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Easy Roasted Garlic Hummus

Easy Roasted Garlic Hummus

Easy Roasted Garlic Hummus
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 head garlic
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 15oz can chick peas rinsed and drained
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice about 1 large lemon
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional

For Serving

  • Varies Fresh veggies: cucumbers, carrots, etc. bite size
  • Varies Warm pita or naan bread
  • Varies Mixed Kalamata or Greek olives
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut the top off garlic head and drizzle with a small amount of olive oil. Wrap in aluminum foil and place in pre-heated oven for 40 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside to cool for a few minutes.
  • Add remaining olive oil, chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, water, ground cumin and cayenne pepper to a blender or food processor. Once cool, remove roasted garlic cloves from outer skin and add to the container.
  • Blend until smooth. Add more water, if necessary, to achieve desired consistency. Taste and adjust seasonings or add salt, as desired.
  • Transfer to a serving dish and drizzle with high-quality extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of smoked paprika. Serve immediately with fresh vegetables and Kalamata olives. Enjoy!
Keyword hummus