This Creamy Roasted Garlic Hummus is just like the name suggests- so creamy and loaded with roasted garlic. Read on to find out the secret to making your hummus better than any store-bought version you’ve ever had.
I could eat hummus everyday, and to be honest, I usually do. My fave snack is pretzels and hummus and I’m constantly searching for the best store-bought hummus. Sabra is one of my faves and I also love Garden Fresh. I’ve tried every variety you could imagine; Red Beet Hummus, Lentil, Jalapeno, Pine Nut, Classic, etc. They are all good, but my true fave flavor of all time is Roasted Garlic. I honestly don’t think there’s anything better than the slightly sweet and savory taste of roasted garlic.
The first time I made hummus from scratch, it just didn’t taste as creamy as I was used to. I couldn’t figure out what went wrong. So I did some research and figured out that the secret to creamy hummus is to remove the skins from the chickpeas! This is laborious- seriously, it take about 10-15 minutes per can to do this- but do what you have to do to kill the time. Throw on some music, sing, do some leg exercises, but do not skip this step!
Do you want a mediocre hummus, or one that melts in your mouth creamy? After trying both I can tell you which one I would choose. Removing the chickpea skins changed my hummus from “eh, it’s ok” to “yowzah!” =) Now I love making hummus and if I have the time, I like to make it fresh as opposed to buying it at a store. *Keep in mind, if you have a Vitamix, you may be able to skip this step.
To begin, preheat your oven to 400 degrees. On a baking sheet, add a small sheet of aluminum foil and add the 5 garlic cloves. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and wrap tightly in foil. Roast for 20 minutes, or until soft. Remove from oven and transfer to a food processor.
Next, you’ll need to remove the skins from the chickpeas. Drain the cans first and rinse the chickpeas. Then using your fingers (I use my thumb, index and middle finger), pinch each chickpea lightly to remove the skin. At first, I did one by one, throwing it in the food processor. After a minute or so, I realized it was much quicker to grab a handful of 10 or so chickpeas, cupping them my hand, and using the other hand to discard the skins. You’ll get faster doing this, and the process itself is really easy. It just takes time. When finished, make sure all the chickpeas are in the food processor.
When the garlic is finished roasting, add the garlic and all other ingredients in the food processor. Process on high until combined and the hummus is smooth.
Sprinkle the Roasted Garlic Hummus with smoked paprika before serving. Serve with pita chips, pretzels, or vegetables. This hummus will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days.Print
Creamy Roasted Garlic Hummus
This Creamy Roasted Garlic Hummus is just like the name suggests- so creamy and loaded with roasted garlic. Make sure you remove the skins from the chickpeas to get the creamiest hummus ever.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 15
- Category: Vegan, Gluten Free
- 2 (15 ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and skins removed (don’t skip this step! This makes the hummus creamy)
- 5 large garlic cloves, peeled
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (plus 1 teaspoon for drizzling over garlic)
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon ground sea salt
- smoked paprika
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a baking sheet, add a small sheet of aluminum foil and add the garlic cloves. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and wrap tightly in foil. Roast for 20 minutes, or until soft. Remove from oven and transfer to a food processor.
- To remove skins from chickpeas, pinch with fingers and the skin should remove pretty easy. Discard the skins and add the chickpeas to the food processor. This will take some time, about 20 minutes.
- Add all ingredients in the food processor and process until combined.
- Sprinkle hummus with smoked paprika before serving. Serve with pita chips, pretzels, or vegetables. This hummus will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days.
*Nutrition information is for a serving size of 2 tablespoons of Roasted Garlic Hummus. There are about 15 total servings per recipe.