- 1 head garlic, top sliced off
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 400g tin of chickpeas, drained
- 2 tbsp tahini
- 3 tbsp olive oil (additional)
- 1/2 tsp cumin, ground
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp sea salt flakes
- juice of one lemon
- 60 ml Water
- Place the head of garlic on a square of aluminium foil, and drizzle over 1 tbsp olive oil. Wrap the garlic in the foil.
- Turn the oven on to 200C and place the garlic in the middle of the oven, and roast for 45 minutes. Once cooked, set aside to cool.
- In a food processor, blitz together all ingredients except water until well combined.
- Slowly drizzle in water until smooth and creamy. Adjust salt levels as needed.
- Transfer to a serving dish, drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle with smoked paprika and serve.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 121mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g
Please note, this nutrition information is to be used as a guide only. Nution information isn’t always accurate.
Roasted Garlic Hummus Recipe
Perfecting Childhood Nostalgia
Hummus played a central role in my childhood meals, and I still appreciate it today. Yes, you can say hummus was a big part of my upbringing! I was lucky to spend my formative years in southwest Sydney, an area bustling with a vibrant Turkish community. This exposed me to the incredible world of Turkish cuisine from a young age.
Mouthwatering salads like Tabbouleh were frequent, and we frequently enjoyed hummus with our beloved toasted Turkish bread as a go-to snack. The rich and authentic flavors of traditional hummus have always captivated and thrilled my taste buds.
In the UK, hummus isn’t as popular as it is in Australia. Although it’s easy to find in the supermarket, it is almost watery in both texture and taste, not like the stuff from back home at all! Thankfully, I have my own easy hummus recipe to get me by! This recipe is full of rich flavours, and free from preservatives and additives like the hummus you find in store.
My recipe is made using ingredients that are more traditional (almost), which are essential to provide that intense, full flavour hummus is known for.
For this recipe, I do use tinned chickpeas as I find they don’t have too much of a negative impact on the flavour. And given this recipe is meant to be easy? Tinned chickpeas is the way to go. However, it is essential to use full-fat tahini. I’ve tried using the low-fat options, and they simply don’t work.
I love serving this recipe alongside whipped feta, as the two dips work tremendously well together, and also my gluten-free tabbouleh. Both have indulgent Mediterranean flavours, and the zesty flavours of the whipped feta compliment the nuttiness of this dip perfectly.
Roasted Garlic Hummus Recipe – Wholesome Perfection with a Roasted Twist
Elevate your appetiser game with our Roasted Garlic Hummus recipe. This delightful twist on a classic favourite introduces the deep and nuanced flavours of roasted garlic, elevating the humble chickpea dip to new heights. The journey begins with carefully selected chickpeas that are cooked to a velvety consistency and then blended with smooth tahini. But it’s the roasted garlic that steals the show, infusing the hummus with a delicate smokiness and a hint of caramelised sweetness.
With every scoop, you’ll experience the luxurious creaminess of the chickpea-tahini base, perfectly balanced by the aromatic roasted garlic. The addition of zesty lemon juice brightens the flavours, creating a profile that’s both rich and refreshing. Whether paired with warm pita bread, fresh vegetable sticks, or used as a spread for sandwiches, this Roasted Garlic Hummus is a versatile delight that promises to delight even the most discerning palates.