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hummus in a bowl along side pita and vegetables

Easy Homemade Roasted Garlic Hummus - So Creamy!

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  • Author: Verna
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Easy Roasted Garlic Hummus Recipe! Super creamy, easily oil free, healthy and protein rich. Made With simple ingredients, chickpeas, roasted garlic, aquafaba, tahini, lemon juice, zest, sesame oil and spices.


  • 1 head garlic ( see notes*)
  • 1 can (540 ml) chickpeas, rinsed and drained (reserve the liquid from can)
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lemon, approximately 1/4 cup
  • 1/3 cup reserved liquid from canned chickpeas (aquafaba)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt ( not powder)
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon (or more) of toasted sesame oil (omit for oil free)
  • Optional toppings to serve:
  • chopped fresh parsley
  • sprinkle of sumac and or paprika
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • chopped roasted and or fresh garlic


To Roast the Garlic:

    Slice 1/2 inch off the top of a whole head of garlic. Keeping it intact. Place garlic cut side up on a piece of tin foil. Drizzle with olive oil ( if using) and a pinch of salt and pepper over the top. Wrap up the garlic and roast for 45 minutes.
  2. When done remove the garlic cloves by gently squeezing out the garlic: Hold bottom and squeeze cloves out of the cut side. Use in your hummus recipe.

To Make the Hummus:

  1. Add chickpeas, roasted garlic, tahini, lemon juice and zest, sesame oil (if using), spices and aquafaba to your food processor, blender or Nutra Bullet. Process for 2 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Add additional salt and pepper if necessary.
  2. Add to a serving bowl or plate and garnish with a drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkling of sumac and or paprika, chopped roasted and or fresh garlic and fresh parsley. Enjoy!
  3. Serve with pita wedges or my Easy Vegan Naan Bread and veggies, in sandwiches, wraps, Buddha bowls,…etc


  • using aquafaba gives the hummus a creamier consistency
  • roast one extra head of garlic to chop for garnish if desired
  • feel free to add more lemon juice and or salt and pepper to suit your tastes.
  • If you find it to thick add water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  • You can use either a food processor (like I’ve done) or a Nutra bullet or your blender for this recipe.
  • I am not oil free but I quite often make this recipe without oil for my oil free friends . But usually I will add sesame oil a drizzle of olive oil and garnish with the toppings mentioned above ?
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Sauces & dressings, snacks & sides, Gluten free,
  • Method: food processor
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern