Bowl of roasted garlic hummus with crackers, red pepper and broccoli.

Roasted Garlic Hummus

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
  • Diet: Vegan

This easy hummus recipe packs an extra flavour punch from the roasted garlic. Once the garlic is roasted, it comes together in just a few minutes and makes a great dip for raw veggies or healthy crackers.



  • 12 bulbs garlic (see notes)
  • 1/4 tsp olive oil for roasting, per bulb of garlic
  • 1 19 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed (2 cups cooked chickpeas)
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 23 tbsp water, if needed


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut the top off the head of garlic so the cloves are slightly exposed. Drizzle with 1/4 tsp olive oil per bulb, wrap in tin foil and roast in the oven for 30-40 minutes, either directly on the rack, on a baking tray or in a muffin tin. Once you can easily press the foil packets, the garlic is ready.
  3. Remove from the oven, open the packet and let cool while you prepare the rest of the hummus.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients to a food processor or high-speed blender. Mix until smooth and creamy.
  5. Once the garlic is cool enough to handle, squeeze each clove out of skin and into the hummus mixture.
  6. Blend until completely mixed and smooth.
  7. Adjust the consistency with water (add 1-2 tbsp to thin, if needed) and then season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  8. Store in refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to 6 days.


If you really love garlic and don’t mind this having a strong garlic flavour, you can use 2 full bulbs of garlic. I use 2 bulbs in mine. If you’re unsure, start with 1 bulb as the garlic flavour may be too strong for some.


  • Serving Size: 2 tbsp
  • Calories: 78
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 150 mg
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 3 g

Keywords: garlic hummus, roasted garlic hummus