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Roasted Garlic Hummus

Roasted Garlic Hummus

Creamy bean dip with robust, roasted garlic; perfect for a party appetizer or afternoon snack.

Course Appetizer, Snack
Servings 4
Author Heather H. of Kitchen Concoctions: www.kitchen-concoctions.com

Ingredients

  • 1 bulb/head of garlic
  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon each kosher salt and black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ large lemon, juiced and zested
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Using a knife, cut off the top quarter off each bulb of garlic, exposing the garlic cloves. Leaving the bulb of garlic intact, peel away any excess outer paper layers. Place one garlic bulb in the center of one piece of foil. Make sure foil is large enough to pull up and wrap around the entire bulb of garlic. Drizzle each bulb of garlic with 2-3 teaspoons olive oil and sprinkle each blub with 1/8 teaspoon each salt and black pepper. Tightly wrap foil around prepared bulb of garlic. Carefully place wrapped garlic directly on wire racks in oven. Roast garlic at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until garlic becomes fragrant and soft. Carefully remove roasted garlic from oven. Allow garlic to cool slightly, then unwrap foil from around bulb of garlic. On a plate or cutting board, squeeze garlic bulb until all the roasted garlic comes out.
  3. Place roasted and peeled garlic cloves in a food processor or high power blender. Add garbanzo beans, tahini, cumin, lemon juice and zest. Blend on high, mixing just until mixture becomes somewhat smooth and combined, but do not over mix. Add water, as necessary, to ease blending process. At the end, add remaining olive oil, salt and black pepper; pulsing just to incorporate.
  4. Pour mixture into a bowl and stir to combine. Serve immediately or refrigerate for 3-4 days in the fridge.
  5. Optional: For serving, add a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes or diced chives.

Recipe Notes

Note: Check out this step by step tutorial on how to roast garlic.