Hummus is the humble snack. Shout out to hummus for keeping it real and being delicious and being relatively cheap to make.
You can make any variation of hummus with a few main ingredients. One of the main ingredients is Tahini, which is such an awesome and versatile ingredient, and you will see yourself using it a lot. Drizzle it on some roasted veggies, or even on top of a salad, there are tons of possibilities. Tahini is simply ground toasted sesame seeds. So go buy yourself a tub and treat yo self.
The thing that makes this hummus is the roasted garlic. I think it makes the garlic taste less harsh and sweeter. It is the perfect compliment to the rich Tahini.
Creamy Roasted Garlic Hummus
2 cups canned chick-peas
2 tablespoons tahini
5 tablespoons olive oil
1⁄4 cup warm water
1 head of garlic
1 lemon (juice only)
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1. Preheat your oven to 400 F. Peel the outer layers of the whole garlic bulb, leaving intact the skins of the individual cloves of garlic. Cut 1/2 inch or so, from the top of cloves, exposing the individual cloves of garlic. Drizzle olive oil on the exposed top of the garlic, then wrap completely in aluminum foil. Cook for 45 minutes, then set out to cool to room temp.
2. Once cooled squeeze the garlic out of the cloves into a food processor. Add all other ingredients. Blend until it reaches a consistency you like (I prefer a smoother hummus so I add a bit of extra oil and blend it for longer).
3. Be extra boujee and drizzle some olive oil and smoked paprika on top. Serve with warm pitas or veggies.
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