Roasted Garlic Hummus


Hummus is one of those things that you will never buy from the store again after you make it at home.  It’s just so absurdly easy to do yourself, and then you can make it to taste and liking.  Aside from the roasted garlic here, hummus doesn’t need to take more than 5 minutes tops to make. The directions are pretty much this: Puree some stuff in a food processor.  Then eat it.  Pretty simple if you ask me.  Here is my favorite hummus to make:
Cut your garlic bulbs in half:

Rub with olive oil, then roast until tender.

Place the roasted garlic bulbs, chickpeas, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and water in a food processor and process until smooth.

Enjoy!

Roasted Garlic Hummus

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of garlic
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 16 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp water
  • pine nuts, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut the head of garlic in half (through the equator), and pour 1 tsp olive oil onto each of the cut halves.  Rub the oil in with your fingers.  Wrap each half tightly with aluminum foil, then bake for 30 minutes until fork tender.
  3. Place the roasted garlic bulbs, chickpeas, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and water in a food processor and process until smooth.  If you want a thinner consistency, add a little bit more water.  Serve with crisp vegetables or pita chips.  Enjoy!
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