Easy Roasted Garlic Hummus


Creamy, rich hummus with a deep, slightly sweet roasted garlic flavor.  Whip it up in the food processor and enjoy it with some crispy pita chips or naan!

Hummus is so easy to make and is guaranteed to be a party favorite!  Made easy in your food processor, you’ll be making this over and over again!

Roasted Garlic Hummus | The Chunky Chef | Creamy, rich hummus with a deep, slightly sweet roasted garlic flavor. Whip it up in the food processor and enjoy it with some crispy pita chips or naan!

Hummus is one of those things that until I was in my mid-twenties, I’d never tried before.  Not really sure why… maybe I just wasn’t sure what it was.  Once I tried it… oh man.  I fell in food-love!  There’s so many great varieties of hummus, but my personal favorite has got to be roasted garlic.

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Roasted Garlic Hummus | The Chunky Chef | Creamy, rich hummus with a deep, slightly sweet roasted garlic flavor. Whip it up in the food processor and enjoy it with some crispy pita chips or naan!

Have you ever roasted garlic before?  If you haven’t… walk run to the kitchen and do it.  Trust me, you won’t regret it!  It’s super easy to do, and the smell that fills your house… oh it’s pure heaven.  Well, if you like garlic that is lol.

I’ve always been a garlic fan… could never have too much.  Thank God my husband is the same way!  But once you bake the garlic, it changes.  That sharp “hot” flavor of raw garlic is gone.  The cloves are transformed into luxuriously creamy, sweet, decadent and buttery little cloves of deliciousness!

Roasted Garlic

If you’ve never done it before… it’s super easy!  Just take a head of garlic, peel off the loose paper layers, but leave the skin on.  Slice off 1/2″ or so off the top of the head (leaving the root end intact).  Place the garlic on a piece of foil, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  I also like to sprinkle a little herbs de provence on it as well.  Scrunch the foil up around the garlic and bake for about 40-50 minutes.

The cloves get golden and caramelized, super soft, and oh so fragrant!  Just squeeze the root end of the cloves and they’ll just slide right out 🙂

I usually roast several heads of garlic and then store whatever I’m not using right away.  They keep in an airtight container in the fridge, and I usually pour in some olive oil.  That way it keeps the cloves moist and also doubles as a great way to get some amazing garlic infused oil 😉

Alright, I’ll stop blabbing on about garlic and get to the actual hummus lol.  I love how easy this is to throw together, and comes together in about 5 minutes, which makes it perfect for entertaining, or when you have a snack craving!

Most of these ingredients are common and you probably have them in your pantry, with the exception of maybe one.  Tahini paste.  Made from ground sesame seeds, it’s the key to having your homemade hummus taste authentic and just like the hummus from a restaurant or gourmet grocery store.  I found mine in the organic section of my grocery store and the one container has lasted me quite a while.

If you can’t find it or prefer to do it yourself, here’s a great homemade version!

Roasted Garlic Hummus | The Chunky Chef | Creamy, rich hummus with a deep, slightly sweet roasted garlic flavor. Whip it up in the food processor and enjoy it with some crispy pita chips or naan!

Just zip up your ingredients in your food processor and you’re good to go!  I like to drizzle some olive oil on top and add some minced roasted garlic, minced parsley, and sprinkle a bit of sumac or cayenne pepper over the top.  Really makes all the flavors pop!

Roasted Garlic Hummus | The Chunky Chef | Creamy, rich hummus with a deep, slightly sweet roasted garlic flavor. Whip it up in the food processor and enjoy it with some crispy pita chips or naan!

You can serve this hummus with just about anything you’d like…. some carrot and celery sticks, soft naan or pita bread, or crispy chips.  My husband likes his hummus on soft, pillowy pita breads… and I prefer mine on something crispy!  My favorite way is to slice some naan or pita bread into triangles and bake or fry them until they’re crispy and golden 🙂

Roasted Garlic Hummus | The Chunky Chef | Creamy, rich hummus with a deep, slightly sweet roasted garlic flavor. Whip it up in the food processor and enjoy it with some crispy pita chips or naan!
Roasted Garlic Hummus | The Chunky Chef | Creamy, rich hummus with a deep, slightly sweet roasted garlic flavor. Whip it up in the food processor and enjoy it with some crispy pita chips or naan!

Roasted Garlic Hummus | The Chunky Chef | Creamy, rich hummus with a deep, slightly sweet roasted garlic flavor. Whip it up in the food processor and enjoy it with some crispy pita chips or naan!

Don’t you want to just grab that bowl and chip and go to town?  I had to keep re-taking this photo because I would get distracted and eat it lol.  #foodbloggerproblems 😉

I hope you guys try this one… I just know you’ll fall in food-love like I did!

