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roasted garlic hummus on a platter with pita bread

Easiest Roasted Garlic Hummus

  • Author: Adriana
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Method: oven


Hiiii hummus, it’s me, garlic! Roasted garlic enlivens hummus in this delicious roasted garlic hummus perfect for an appetizer, a mezze plate, or afternoon snack!


  • 115 ounce can garbanzo beans
  • 2 heads of roasted garlic
  • 1.5 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional but helps give a creamy mouthfeel)


  1. Prepare 2 heads of roasted garlic: Peel the papery skins surrounding the heads of garlic, trying to keep the cloves intact.
  2. Cut the top 1/4 portion of the head off to expose the cloves, drizzle with olive oil, cover with aluminum foil and bake at 400 for 45 minutes. Full details on roasting garlic here.
  3. Drain and rinse the chickpeas, then add them to the blender (or food processor if you don’t have a blender) along with all other ingredients.
  4. Blend for 1-2 whole minutes! YES, although ingredients will look pureed additional blending time helps achieve a creamier consistency hummus! Stop 1-2 times during blending and scrape down the sides of the blender with a spatula as needed.


** To avoid grainy or gritty hummus we recommend using a high-powered blender in place of a food processor. Additionally, add more liquid 1 tablespoon at a time to achieve the consistency you’re after.

**Hummus will thicken as it cools in the refrigerator.

** See post for video on how to roast garlic ( 2 mins! )