How to Make Roasted Garlic Hummus

Roasted Garlic Hummus is a welcome change to what can sometimes be described as a bland topping for breads and crackers. Roasting the garlic imparts a nutty flavor that the entire neighborhood will enjoy! It's ideal for family get togethers and block parties, since it won't go bad if you leave it in the sun for a few hours.

Instructions

How to Make Roasted Garlic Hummus

Step 1

Cut the top 1/2 inch from an entire head of garlic to expose the cloves inside. Drizzle it with olive oil, and wrap in foil. Roast in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.

Step 2

Remove the garlic from the oven, and let it cool. Squeeze the soft flesh into the work bowl of your food processor.

Step 3

Add beans, olive oil, parsley, and lemon juice to food processor, Add hot pepper flakes if you like a little heat.

Step 4

Pulse on slow until mixture starts to come together. If the mixture is too thick, alternate adding oil and water a half-teaspoon at a time. Using the water will keep the flavor of the hummus intact, and the oil won't become overpowering. Store up to 3 days.

Tips and Warnings

Don't be afraid to mix your hummus well. It should have a creamy texture, and be very dense. When roasting garlic, be careful not to burn it. As soon as you start to smell the garlic, start checking for readiness.

Things You'll Need

1 head of garlic, Olive Oil, Garbanzo Beans (15 oz), Red Pepper Flakes, 1/4 tablespoon lemon juice, Flat-leaf parsley

About this Author

Based in Kentucky, Katy Lindamood is a full-time freelance writer. She has been writing for magazines and professional websites since 2006 and has a background in retail management and home improvement. Lindamood holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration and human resources.

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