Appetizer/ Recipe

Roasted Garlic Hummus

April 4, 2015 (Last Updated: January 13, 2019)

Here’s a recipe you’ve really got to try!  Roasted Garlic Hummus:  It’s easy, it’s inexpensive, and it’s delicious!  The key to the deliciousness is the roasted garlic.

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!

Roasted Garlic Hummus served with fresh veggies.

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.

Garlic Roasted

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

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.

Roasted Garlic Hummus
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Roasted garlic adds a mellow garlicky flavor.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make hummus, hummus, hummus with garlic
Servings: 8 People
Calories: 92 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 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
  1. Add tahini to food processor. Puree until smooth.
  2. Add chickpeas, puree

  3. Add Olive Oil, lemon juice and garlic, puree
  4. Add 1/2 -1 teaspoon salt - start with 1/2, and taste before adding the whole teaspoon
  5. If hummus seems too stiff, you can add a bit more olive oil, or add a tablespoon of water.
  6. Drizzle olive oil on top before serving.
  7. Serve with fresh veggies or pita chips.
Nutrition Facts
Roasted Garlic Hummus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 92 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Potassium 34mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin C 1.1%
Calcium 1.2%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Recipe Adapted from Inspired Taste

Roasted Garlic Hummus

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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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