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Roasted Garlic Hummus

April 4, 2015 (Last Updated: October 11, 2020)

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Roasted Garlic Hummus made with canned chickpeas and oven roasted garlic It’s easy, it’s inexpensive, and it’s delicious and good for you. Use this hummus as a dip or a spread. 

A carrot stick with a hummus on the end.

I’ve made a lot of hummus in the past, but the recipes usually call for raw, chopped garlic.  While I do love garlic, the raw garlic in hummus seems too pungent to me.  That’s all I really taste.

I decided to see if I could mellow the garlic taste.  Remember the craze a few years ago with roasted garlic?  Slow roasted in the oven with olive oil until all the cloves are soft and buttery.  People would take those soft cloves and spread it over a piece of rustic bread.  Pure deliciousness and no strong garlic taste.

That soft mellow garlic was the taste I wanted to achieve in this hummus and I believe mission is accomplished!

A bowlful of hummus with fresh veggies surrounding the bowl.

Roasted Garlic

Roasted garlic does take an extra step and a bit more time.  To make the roasted garlic, take two heads of garlic, slice off just the top portion so the cloves are exposed.

Place on a double layer of foil and drizzle with 1-2 Tablespoons of olive oil.  Seal the foil.  Place on a baking sheet (you don’t want any drips in your oven!)  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 -50 minutes. depending on the size of your heads.  Mine were medium sized and took 40 minutes.

Your whole house is going to smell like roasted garlic!  When heads are cool enough to handle, squeeze cloves out into a bowl.  Save any extra oil with your cloves as well. The oil is full of flavor and can be added to the hummus.

Roasted garlic halved on a baking sheet.

Tahini is a sesame paste.  I find it in the organic or health food section in my grocery store.  Be sure to give it a good stir before using.  The oils separate from the paste just like natural peanut butter.

Roasted Garlic Hummus on a white plate with vegetables.

My kids declared this a winner!  They thought it was the perfect consistency and a wonderful flavor.  I love when they think a healthy snack is awesome!  They can eat as much  hummus with veggies as they want for a snack! Their other favorite hummus is beet hummus and roasted bell pepper hummus.

Hummus is delicious served with these quick pita chips or  baked tortilla chips.

Don’t forget to PIN for later! A small turquoise bowl filled with hummus and surrounded by fresh cut veggies.

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Hummus in a bowl surrounded by fresh cut veggies.

Roasted Garlic Hummus

Roasted garlic adds a mellow garlicky flavor.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8 People
Calories 92 kcal


  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 can chickpeas - 15.5 oz (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 medium heads garlic (roasted)
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/4 fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Add tahini to food processor. Puree until smooth.
  • Add chickpeas, puree
  • Add Olive Oil, lemon juice and garlic, puree
  • Add 1/2 -1 teaspoon salt - start with 1/2, and taste before adding the whole teaspoon
  • If hummus seems too stiff, you can add a bit more olive oil, or add a tablespoon of water.
  • Drizzle olive oil on top before serving.
  • Serve with fresh veggies or pita chips.


Calories: 92kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 34mgVitamin C: 0.9mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword how to make hummus, hummus, hummus with garlic
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Recipe Adapted from Inspired Taste


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  • Reply
    April 7, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    I love hummus and roasted garlic! Great idea to use the roasting oil in the hummus! Try roasted garlic in mashed potatoes sometime – it’s fantastic! And what do you mean craze? I smear roasted garlic on rustic bread all the time! Am I out of fashion? 🙂

    • Reply
      April 7, 2015 at 6:51 pm

      You’re right….roasted garlic hasn’t gone out of style…you are still with it!!!

  • Reply
    Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
    April 7, 2015 at 9:23 am

    We are big fans of hummus! I can just imagine how amazing this tastes with the roasted garlic!

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