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Creamy, smooth and kid-approved! This homemade roasted garlic hummus is the perfect dip for vegetables or crackers, or a spread on a sandwich!

roasted garlic hummus

*Please note* this post was originally posted in 2017. I’ve since revised the recipe and text.


I love dips. Salsa, tzatziki, guacamole, and hummus!! I especially love dips when they’re made with healthy ingredients and you can smother that warm pita chip in dip without feeling too guilty. Done the right way, hummus is so good for you! Made with garbanzo beans, it is chalk full of fiber, protein and iron and has even been shown to lower cholesterol levels.

As a Mom to a picky eater, I am always looking for ways to sneak iron and protein into my 2 year old’s diet. He will not touch most meat with a 10-foot pole, but luckily he does seem to like most legumes.  I initially began experimenting with hummus recipes for my youngest son, who at 7 months, is just starting out on his baby led weaning journey. He LOVED the hummus. I started out by smearing it on a cracker and giving it to him but it quickly become apparent that the cracker was merely a vehicle to get as much hummus as possible into his little mouth (and in his hair, neck and high chair). Win!

roasted garlic hummus

How do you make roasted garlic hummus?


You can make hummus in a variety of ways, but the foundation generally stays the same. I think the flavor that the roasted garlic in this recipe creates is unbeatable. Roasting garlic is SO easy and is truly a game changer in the kitchen. I can show you how to do it here.

Roasting garlic takes about 40 minutes, so you’ll want to do it ahead of time! Luckily you can keep a batch of it in the fridge to always have it at the ready.

Other than the roasted garlic, for this recipe you’ll need:

  • canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • lemon (use a real one)
  • tahini
  • olive oil
  • paprika
  • cumin
  • salt

Many hummus recipes skip the use of tahini, but it adds such a wonderful nutty touch to the hummus that I highly recommend it. I don’t use tahini often, but I keep a small jar of it at home for hummus needs!

Start this recipe by pulsing together the chickpeas, garlic cloves and lemon juice. Just a few times, until everything looks a bit chunky. Next, add the tahini, olive oil, paprika, cumin and salt and pulse until smooth.

I like my hummus really smooth, so I also add a bit of water, just a teaspoon at a time, until things are smooth enough to my liking!



What do you serve roasted garlic hummus with?

This hummus is awesome on everything!!

I love to stuff it inside a pita filled with veggies, lettuce and feta cheese for a delicious lunch. You can also serve this up as an appetizer or snack for your family with some raw peppers, carrots, or whole grain crackers on the side. Try this hummus with my spinach parmesan crackers!

You can also use hummus on your burger bun, grilled cheese, or anywhere else you’d put a spread!

However you serve it up, this quick and easy hummus recipe is such a wonderful, nutritious snack for the whole family.

roasted garlic hummus

roasted garlic hummus

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roasted garlic hummus

Roasted Garlic Hummus

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  • Author: Katherine
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x


Creamy, smooth and kid-approved! This homemade roasted garlic hummus is the perfect dip for vegetables or crackers, or a spread on a sandwich!


  • 1 (14 oz) can of garbanzo beans (chick peas), rinsed
  • 45 cloves roasted garlic
  • juice of 1/2 lemon (approx. 2 tbsp)
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 23 tsp water, if necessary


  1. Rinse and drain the garbanzo beans, and place into a food processor (or blender) along with the garlic cloves and the fresh lemon juice. Pulse until the beans are mostly mashed.
  2. Add the tahini, olive oil, paprika, cumin and salt and run the food processor on high until the hummus is a satisfactory, creamy texture. If the hummus is not smooth enough, add a bit of water, one teaspoon at a time, until the hummus is smooth. Transfer the hummus to a serving dish.

Hummus will keep in an airtight container, in the fridge, for up to 1 week.


  1. Add a pinch of paprika on top of hummus before serving
  2. Add 1/4 plain, greek yogurt along with the tahini and olive oil for an even creamier texture
  3. For a bit of a kick, add 2 tsp of chili powder along with the paprika and cumin.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: snacks
  • Method: food processor
  • Cuisine: mediterranean
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Heeey! Thank you for stopping by! I like 30-minute dinners and giant peanut butter cups made with only 3 ingredients. I LOVE food! If you do too, you're in the right place.

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  1. First time I’ve made hummus with roasted garlic and it’s so worth the roasting step (not that it’s tough to do)! I ended up using smoked paprika since that’s what I had on hand and the hummus had a really nice flavour.