Creamy Roasted Garlic Hummus
Creamy roasted garlic hummus – homemade, healthy, smooth and delicious. Served with chips, crackers or veggies. The ultimate homemade healthy snack, much better than store bought.
I love homemade hummus and this smooth roasted garlic hummus with tahini is my favorite to make at home.
It only takes 5 minutes to make in a blender/food processor. Of course it might take you longer, if you decide to peel the skins off the canned chickpeas, like I often do.
This ensures that you get a very smooth and creamy hummus. This is not mandatory, but I would recommend it, if you have time. I used oven roasted garlic for this hummus, which created and amazing flavor.
What ingredients do you need to make this easy roasted garlic hummus?
To make this hummus recipe you need some basic ingredients and of course fun toppings of your choice.
- garlic (lots of it)
- canned chickpeas
- olive oil
- lemon juice
- black pepper
- cayenne pepper
What toppings can you add to this garlic hummus recipe?
- fresh chopped herbs like parsley, dill, thyme
- nuts – walnuts, hazelnuts, pine nuts
- sesame seeds
- drizzle some olive oil
- crushed red pepper flakes
Can you use dried chickpeas to make hummus?
Yes, dried chickpeas could be used to make homemade hummus.
Make sure you soak them in cold water for 2 hours, before boiling.
Adding 1/2 tsp of baking soda to the water when soaking the chickpeas helps loosening their skin and makes them easier to peel, after boiling.
Boil the chickpeas on the stove top for 30 minutes.
Let them cool and then peel off the skin (optional, but will make the hummus extra creamy).
Use in the recipe.
How to roast garlic in the oven ?
Whole garlic heads can not only be roasted in the oven, but also grilled in foil.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Slice off the top each garlic head to expose some of the cloves inside. Place on a piece of aluminum foil. Drizzle with olive oil and wrap.
Roast for 30 minutes, until cloves are tender. Grill at medium heat for 20-25 minutes.
How to make homemade hummus?
- Roast heads of garlic in aluminum foil in the oven.
- Peel the chickpeas (optional).
- Place the peeled chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, salt, cumin, black pepper, garlic and olive oil in a food processor (or a powerful blender). Blend until smooth.
You can store this homemade hummus with tahini in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.
What to serve this roasted garlic and lemon hummus with?
You can serve this roasted garlic and lemon hummus as an appetizer with your favorite pita chips, gluten free chips, veggies like carrots, sliced peppers or cucumbers or you can also serve it as a side dish with your favorite grilled meat or veggies.
More hummus recipes:
CREAMY ROASTED GARLIC AND LEMON HUMMUS
- 1-2 heads of garlic — (olive oil, salt and foil for roasting)
- 30 oz canned chickpeas — (garbanzo beans), peeled if possible, liquid reserved
- 1/3 cup tahini
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt — (or more to taste)
- 1/2 tsp plack pepper
- 1/4 tsp ground cumin
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper — optional
- chopped dill
- sesame seeds
- red pepper flakes
- chopped walnuts
- olive oil
- FINN CRISP Crispbread
Preheat oven to 400F. Cut the top off of your garlic, so you can reveal the cloves. The head of garlic should stay intact. Place on a piece of aluminum foil, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt. Wrap garlic well in aluminum foil. Place in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, until fragrant.Let it cool for 5 minutes. Open up foil, release garlic form the head. For this hummus you need 4-5 cloves (use more if you like a lot of garlic).
In the bowl of a food processor place chickpeas, 2-3 tbsp of the liquid (you might need more), tahini, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper, cumin and cayenne pepper. Pulse until smooth. Add more liquid or olive oil to thin hummus, if necessary. Add salt, if needed.
Transfer hummus to a bowl, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle sesame seeds, walnuts, red pepper flakes and dill. Serve with FINN CRISP.
Isn’t roasted garlic hummus the best!? I recently discovered roasted garlic in mashed potatoes.
I just shared this on twitter too 🙂
Garlic hummus is my favorite! I’ve made it several time and just can’t get enough! Your version looks fantastic, Mira! Love the crisps with it, too!
Those crisps sound like the perfect vehicle for eating this hummus by the bowlful!
I’ve had lemony hummus and garlic hummus, but always wished they’d combine the two. You did it! The crispbread look perfect with this hummus 🙂
You and I are on a hummus kick this week! Love it! And this hummus looks delicious and I love those crips. Yum!! Pinned!!
love love LOVE the idea of using dill on top of hummus. AND walnuts! i can’t believe i haven’t tried this before. definitely saving this for later
Thanks for stopping by Beverly!
