Roasted Garlic Hummus

Now that you all know how simple it is to roast garlic at home, you can make all sorts of delicious treats with it. First up is some Roasted Garlic Hummus. I always like to have some fresh vegetables at any sort of party, including parties for the upcoming Superbowl. I like to give people the option to have something lighter and healthier on their plate.

Once you have some roasted garlic that has been cooled to room temperature, whipping up the hummus only takes a few minutes. Serve it with some fresh veggies and pita chips.

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Roasted Garlic Hummus

A great way to use roasted garlic


1 (14 oz) can or 2 cups cooked chickpeas
3 Tbsp tahini
4 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup warm water
2 heads roasted garlic
1 lemon
1/2 tsp sea salt or Kosher salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper


Using your fingers, squeeze the soft, roasted garlic out of each clove into food processor. Rinse and drain chickpeas. Add them, and all other ingredients except olive oil to the food processor and blend until completely smooth.

Scrape ingredients off sides of food processor to make sure it blends evenly. Finally add a tablespoon of olive oil at a time until you have reached the desired consistency. Add it very slowly, allowing the mixture to combine fully before adding more liquid.

Drizzle with olive oil prior to serving with fresh vegetables and pita chips.

Recipe adapted from Made in Melissa's Kitchen

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7 Responses to “Roasted Beet and Garlic Pasta”

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    ErinsFoodFiles — October 8, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Stunning color!!

    • beantownbaker — October 8th, 2013 @ 7:06 pm

      It just makes me smile 🙂

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    Nutmeg Nanny — October 10, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Oh gosh, I love this recipe! So creative 🙂

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    Tanja Simone — October 21, 2013 at 11:07 am

    We’re making this for dinner tomorrow, sounds perfect! And what a great way to contribute to Breast Cancer Awareness month. Keep it up!
    Snowy hello’s from Oslo, Norway/ Tanja Simone,

    • beantownbaker — October 23rd, 2013 @ 12:27 am

      Thanks! I hope you enjoyed the pasta.

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    Elle A. — March 4, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    I made this tonight and it was truly one of the worse things I’ve made; the sauce was really chunky and dry, and stuck in my throat every time I took a bite, and the garlic made it even drier. I would not recommend this to anyone.

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    Pam — February 25, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    This is very good. Leaving some of the pasta water is important, as well as adding the olive oil. Grating the beet into the pasta made a gorgeous colored magenta. Eating pasta right away prevents drying out. An optional addition could be adding a can of coconut milk to make a pink saucy dish. Topped with nuts and cheese, yes!

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