Roasted Garlic Hummus

Two entire heads of garlic might seem like an awful lot to add to a bowl of dip, but don't fear. When roasted, the pungent cloves mellow out for a rich but not-too-overpowering hummus.

Roasted Garlic Hummus
Photo: Casey Barber
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins


  • 2 heads garlic

  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish

  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed

  • ¼ cup tahini

  • Zest of 1 lemon

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. With a sharp paring knife, slice about 1/2 inch off the top of each garlic head to expose the cloves. Place each head on a piece of foil and drizzle each with 1 teaspoon oil. Wrap tightly and roast until the garlic feels soft when gently squeezed, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  2. Carefully unwrap the foil packets and let the garlic cool for at least 15 minutes, until cool enough to handle. Starting at the root end of each garlic head, squeeze the softened cloves into the bowl of a food processor. If desired, reserve a few whole roasted cloves for garnish.

  3. Add chickpeas, tahini, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, cumin and water to the food processor. Process until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

  4. Transfer to a bowl. Drizzle with additional oil and garnish with whole roasted garlic cloves, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

113 Calories
6g Fat
12g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 113
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 14IU 0%
Sodium 195mg 8%
Potassium 106mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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