Roasted Garlic Hummus

I love hummus – actually the whole family does. I try to make it often, as the kids like it as a part of their school lunch. It is very healthy, especially with fresh carrots, celery, crackers or pitas. Making hummus at home is very easy and much cheaper than buying store-bought. On top of that, there is way more flavor with homemade hummus, and you have the ability to add different ingredients to give the hummus a new twist.

Here are a couple varieties of hummus:

Spicy Chipotle Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

The hummus recipe I have today is a Roasted Garlic Hummus. It has the wonderful sweet flavor of roasted garlic. This hummus variety might just be our favorite!

If you are looking for instructions for roasting peeled garlic, I have the details here – How to Roast Peeled Garlic in the Oven. It is super easy!!

Also, while this recipe calls for can chicken peas, it is also possible to use dry chick peas. Here is a ‘how to’ – Hummus – making hummus with dry chick peas

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Instead of crackers, I used Ozeri’s Pita Break One Buns. I opened them up, brushed them with olive oil and cut them into triangles. Then I baked them for about 20 minutes at 400F, or until they browned and crisped up. They worked perfectly with this hummus!

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Roasted Garlic Hummus

This roasted garlic hummus recipe is easy to make and the perfect snack to go along with crackers, pitas and more. Chick peas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, salt.
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author Steve Cylka


  • 1 28 oz can chick peas , drained
  • 4-6 roasted garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • juice of half a lemon
  • approx. ⅓ cup water


  • Place all ingredients, except water, into a food processor.
  • Blend until smooth, adding water slowly until you get the desired consistency.

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About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.


  1. Love the idea of using roasted garlic… it’s a must try hummus!

  2. I love roasted garlic! There is a store bought hummus I have tried with roasted garlic which was delicious so now I can try and make my own! You must try peeling the chickpeas though, it takes a little bit of time but is worth it for a smooth taste and silky consistency. I cannot go back to unpeeled chickpeas now!

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