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  • Bettina Applewhite

Roasted Garlic Hummus

Hummus is a great high protein snack. It's easy to make. When you add roasted garlic, you bring out flavors that will become an addictive snack. I like easy recipes that bring out bold flavors.

What's great about hummus is that's a good source of protein because chickpeas and tahini paste are high in protein. Because there's no dairy products in this dip, it's a great #vegan snack. As veganism and plant-based eating becomes more normalized, we are finding out that eating plants doesn't mean bland and boring.

I used canned chickpeas in this recipe and it makes it easy to come together. I get so excited to see low sodium canned options. Now I'm even noticing "no salt" options for canned items like broth and canned beans. It's great for me because I need to control the amount of salt in my foods. Unsalted canned foods gives me the creativity to add seasonings I desire so I can add spicy flavors or citrus notes or whatever I want without the worry of making the food salty. It's great!

In this recipe I add a whole head of roasted garlic to bring a sweet garlic flavor to the hummus. Roasted garlic is easy to make with only 2 ingredients. That's right 2! You can find the recipe by clicking the link here.

Check out the video below on how to make roasted garlic.

This roasted garlic hummus is good as a dip with pita bread, crackers, or fresh vegetables. It's also great as a spread on sandwiches for a substitute for mayo.

Roasted Garlic Hummus

Makes 2 Cups


15 oz Canned Chickpeas, drain chickpeas but reserve juice

2 Tbsp Olive Oil (Good quality)

2 Tbsp Reserved Chickpea juice

3 Tbsp Tahini

1 Head of Roasted Garlic (Recipe link here)

1/2 tsp Cumin

Juice of 1 Lemon

1/4 tsp Kosher Salt

1/2 tsp Pepper


  1. Add all of the ingredients into a food processor and puree until smooth. If necessary add in additional chickpea juice one Tbsp at a time until the mixture reaches a smooth consistency. That's really it. That's all to this recipe. #yum #easy

If you give this recipe a try, let me know how you like it in the comments. You can also share pictures on Instagram. Tag @BitesWithApplewhite and #BitesWithApplewhite.

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