This smooth and creamy Roasted Garlic Hummus is filled with sweet and savory roasted garlic flavors. It's the perfect healthy appetizer for parties or as a vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free snack.
- ❤️ Why You'll Love This Hummus Recipe
- 🛒 Ingredients Needed for Roasted Garlic Hummus
- 🔪 How to Make Homemade Hummus
- 💡 Hummus Top Tips
- ☑️ Storage Instructions
- 🍴 Ways to Use Hummus
- 🔄 Substitutions and Additions
- What Can I Use Instead of Chickpeas in Hummus?
- Is Roasted Garlic Hummus Good for You?
- 🍽️ More Healthy Dip Recipes
❤️ Why You'll Love This Hummus Recipe
- Smooth and creamy classic hummus texture
- Sweet and savory roasted garlic flavor
- Uses just a handful of healthy ingredients
- Perfect party appetizer or snack
- Vegan, Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free
Roasted garlic hummus is a delicious and versatile dip that's made with just a handful of wholesome ingredients. The combination of creamy chickpeas, nutty tahini, and the sweet and savory flavor of roasted garlic is truly irresistible.
Whether you're hosting a party, looking for a healthy alternative to traditional dips, or simply craving a flavorful spread for sandwiches or veggies, this hummus recipe is sure to be a hit.
One of the highlights of this recipe is that it's vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free, making it perfect for almost any diet.
🛒 Ingredients Needed for Roasted Garlic Hummus
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
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🔪 How to Make Homemade Hummus
Follow the directions to make the Air Fryer Roasted Garlic, then set it aside to cool slightly while you gather the other ingredients.
Add the chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and roasted garlic cloves to the bowl of a food processor or high-powered blender.
Blend for 3-5 minutes, stopping to scrape down the sides a few times, until the mixture is smooth. If it’s too thick, add a small amount of olive oil and lemon juice until you get the perfect texture.
💡 Hummus Top Tips
- Perfectly roasted garlic: Don’t rush the roasting process. Whether you roast it in the oven or in the air fryer, you want to give the garlic enough time to soften. This allows all the natural sweetness to develop.
- Quality matters: Because there are only a handful of ingredients, they need to be of good quality. Choose high-quality tahini, olive oil, and fresh lemon juice for the best-tasting hummus.
- Rinse chickpeas thoroughly: Rinse and drain chickpeas well to remove excess salt and starch. This creates that nice, creamy hummus texture.
- Slowly adjust the seasoning: Start with a little less salt and adjust to taste. Remember, you can always add more, but you can't take it out once it's in.
- Blending is key: To achieve that silky-smooth consistency that makes hummus perfect, be patient. Allow it to blend until it’s nice and smooth and the graininess of the peas is gone.
- Consistency control: If the hummus seems too thick, gradually add small amounts of olive oil or lemon juice until it is the thickness you prefer.
☑️ Storage Instructions
Fridge: Store leftover hummus in an airtight container or a covered bowl in the refrigerator. It should stay fresh for about 5–6 days.
Freezer: If you need to store your hummus for a longer period, you can freeze it in an airtight container. Keep in mind that freezing may slightly change the texture. To thaw, place it in the refrigerator overnight. Then, just give it a good stir before serving.
🍴 Ways to Use Hummus
Hummus is one of those dips that can be served at room temperature, chilled, or even baked. That allows you to use it in many wonderful dishes. Here are some great options:
- Pizza sauce: Use hummus as a pizza sauce base, spreading it on your pizza dough before adding toppings.
- Stuffed mushrooms: Fill baby bella mushrooms with hummus, sprinkle with a little parmesan cheese, and bake until warm.
- Pasta sauce: Toss cooked pasta with hummus for a quick and creamy pasta sauce.
- Burger topping: Spread hummus on one of these low-carb burger buns as a tasty and healthier alternative to mayonnaise or ketchup.
- Breakfast protein bowl: Add a scoop of hummus to a small bowl. Top with scrambled eggs and chopped, crispy bacon.
- Deviled eggs: Replace mayonnaise with hummus when making deviled eggs for a creamy, tangy filling.
- Quesadillas: Spread hummus on a keto-friendly tortilla, add cheese and veggies, fold, and grill for a delicious quesadilla.
- Stuffed avocado: Scoop out the pit from an avocado half and fill the cavity with hummus.
- Veggie Wrap: Spread hummus in a lettuce leaf, add a variety of fresh veggies and shredded chicken and roll it up for a tasty snack or lunch on the go.
🔄 Substitutions and Additions
- Roasted vegetables: Add roasted red peppers, eggplant, or sun-dried tomatoes to give the hummus different flavors and textures.
- Fresh herbs: Just a few fresh herbs like parsley, cilantro, basil, or dill can brighten up the flavor of your hummus.
- Spices and seasonings: Feel free to experiment with how you season it. Try adding a pinch or two of cumin, paprika, chili powder, or Cajun seasoning.
- Avocado: Mash and add a couple of tablespoons of ripe avocado to your hummus. It adds extra creaminess and a nice, mild avocado flavor.
- Feta cheese: Top the hummus with some feta cheese crumbles.
- Nutritional yeast: If you want to avoid cheese but want the flavor, you can sprinkle on nutritional yeast for a vegan-friendly topping.
What Can I Use Instead of Chickpeas in Hummus?
Is Roasted Garlic Hummus Good for You?
It sure is. Roasted garlic hummus is made with wholesome ingredients like chickpeas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, and olive oil. These ingredients are packed with nutrients that are associated with various health benefits. Chickpeas are also an excellent source of protein and dietary fiber.
🍽️ More Healthy Dip Recipes
- Spinach Artichoke Dip
- French Onion Dip
- Sausage Rotel Dip
- Crab Rangoon Dip
- Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Jalapeño Popper Chicken Dip
Roasted Garlic Hummus
- Follow the directions to make the Air Fryer Roasted Garlic, then set aside to cool slightly while you gather the other ingredients.
- Blend for 3-5 minutes, stopping to scrape down the sides a few times, until the mixture is smooth. If it’s too thick add a small amount of olive oil and lemon juice until you get your perfect texture.
- Spoon out into a bowl and top with a drizzle of olive oil, then serve with fresh veggies, crackers and/or wedges of pita.
*Make sure to scroll up and read the post for substitutions, additions and helpful tips for making this recipe.
*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol: Swerve, Erythritol, Monk Fruit or Allulose.
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