Roasted Garlic Hummus
We love hummus. Not only on our pita and veggies but even as a replacement to mayonnaise! Did you ever notice how expensive it is if you buy it pre-made? Ridiculous! But once you have the main ingredients, it can cost you about a quarter of what it would normally – and taste SO much better! Plus its customize-able – so if you want a stronger flavor or even a mix of some, you can totally do it!
This is one of my favorite hummus’s! Its flavorful so its not very bland but also versatile enough to go on nearly anything! And if you have a food processor, this is crazy easy to make! Lets get cookin’!
- 1 large head garlic (or two medium sizes)
- 2 1/2 Tbsp olive oil , divided
- 1 (15 oz) can chick peas, drained
- 3-4 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 3 Tbsp tahini
- 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper, or to taste (optional)
- 1/4 tsp ground cumin
- 3-4 Tbsp water
- Red pepper flakes and olive oil , for garnish
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
- Keeping your garlic glove whole, cut the top of garlic to expose tops of cloves. Place the entire garlic head on a sheet of foil and drizzle with tsp olive oil evenly over top of garlic. Wrap foil up around garlic and roast 25 - 30 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
- To a food processor add chick peas, lemon juice, tahini, salt, pepper, and cumin then process mixture on low mixture 2 minutes., then on high for about 2 minutes. Scrape down sides and bottom of food processor, add remaining 2 Tbsp olive oil, set aside 2 cloves of the garlic and add remaining (about 12 - 14) to blended mixture. Mix for 1 minute, then add water and mix 1-2 minutes longer. If it is too thick for you - add another tablespoon of water.
- Top you hummus with olive oil to taste (optional), then chop remaining roasted garlic cloves and sprinkle over top, sprinkle with red pepper flakes. Serve with fresh veggies or pita chips. Best when eaten immediately.