Make the BEST easy snack with Roasted Garlic Hummus, it’s naturally gluten-free too!
One of my go-to snack options is hummus, but add a little bit of garlic to it and it is so much better with this Roasted Garlic Hummus.
Hummus is a great better-for-you snack option. I like to serve it with carrots or pretzels, but really any vegetable works well with it.
What is Hummus made of?
The base of all hummus recipes is Chickpeas, also known as Garbanzo beans. These are going to be the same thing and interchangeable.
Most of them are also made using canned chickpeas, which would be in the canned bean aisle at the store.
Tips for Making Roasted Garlic Hummus:
This recipe is going to be made using a Food Processor, I like to use this Ninja Food Processor. It blends up well!
It’s best to microwave the beans before processing, this will help them blend up easily and give you a more smooth texture for your hummus.
These beans are high in protein and fiber which really makes them a great healthy option.
The next ingredient you will need is Tahini sauce or paste which is basically a liquid form of sesame seeds. This is available at the grocery store usually in their international aisle. As always, be sure to double-check the ingredients to verify it’s gluten-free if that’s a need.
The best Tahini is the ones made with toasted sesame seeds, this will give the hummus the light brown color.
If you like some tang in your hummus, you can add a bit of juice from a lemon to give it a tangy flavor.
Another optional add-in is to add in about 2 red peppers to make a Roasted Red Pepper Hummus.
What should you serve Roasted Garlic Hummus with?
As mentioned above, we usually serve this with carrots or pretzels but you can really serve it with a variety of foods such as:
- Tomato Wedges
- Pita Bread
- Pita Chips
- Bagel Chips
- …and More!
Time to enjoy this delicious Roasted Garlic Hummus!
Roasted Garlic Hummus
- 15 Oz Canned Chickpeas, Drained and Rinsed
- 2 Tbsp Water
- 1/3 Cup Prepared Tahini
- 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/2 Lemon (Juiced)
- 2 Heads Roasted Garlic
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
Roasting the Garlic
- Preheat the oven to 400*F.
- Cut the top 1/2" off two garlic bulbs.
- Place bulbs and tops on a piece of aluminum foil and drizzle with canola or olive oil.
- Bring sides up and seal like a packet.
- Place on a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes or until garlic is brown, soft, and fragrant.
- Remove cloves by squeezing the bulb upside down or use a paring knife to ease them out.
To make the Hummus
- Place chickpeas in a microwave safe bowl with 2 tbsp water.
- Cover with a wet paper towel and microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds.
- Place the hummus ingredients in the work bowl of a food processor or blender and process for 1 minute.
- Scrape down the sides and process for an additional 1 minute.
- If it's too thick, add water a teaspoon at a time until desired consistency. It will thicken as it stands. It should slowly flow off a spoon.
- Test for seasoning, add salt and pepper as needed.
- Chill for 30 minutes and serve cold.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.