Delicious creamy hummus with the amazing flavours of roasted garlic for a perfect dip to enjoy for lunch or as a snack
I love hummus, it's one of my favourite go to snacks and so easy to make yourself at home.
One of my family's favourite hummus recipes is this amazing Roasted Sweet Potato Hummus on Slimming Eats, and pairs well with these yummy Crispy Cheddar Pita Chips. But when I fancy a variation then this Roasted Garlic Hummus is a great alternative.
Ingredients for Hummus
Hummus usually follow the same typical ingredients with a slight variation on the flavouring you are adding.
So for hummus it's usually typically:
- Tahini (yes you can make without, but it's for the best tasting hummus it's a must). It is usually available at all major grocery stores.
- Add ins for flavour - for this variation it's garlic and lots of it.
How to make Hummus
While you can make hummus from dried chickpeas which you soak and cook yourself, it so easy and quick to just open a can, which is great if you want a fast and easy snack.
A blender or food processor is definitely a useful gadget to have if you want that really smooth texture. I actually like mine a little coarse. I have a cuisinart mini food processor that I use to make mine, but even a hand (stick) blender is fine.
If you don't have a blender or food processor a masher or similar tool will work, you are just not going to get as smooth a result.
What to dip in Hummus?
Wondering what to dip in hummus? There are actually so many options.
If you want to keep down the healthy low calorie route, then veggie crudites are your best options. Things liike:
- Sugar Snap Peas
- Raw Cauliflower
- Bell Peppers
and then there are these other great non vegetable options:
- Pita Chips
- Crisp Breads
- Tortilla Chips
How to store Homemade Hummus
Place in a lidded tub and refrigerate and homemade hummus should keep for up a week.
If you prefer you can freeze it, which is handy if you are doubling or tripling the recipe to make a larger batch. In the freezer so long as it is stored in a airtight container, it should keep up to 4 months.
Looking for some other dips to try? Check out these:
- Louisiana Remoulade Dip
- Cilantro Lime Dressing
- Ranch Dressing
- Low Sugar Ketchup
- Roasted Sweet Potato Hummus
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For the Hummus:
- 1 400g can of chickpeas, including liquid
- 1 small bulb of garlic (whole bulb)
- 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon of paprika (not smoked)
- juice of a whole lemon
- 1 tablespoon of tahini paste
- sea salt to taste
For the topping:
- pinch of paprika
- pinch of fine sea salt
- fresh chopped parsley
- 1 teaspoons of olive oil
- Preheat oven to 200c (180c fan), 400f or gas mark 6
- Slice the top of the bulb of garlic, so it just exposes the tips of all the cloves, spray the exposed garlic with olive oil spray,
- Wrap up in foil, place in a baking dish and roast for approx 40-50 minutes. You want the garlic to be really soft and caramelized (but don't burn). Allow to cool slightly
- Squeeze the roasted garlic out of the bulb and add to a food processor with the chickpeas (including liquid), juice of a lemon, cumin, paprika, garlic, tahini paste and blend or food process until a smooth consistency, if needed add in a little bit of water at a time to help blending process.
- Once smooth, taste and season with salt to required taste.
- Add to a bowl, smooth over the top, creating a few peaks as you do. Sprinkle with a pinch of paprika, some coarse sea salt and then drizzle with the 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil. Finish off with a little fresh chopped parsley.
- Dig in and enjoy!!
- Store Hummus in a airtight container in the fridge, it should keep for about 5-7 days.
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1 SERVING
Amount Per Serving Calories 137Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 228mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 4gSugar 3gProtein 6g
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