Roasted Garlic Hummus


This simple roasted garlic hummus recipe is a great healthy snack to munch on. Roasting the garlic gives it the perfect flavor and aroma. Try it today!

Roasted Garlic Hummus in Bowl

Confession time, I have a hummus addiction. I love the stuff! Lately, I have recently been hooked on making my own hummus, which has kicked this obsession into high gear. Roasting a whole head of garlic to add to this dip takes it to a whole other level. The rich garlic flavor paired with grilled veggies or pita chips is pure bliss. During the warmer months, I tend to make my homemade hummus recipe very regularly - I subject my friends and family to eating an obscene amount of this stuff!

What Ingredients Will I Need to Make Roasted Garlic Hummus?

While the full list of ingredients are available in the recipe card below, here is a breakdown of what you will need to make this creamy hummus.

  • Whole heads of roast garlic
  • Cans of garbanzo beans or chickpeas - they are the same thing!
  • Aquafaba - this is a fancy word for the liquid in the can of the chickpeas
  • Tahini - you could also make this if you want, it is made from ground sesame seeds
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Ground cumin
  • Kosher salt
  • Paprika
  • Chopped fresh parsley

I usually roast my garlic in advance of preparing this recipe, using my Easy Oven Roasted Garlic recipe!

Roasted Garlic Hummus in Bowl

How Do I Prepare Roasted Garlic Hummus?

While the full recipe instructions are available below, here are some tips to make the perfect dip.

  • First, we will roast our garlic! We will cut the tops off of each garlic head and place on a piece of foil. Pour a little olive oil over each head of raw garlic and fold the foil tightly closed. Place in a preheated oven and let roast for approximately thirty to forty minutes. Take it out of the oven and carefully remove from the tin foil and set aside to cool to room temperature. Once cool, pop out each of the roasted garlic cloves by gently squeezing the bottom of each clove.
  • Now, let's assemble our dip! When removing your chickpeas from the can, be sure to save up to one cup of the liquid from the can. Then rinse and drain the chickpeas using a strainer. In the bowl of a food processor, add all of the ingredients except the paprika and parsley. Be sure to only add a small amount of the chickpea liquid at first. Blend together, pausing to scrape ingredients down the side of the processor, until your ingredients have a creamy texture and it reaches your desired thickness. Add more chickpea liquid as needed.
  • To serve, scoop into a serving dish and top with a little additional olive oil, a sprinkle of paprika, and chopped fresh parsley. This homemade roasted garlic hummus is the perfect snack for healthy eating! Enjoy with warm pita wedges, sliced red peppers, celery sticks, or grilled veggies!
Roasted Garlic Hummus in Bowl

Tips to Use Your Hummus

I love to serve this classic recipe as an easy appetizer along with homemade tzatziki and warm pita bread that has been toasted to golden brown in the oven. However, there are many other ways you could use this classic hummus recipe in your cooking!

You could add your hummus to salad dressings to substitute high fat components of a recipe for healthy ingredients. The hummus will also add a great fresh flavor and creamy texture to the dressing.

I love to add hummus to sandwiches in place of mayonnaise or peanut butter! I have even seen some people add hummus to their pasta sauce or mashed potatoes - not sure about those two uses!

For Extra Creamy Hummus

If you want an extra creamy roasted garlic hummus, you could remove the chickpea skins before adding them to the food processor. I tend to be too lazy and skip this step. I generally find this isn't really worth the extra time, and my hummus is delicious with their shells intact. However, if you want to take the extra effort, you will end up with an even creamier hummus!

Roasted Garlic Hummus in Bowl

Other Recipes You Might Enjoy

If you loved this perfect hummus recipe and are looking for more ways to incorporate this fabulous dip into your cooking, check these recipes out!

If you are like me and enjoy snacking on hummus while sipping a pre-dinner cocktail, try some of these to accompany your dip!

Roasted Garlic Hummus

Hummus is a great option for a healthy snack. With distinct flavors of garlic and topped with paprika, this roasted garlic hummus is one of the best!

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  • 2 bulbs of easy oven roasted garlic
  • 2 large cans (540ml each) of chickpeas
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup of reserved chickpea liquid
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 8 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • paprika, for serving
  • chopped parsley, for serving
  • olive oil, for serving


  1. Roast the garlic using the easy oven roasted garlic recipe.
  2. Drain the chickpeas and rinse them, reserving 1/2 cup of liquid from the can.
  3. Add the roasted garlic, chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, cumin, salt, and a small portion of the chickpea liquid to a food processor and run until well combined.  Add more chickpea liquid as required.
  4. Serve in a large bowl with paprika, chopped parsley, and additional olive oil.

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