Considering that I make hummus at least a few times a month, I can’t believe that I’ve never shared my recipe with you before! I love having hummus in the house at all times because, let’s face it, it is pretty much the best dip, spread, topping and straight-from-the-spoon there is. And once you make it yourself, hummus from the store just won’t cut it. I will admit that having a food processor makes the entire hummus process a very easy one.  I personally have never had good luck using a blender, but I know it is possible!

Hummus makes an appearance with veggies on a regular basis for snacks, in wraps, sandwiches, and as a wonderful topping for salads. I like to serve mine with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of paprika.

Roasted Garlic Hummus

  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 can garbanzo beans (or about 1.5 cup prepared beans)
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp tahini
  • 1/2 Tbsp cumin
  • salt & pepper

Pre-heat oven to 420° F. Wrap garlic cloves in a foil packet and roast for about 30 minutes. Remove from packet and squeeze garlic out of the shell. Add all ingredients to food processor and process until desired consistency.

Do you like your hummus plain or flavored? I generally prefer plain, but once in a while, some add-ins are a nice change of pace!

32 Comments (Reply )

  1. thehealthyjunky
    Apr 16, 2010 @ 8:13 am

    Wow! Your recipe is so simple! I am going to have try this as I always buy store bought hummus but it compares nothing to homemade like you said!

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  2. thehealthyjunky
    Apr 16, 2010 @ 8:13 am

    Wow! Your recipe is so simple! I am going to have try this as I always buy store bought hummus but it compares nothing to homemade like you said!

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  3. Mo@MommyRD
    Apr 16, 2010 @ 10:32 am

    I make hummus a few times a month as well. Usually plain, but once in awhile I add cilantro and jalepeno. I really like the roasted garlic in your’s and will be giving that a try.

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  4. Mo@MommyRD
    Apr 16, 2010 @ 10:32 am

    I make hummus a few times a month as well. Usually plain, but once in awhile I add cilantro and jalepeno. I really like the roasted garlic in your’s and will be giving that a try.

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  5. Kristin
    Apr 16, 2010 @ 1:30 pm

    We eat a ton of hummus in our house but always buy it from the store. I am definitely going to try your recipe. Love the roasted garlic in there.

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  6. Kristin
    Apr 16, 2010 @ 1:30 pm

    We eat a ton of hummus in our house but always buy it from the store. I am definitely going to try your recipe. Love the roasted garlic in there.

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  7. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Apr 16, 2010 @ 2:06 pm

    I love hummus! Great pictures!

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  8. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Apr 16, 2010 @ 2:06 pm

    I love hummus! Great pictures!

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  9. Michelle
    Apr 16, 2010 @ 2:12 pm

    My absolute favorite hummus is Trader Joe’s Mediterranean flavor but it’s not easy for me to get there often enough. I love love LOVE hummus and will be trying your recipe this week. One of my favorite things to do is to put it on a wrap with feta, red pepper and sometimes cucumber. A great lunch!

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  10. Michelle
    Apr 16, 2010 @ 2:12 pm

    My absolute favorite hummus is Trader Joe’s Mediterranean flavor but it’s not easy for me to get there often enough. I love love LOVE hummus and will be trying your recipe this week. One of my favorite things to do is to put it on a wrap with feta, red pepper and sometimes cucumber. A great lunch!

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  11. actorsdiet
    Apr 16, 2010 @ 3:59 pm

    i am all about plain hummus. i like a blank canvas.

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  12. actorsdiet
    Apr 16, 2010 @ 3:59 pm

    i am all about plain hummus. i like a blank canvas.

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  13. sophia
    Apr 16, 2010 @ 10:17 pm

    I’m not the biggest fan of hummus, so I have t say I like it non-traditional. Preferably with some funky flavors to keep me intrigued.

    Is there a typo in your blog title?

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  14. sophia
    Apr 16, 2010 @ 10:17 pm

    I’m not the biggest fan of hummus, so I have t say I like it non-traditional. Preferably with some funky flavors to keep me intrigued.

    Is there a typo in your blog title?

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  15. mary beth
    Apr 17, 2010 @ 8:16 am

    yum! can’t wait until i get a food processor to try it out!!

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  16. mary beth
    Apr 17, 2010 @ 8:16 am

    yum! can’t wait until i get a food processor to try it out!!

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  17. Karla
    Apr 17, 2010 @ 5:12 pm

    That looks tasty! I bought the most delicious Mediterranean flavored hummus last week! Amazing! It tastes Moroccan!

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  18. Karla
    Apr 17, 2010 @ 5:12 pm

    That looks tasty! I bought the most delicious Mediterranean flavored hummus last week! Amazing! It tastes Moroccan!

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  19. Jessie
    Apr 17, 2010 @ 7:32 pm

    Roasted garlic hummus has got to be the BEST thing ever! I love to dip red peppers slices and carrots in it :) Great recipe!

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  20. Jessie
    Apr 17, 2010 @ 7:32 pm

    Roasted garlic hummus has got to be the BEST thing ever! I love to dip red peppers slices and carrots in it :) Great recipe!

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  21. fittoindulge
    Apr 18, 2010 @ 1:39 am

    Mmmm.. hummus is a staple in my house too. I love the regular, but I also really like the eggplant hummus at Trader Joe’s.

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  22. fittoindulge
    Apr 18, 2010 @ 1:39 am

    Mmmm.. hummus is a staple in my house too. I love the regular, but I also really like the eggplant hummus at Trader Joe’s.

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  23. Holly
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 3:01 pm

    i recently have just really started experimenting making hummus and i LOVE it. buying dried garbanzos is amazingly cheap, and i love all the variations. going to have to try some cumin + paprika on mine next time :)

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  24. Holly
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 3:01 pm

    i recently have just really started experimenting making hummus and i LOVE it. buying dried garbanzos is amazingly cheap, and i love all the variations. going to have to try some cumin + paprika on mine next time :)

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  25. Cristy
    Apr 03, 2014 @ 7:36 am

    The idea of roasting the garlic is fantastic. I have tried and it makes a much more subtle but wonderful taste for the hummus.

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