Roasted Garlic Hummus will quickly become your favorite healthy snack. Smooth and creamy hummus blended with sweet and savory roasted garlic make a fantastic flavor combination.
This recipe calls for 2 heads of roasted garlic, so before you start, go to my How to Roast Garlic recipe for details.
Why Make This Recipe
- So Easy: This recipe uses canned chickpeas—no soaking dried chickpeas required!
- Great Texture: No chalky hummus here. Our technique gives you creamy hummus every time.
- Make-Ahead: Great for parties because you can make it in advance and keep it chilled until you need it.
- Because Roasted Garlic: full stop.
- Chickpeas: We prefer low-sodium so that we can add salt to taste, but use what you have. Don’t add as much salt if you are using regular canned chickpeas. And, if you prefer to use dried chickpeas, just cook them until tender and use those instead.
- Roasted Garlic: There’s really no alternative to roasting your own garlic. We love to roast at least 2 heads at once—you can freeze any extra roasted garlic, or use both in this recipe.
- Tahini: Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds. We love Soom brand Tahini, but there are a lot of good options out there. Just note that some tahini paste is thicker than others. That will affect the consistency of your hummus so you may need more or less water to loosen it up. Make sure to stir your tahini well before using, because the oil has a tendency to separate.
- Lemon Juice: We always recommend fresh squeezed lemon juice. One juicy lemon should give you what you need for this recipe.
🥣 Step-by-Step Instructions
If you haven't roasted your garlic yet, start here with our How to Roast Garlic recipe. We recommend making a double batch. Squeeze out a few garlic cloves from one of the roasted heads to reserve as garnish.
Squeeze the rest of the roasted garlic into the bowl of your food processor.
Add 1 can chickpeas, ¼ cup tahini, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, ¼ teaspoon cumin, and 3 tablespoons olive oil.
Process until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary.
Add ice water 1 tablespoon at a time until the hummus has the consistency you want.
Then blend in 1 teaspoon kosher salt.
Taste, and add additional salt, pepper, and/or lemon juice as desired.
Garnish with chopped parsley, a drizzle of olive oil, and the reserved garlic cloves (if desired).
🧐 Recipe FAQs for Roasted Garlic Hummus
Store hummus in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Hummus will stay fresh for up to a week.
You can freeze for up to two months, but the texture can suffer a little when the hummus is thawed. If that happens, pop it back into the food processor and blend. You may need to add a couple of splashes of water as well.
Adding extra liquid and processing well will improve the texture of your hummus. We like to use ice water, though you could also use the aquafaba from your can of chickpeas. We recommend going slowly, because it’s a lot easier to loosen up a thick hummus than try to thicken a hummus that is too runny.
👩🍳 Expert Tips
Homemade roasted garlic hummus is so much better than store-bought, especially since you can adjust the flavors on your own. Fancy a spicy hummus? You can add crushed red pepper flakes or a bit of cayenne pepper to this recipe if you want to bring the heat.
Or, try a different version like our Spicy Harissa Hummus. You can also add more lemon, or top with sumac or smoked paprika. You can also top with Crispy Air Fryer Chickpeas for a fun texture contrast.
Now that you’ve made your hummus, what to serve with it? Of course, you can serve with pita chips, pretzels, or crackers. To go even healthier, serve with crunchy vegetables like carrot and cucumber sticks, bell pepper slices, celery, radishes, or cherry tomatoes.
Serving garlic hummus with a veggie tray makes this a particularly good appetizer for gluten-free friends. And of course, since this is a vegan garlic hummus recipe, your vegan friends can enjoy it as well!
But hummus is not just for snacking! It’s delicious as a sandwich spread or on a wrap. It also makes a great protein-rich ingredient in a grain bowl or a Vegan Buddha Bowl. You can even use it to make a salad dressing by combining with some lemon juice and olive oil.
Other Mediterranean Recipes
If you love Mediterranean-inspired recipes and ingredients as much as we do, you’ll want to check out some of these delicious recipes as well:
If you try this recipe, we would love to hear from you! Please rate this Roasted Garlic Hummus recipe and leave a comment below—your feedback is invaluable to us.
- 1 can low-sodium chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 2 heads roasted garlic
- ¼ cup tahini
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice, plus more to taste
- ¼ teaspoon cumin
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1-3 tablespoons ice water
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley, to garnish
- If you haven't roasted your garlic already, follow instructions in our How to Roast Garlic post.
- Squeeze out a few cloves of roasted garlic carefully from one head and set aside for garnishing.
- Then squeeze the rest of the roasted garlic into the bowl of your food processor.
- Add chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, cumin, and olive oil. Process until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary.
- Add water 1 tablespoon at a time until the hummus has the consistency you want. Then blend in salt.
- Taste, and add additional salt, pepper, and/or lemon juice as desired.
- Garnish with chopped parsley, a drizzle of olive oil, and the reserved garlic cloves.
How to Store:
Store hummus in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Hummus will stay fresh for up to a week. You can freeze hummus for up to two months, but the texture can suffer a little when the hummus is thawed. If that happens, pop it back into the food processor and blend. You may need to add a couple of splashes of water as well.
This recipe takes well to flavor additions. Fancy a spicy hummus? You can add crushed red pepper flakes or a bit of cayenne pepper to this recipe if you want to bring the heat. Add more lemon, or top with sumac or smoked paprika.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 214Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 418mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 7g
Nutrition information is provided as a general reference for users courtesy of the online nutrition calculator Nutritionix.