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Roasted Garlic Hummus

This creamy-zesty dip has more than 40 cloves of garlic in it. Yet, roasting the garlic softens the cloves to a creamy, slightly sweet pulp that doesn’t overwhelm other flavors or give off that typical garlicky aroma.



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4-5 heads garlic
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1 Tbs. plus ¼ cup olive oil, divided, plus more for drizzling
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1 28-oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
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½ cup lemon juice
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3 Tbs. tahini


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut tops from garlic heads to reveal tips of garlic cloves. Place garlic heads on large sheet of foil, and drizzle with 1 Tbs. olive oil. Wrap garlic heads tightly in foil, and bake 30 to 45 minutes, or until garlic heads feel soft through foil. Cool in foil.

2. Purée chickpeas 1 minute in food processor, or until finely chopped. Add lemon juice, ¼ cup olive oil, tahini, and ½ cup water. Blend chickpea mixture 2 to 3 minutes, or until smooth.

3. Squeeze roasted garlic pulp from each clove into chickpea mixture in bowl of food processor. Pulse hummus several times to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Spread in thin layer on large plate, and drizzle with olive oil. Serve with whole-wheat pita wedges.

Nutrition Information: 

5 g
Total Fat: 
8.5 g
Saturated Fat: 
1 g
20 g
0 mg
184 mg
3 g
0 g
Makes 3 cups

Comments on this Recipe

too much lemon juice!

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what is tahini?