency, peel the outer skin from the chickpeas.