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.
How to Make Roasted Garlic Hummus
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.
Remove the garlic from the oven, and let it cool. Squeeze the soft flesh into the work bowl of your food processor.
Add beans, olive oil, parsley, and lemon juice to food processor, Add hot pepper flakes if you like a little heat.
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.