Recipe adapted from Cooking Classy


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Roasted Garlic Hummus | The Chunky Chef | Creamy, rich hummus with a deep, slightly sweet roasted garlic flavor. Whip it up in the food processor and enjoy it with some crispy pita chips or naan!
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5 from 5 votes
4 servings
Easy Roasted Garlic Hummus
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
Creamy, rich hummus with a deep, slightly sweet roasted garlic flavor. Whip it up in the food processor and enjoy it with some crispy pita chips or naan!
Author: The Chunky Chef
Ingredients
  • 1 large head roasted garlic recipe below
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil preferably extra virgin
  • 1 oz can chick peas drained and rinsed, 15
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp tahini paste
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • tsp scant 1/4 ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp fresh rosemary minced
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp water
  • GARNISH:
  • Minced fresh parsley
  • Minced roasted garlic
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Sprinkle of sumac or cayenne pepper optional
Instructions
  1. To a food processor add chick peas, lemon juice, tahini paste, salt, cumin and rosemary, and pulse for about 1 minute.
  2. Scrape down sides and bottom of food processor, add about 3/4 of the roasted garlic, (set the rest aside to mince for garnish). Pulse until combined.
  3. While the food processor is on, stream in 2 Tbsp olive oil and 2-3 Tbsp water. 3 Tbsp will yield a slightly thinner hummus and 2 Tbsp will yield a slightly thicker hummus. I usually use between 2-3. Pulse until desired smoothness is reached.
  4. To serve, place hummus in a dish, make slight indentations and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with desired garnishes and serve with fresh pita, naan, pita chips or vegetables.
  5. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container.
Recipe Notes
** Recipe adapted from Cooking Classy
** if your food processor doesn't allow for streaming liquids in while it's running, you can add the oil, pulse to combine, then add the water and pulse again.

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Roasted Garlic Hummus | The Chunky Chef | Creamy, rich hummus with a deep, slightly sweet roasted garlic flavor. Whip it up in the food processor and enjoy it with some crispy pita chips or naan!
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5 from 5 votes
Roasted Garlic
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
42 mins
 
Easily transform raw pungent garlic into decadent, creamy garlic with a deep roasted caramelized flavor. Perfect in so many dishes!
Ingredients
  • 1 head of garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Herbs de Provence optional
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees and place a rack in the middle position.
  2. Peel the loose paper off the garlic, leaving the tight paper skins intact. Keep the whole head together, don't separate any of the cloves.
  3. Using a sharp knife, slice off the top 1/2" of the whole head of garlic, exposing the tops of the cloves.
  4. Place garlic on a sheet of foil and drizzle the exposed cloves liberally with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, and herbs de provence if desired.
  5. Wrap the foil up around the garlic, place in baking dish and roast in the oven for 40-50 minutes.
  6. Of course, exact roasting time will depend on the age, and size of your garlic.
  7. To remove garlic from the paper cloves, just squeeze on the root end and the soft garlic will slide right out.
  8. To store, place garlic cloves in an airtight container and keep refrigerated. Cover with olive oil if desired.
Recipe Notes
** Most garlic will be fully roasted between 40-50 minutes, but you can continue roasting for a deeper caramelized flavor if you want. Just be sure to keep checking the garlic every 10 minutes or so to make sure they're not burning.
** Easily adapt to roast as many heads of garlic as you need.

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46 comments on “Easy Roasted Garlic Hummus”

  1. I’m a huge hummus fan and this roasted garlic version looks incredibly delish! And thanks so much for including the link to my tahini! 🙂

  2. Yes! I love roasted garlic hummus… so delicious!

  3. I adore roasted garlic, it really is amazing and it is insanely simple. I know I would devour this humms!

  4. This looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  5. Love roasted garlic…I make it in big batches here. And hummus is a staple here! We go thru it like crazy. This looks fabulous!

  6. This hummus is GORGEOUS! Roasted Garlic is my favorite kind, too…..can’t wait to try this recipe!

  7. OMG gorgeous, gorgeous photos, I just want to dig head on and take all that hummus and eat it by myself! Amazing setting and styling and such a mouth watering recipe!

  8. Roasted garlic is the BEST thing ever. And when it’s mixed hummus… I’m sure it’s magical.

  9. You had me at “roasted garlic”! This looks so good! I may have to make this for small group tonight. I won’t be able to get it out of my head until I do! 🙂

  10. This looks incredible and I can’t wait to try it!!!!

  11. Homemade hummus + roasted garlic = food perfection. It makes my mouth water, quite an accomplishment since I just finished dinner. 🙂

  12. I’m not the biggest hummus fan, BUT there are so many flavors of hummus, so I do like some of them. Garlic sounds like one that I would truly love! Your roasted garlic recipe is helpful as well. Happy FF, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  13. This must taste amazing. I’m a huge fan of hummus and make it all the time. I usually use fresh garlic but using roasted garlic makes WAY more sense. I will absolutely be doing this and using your recipe.
    Thanks for bringing this to Fiesta Friday – I’m your FF co-host! 😉

  14. I love roasted garlic and what a great addition to hummus. A perfect dish to share at Fiesta Friday! 🙂

  15. oh my goodness, I want to eat that whole bowl!! I have been known to eat an entire head of roasted garlic spread on toast, so this recipe is completely in my wheelhouse. LOVE it!

  16. I LOVE hummus!!

  17. I really like the name of your blog. I will try this hummus soon. Looks and sounds good.

  18. I’ve never made hummus before and I’m kicking myself for not trying it sooner! We have about… 15 cans of chickpeas, impulsive Costco purchase, and I wasn’t sure how I was going to use them all. This recipe is SO easy and SO delicious. I had my boyfriend try the finished product right out of the Magic Bullet (I don’t have a food processor but I’m sure that would have made it even easier and my MB wouldn’t be so upset with me right now) and he couldn’t stop asking me if I made it myself! Success 🙂 We are trying to go the “Clean Eating” route and staying away from most processed products and this recipe is perfect. Thanks so much!

  19. Hi there!
    My first time here and I just loved this recipe.
    Tell me, do you store some hummus? How? For how long does it keep in good conditions?
    Thank you.
    Ana

  20. I am making this tonight!!

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  22. Really want to make this but Im a little confused on how many cans of beans.How many cans of beans and how big of a can?

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