Cayenne, garlic and lemon? Delicious! This is my kind of dip! Great recipe, and super healthy too! 🙂
Roasted garlic and lemon is such a delicious combination, and in hummus?! ForgetAboutIt! Yum! I could eat an entire vat of this creamy scrumptiousness! ♡ LOVE this!! Thanks for sharing!
This hummus sounds incredible – I love the addition of roasted garlic, what an incredible idea! This looks sooooo delicious. I love Finn Crisp too, I always snack on them with hummus or nut butter! What a perfect addition to serve with this recipe 🙂
I LOVE a good hummus recipe, Mira! I’m dying over those walnuts on top! Why have I never though of this? Genius! Pinned for later!
Mira, this hummus looks amazing. So loved the combination of roasted garlic and lemon. what an incredible idea! Indeed looks creamy!
Mira – This hummus looks so delicious. I love the herbs that dress up this dip. 🙂 I enjoy making my own hummus, because it tastes fresher and you get so much more than the store bought portions.
This hummus looks delicious! The flavor sounds amazing, I will have to try it with those chips as well.
I’ve not tried Finn Crisps, but they sounds lovely… and non-GMO is good! Delicious recipe, Mira, from the roasted garlic to the fresh dill and walnuts garnishing this tasty hummus! One can never have too many hummus recipes! Thank you my dear! Have a beautiful weekend!
I am kicking myself for not having made homemade hummus yet!!!! Oh, but I will be soon… Thanks for the inspiration! I’m gong to have to taste test a couple bowls of this first 😉
I love FINN CRISP – but I will just let you know, if I ate them with your hummus – I would finish the whole package! Your hummus sounds wonderful with those spices!
Yum!! This is like everything I want in my life right now–bright and light and cold and creamy and garlicky and full of flavor and plenty of fiber. Those crisps look excellent too! I’ll have to try some 🙂
Mira…this hummus looks gorgeous. I love your photography. It makes everything look so bright and clean!
I have not tried Finn crisps, but they are my kind of crispbread, I have to try. The hummus sounds delicious, I love sweet roasted garlic.
I could eat the whole bowl of this hummus — it looks so creamy and I love the lemon-garlic thing! Pinned.
Thanks for pinning Marcie!
Your hummus looks perfect, Mira! So creamy and delicious! I have such a weakness for roasted garlic hummus and could easily polish off an entire batch with those yummy crisps!
I love everything about this, Mira! So pretty (as always!) and delicious! Hummus is one of my all-time favorites! Pinned!
Mira, you have an incredible talent for bringing bold flavors to healthy dishes! I just love this recipe – roasted garlic, lemon, cayenne, all of those wonderful topping…. this sounds absolutely delicious!
I LOVE hummus, especially hummus with roasted garlic. This is such a deliciously easy snack/spread/hors d’oeuvres to keep around. I’ve never tried Finn Crisps, but I will definitely have to now. I’m a sucker for rye!
That hummus looks amazing! Super creamy and delicious!! 🙂
I’ve seen other posts on FINN CRISPs and can’t wait to try them! I love this hummus!!!
I am a huge fan of hummus. Though I have never seen these crackers in the stores. I’m going to have to keep my eye out for them! thanks. 🙂
I love hummus! and garlic+lemon flavor YUMMM pinning this definitely want to try this recipe 😉 have a great weekend girl!
Okay.. on my to do list: make hummus. This looks so good!
the hummus looks amazing Mira! love the flavors!
This hummus looks incredible! I’m a major hummus addict and I’m completely blown away at how amazing it looks. I would have devoured that within 2 minutes 😀
Hi Mira, hummus and all its variations are always welcome here in our house. Yum, I would love to try it with roasted garlic!
Love garlic! I’m sure it will make Hummus even more delicious! Pass me a big bowl, Mira! Pinning!
Yum! I’ve still never made my own hummus, but I need to pronto – yours looks delicious!
Thanks Sarah! I’m sure you’ll make a great hummus!
I haven’t tried roast garlic before adding them to the hummus, but it sounds divine! I love adding garlic, a lot of them! The dill on the top sounds lovely too. Pinning of course!
Just a comment – after you roast the garlic, it never instructs you to add it to the hummus. Might want to change instructions.
Hello! I tried this recipe and absolutely love it!! Thanks for sharing. Quick question: what they serving size for a single serving?
It is 8 servings of approximately 1/4 cup and the nutritional info is as follows:
Calories: 234, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 444mg, Potassium: 206mg, Carbohydrates: 17g, Fiber: 5g, Protein: 7g, Vitamin A: 35%, Vitamin C: 3.6%, Calcium: 51%, Iron: 1.8%