Hummus. Roasted Garlic Hummus, to be exact.
This is the snack of champions, in my little ol’ humble opinion. I always have a pack of garlic hummus in my fridge with pita chips in the pantry (the BJ’s brand is my absolute favorite!) and snack on this way too often. Okay, maybe it’s not too often. Hummus is healthy after all, isn’t it? This is one of the best afternoon snacks when I’m at my computer, typing away at my latest blog post.
The other day, as I was typing one of those said blog posts, I was chowing down some hummus with carrots and pita chips when I realized I had never made my own hummus. Why did I keep buying the packaged kind when I could make my own for far less money and would probably give me a greater amount to store in my fridge? I wasn’t sure why it had never occurred to me, but I made sure to jot down garbanzo beans on my grocery list for that evening.
When I got home with groceries around 8pm, I knew I couldn’t wait until the following day to try this. I grabbed my food processor and dumped the can of chickpeas in the food processor (yeah, I kinda cheated using canned beans, but this girl didn’t have time to wait for dry chickpeas to soften up!). I added some olive oil, tahini (you could totally make it without this, but I wanted that little Mediterranean kick!), lemon juice and other good stuff. After that, I simply whirled it a few times and it was ready!
Chickpeas and garlic is the perfect combo for any snack, no matter what your day is like!
I got the bag of my favorite pita chips and dipped one in. Icouldn’t even wait for it to be refrigerated. Once I tasted it, I knew I wouldn’t be buying prepackaged hummus ever again. THIS IS AMAZING! And my favorite part? I could adjust the flavors to my liking (and you can, too!). I added a little more garlic and some water to make it a little creamier. It was so delicious, I had to stop myself from eating the whole thing right out of the food processor!
I really think once you try this, you’ll never go back to store-bought either. If you try this recipe, be sure to tag me or use the hashtag #toeatdrinkandbemarried and let me know what you think. I want to see it!
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24 thoughts on “Healthy Roasted Garlic Hummus”
I love hummus, and I love garlic, so naturally I love this recipe! Will definitely be trying this one out soon 🙂
I would have thought it would be harder to make! Thanks for sharing, it looks delicious.
It’s so simple! I couldn’t believe it either 🙂
I love hummus but I’ve never used roasted garlic with it. Thanks for sharing ?
It’s delish! 🙂
I am beyond excited to make this! *heart eyes* Also your photos and blog are just so stunning – keep up the good work! Rx
Aww! Thanks, Rosanna 🙂
This looks delicious nice to know there is a healthy alternative.
Looks delicious . I love hummus would just put it on everything !
Garlic hummus is my favourite! Before I know it, I can eat the entire tub but I’ve never made it myself — guess Ill have to try because yours looks amazing!
hahah! I know the feeling. Same thing happens to me. 😉
I love hummus. Think I’m going to try this recipe this weekend!
I love making my own hummus, but it never tastes quite like the grocery store. It always feels like it’s missing something. I tried nutritional yeast and it helped a bit. Maybe increase the salt? I will definitely try your recipe!
I know what you mean. This one doesn’t taste like grocery store hummus, but I actually like that! It has more of a tang & authentic Mediterranean taste. 😉 I hope you enjoy it!
I don’t think I’ve ever even had hummus before, I’ll have to try it out sometime!
I love hummus, have it with pretty much everything 🙂 Never made it myself though so will try out this recipe!
I love hummus and this looks like a great recipe. Thanks for sharing, I am pinning for later reference.
This looks like a wonderful party snack! I bet this would perfectly go with the game nights we have!
Yesss! We have board game nights and this is the bomb.com for it! I also expect to make it a lot for my husband now during football season!
coming from Asia, hummus is not till i tried it the first time travelling in dubai! since then ive been buying ready made hummus! but with this recipe i think ill start making my own as i particularly love roasted garlic! http://www.crayonized.com
Awesome!! Homemade hummus with garlic is one of my favorite snacks. Hope you enjoy it, too! 🙂
I’ve never made hummus at home before I might have to now with this recipe.
This looks so delicious! Plus it seems every summer some major brand is getting recalled for some reason or another?
I know what you mean!! Homemade is always best!