A bowl of Easy Roasted Garlic Hummus with carrot sticks, chips, garlic and naan.

Easy Roasted Garlic Hummus

The longest part of this Easy Roasted Garlic Hummus is actually roasting the garlic.  The rest?  Forget about it!  The roasted garlic gives a lovely little hum of garlic flavour to this ultra creamy, homemade hummus
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword garlic, chickpeas, hummus
Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 304
Author Dawn Coombs


Roasted Garlic

  • 1 bulb garlic
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • 1 can chickpeas -19 oz can (unsalted), outer skin removed (see now below), about 2 cups
  • 1/2 tsp salt -or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock -unsalted, or water
  • 2-3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 red thai chili pepper -minced, optional
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Suggested Garnishes

  • 1/4 cup pesto -optional
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds -optional


Roasted Garlic

  • To roast garlic - slice top of garlic bulb so all cloves are exposed. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and 1/2 tsp of olive oil. Wrap in foil and bake on 400F for 35-40 minutes. Carefully remove from oven and carefully open from foil. You may want to wait a few minutes for it to cool before removing cloves from skin.


  • Place chickpeas in food processor, along with salt, pepper, tahini, stock, lemon juice, and chili pepper. Blend until smooth, about 2-3 minutes. Stop to scrape sides of processor, as necessary.
  • Next add roasted garlic cloves and olive oil. Blend another 1-2 minutes. Pour into bowl and garnish with pesto and sunflower seeds, if using. Enjoy!



On the outside of the chickpeas there's a thin, almost translucent, layer.  Gently squeeze the chickpea between your thumb and pointer finger and the chickpea kind of 'pops' out of the skin.  If you are pressed for time, this is totally optional, but does make for a creamier consistency.
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Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 391mg | Potassium: 365mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 3.3mg