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Roasted Garlic Hummus

Roasted Garlic Hummus is a delicious homemade dip made with slow roasted garlic, chickpeas, tahini sesame paste, lemon juice, and spices.
Prep Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Keyword: Roasted Garlic Hummus
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 151kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iamhomesteader.com

Ingredients

Roasted Garlic

  • 4 heads garlic, about 10-12 cloves each
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

Hummus

  • 2 cups (304 g) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup (61 g) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • cup (75 g) tahini sesame paste
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • olive oil and paprika, optional for garnish

Instructions

Roasted Garlic

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Use your fingers to peel away all the loose, papery, outer layers around the heads of garlic. (Leave the head itself intact with all the cloves connected.)
  • Trim about ¼ inch off the tops of the heads of garlic, exposing the cloves inside.
  • Place garlic in the center of a 10-inch square of aluminum foil.
  • Drizzle with olive oil, letting the oil saturate the cloves.
  • Fold the sides of the aluminum foil up to the center and seal (creating a foil packet with the garlic inside). Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until the garlic cloves are soft and deep golden brown.
  • Remove the garlic from the oven and carefully open the sealed foil packet to allow the garlic to cool slightly. Once it is cool enough to touch, use your fingers to squeeze out the cloves. Discard the remaining skin.

Hummus

  • To the bowl of a food processor, add the roasted garlic (reserve some if there are whole pieces and you want to use them as garnish), chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, salt, cumin, ice cubes, and olive oil. Process for one minute. Scrape the sides of the bowl, and process for 2-5 more minutes, or until the mixture is smooth and creamy, or your desired consistency.
  • Transfer the hummus to a serving dish and top with the remaining chopped garlic, olive oil, paprika, and parsley, if desired.
  • Serve with pita bread, crackers, or veggies.