Roasted Garlic Hummus

This Delicious roasted garlic hummus is super easy to whip up, and good for you too! Roasting the garlic gives it such a wonderful flavor, and takes away some of that pungent taste you sometimes get with raw garlic! It also covers the taste of the tahini (which is essential to hummus) which some people seem not to like… We love it around here and I think YOU will too 🙂

Hummus with fresh veggies

Hummus with fresh veggies

Roasted Garlic Hummus

  • 2 cups cooked chick peas
  • 1 large head of roasted garlic – RECIPE BELOW
  • 2 TBSP tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 3-4 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil (add extra Olive Oil when roasting garlic so the oil has that extra garlic taste!)
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1/4 TSP Sea Salt
  • 1/8 warm water (if needed to thin hummus)
  1. Rinse chick peas and add all ingredients to food processor or blender. Scrape down sides as needed. Transfer to serving dish when well blended.
  2. Sprinkle with paprika, and garnish with some parsley if you feel the need 😛

HOW TO ROAST GARLIC

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut top quarter of garlic off so garlic is exposed.
  3. Place in a tinfoil boat in an oven safe container and add about 4 TBSP of OLIVE OIL so that you will have plenty to use for this recipe. Make sure garlic is covered with tinfoil, but not sealed.
  4. Cook for about 30 minutes or until you smell the delicious garlic aroma.
  5. Let cool and squeeze out garlic and pour out oil.

You can store this roasted garlic in the fridge for up to a week!

Enjoy with cut up veggies, crackers and cheese, hunks of pita or on whatever you like.

Whenever I make this recipe I split the dip into two tubs when I’m done and throw one of them into the freezer. This way I have a delicious snack ready to go if I know people are coming over. Just take out a few hours prior to use to allow it to defrost.

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