Saturday, July 25, 2009

Roasted garlic hummus

Aside from green beans and guacomole, there are few things that the Peanut and I enjoy more than hummus. I just recently discovered that you can make black bean hummus by substituing the chickpeas beans. Oh, it is SO yum!

Roasted Garlic Hummus

1 head of garlic

2 cans chickpeas or black beans

Juice from 1 lemon

1 TBSP. Tahini (sesame paste)

2 TBSP. Olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

To roast your garlic - chop off the top of the head, coat with olive oil and wrap in tin foil. Bake at 400 degrees for about an hour. Your house is going to smell soooo good. Promise. When it's done, it will look something like this:

After it has cooled, squeeze the soft garlic out of the head directly into your food processor. Toss in the rest of the ingredients.

You will need some of the liquid from the canned chickpeas, but probably not all of it. If you do dump all the juice in, it will be too thin and you'll have to add more chickpeas. Then you'll end up with enough hummus to feed a not-so-small army. Trust me. So, start out with just a couple ounces and add more as needed. Blend until smooth.

Peanut and I are enjoying a lazy summer Saturday afternoon and for lunch we just devoured this roasted garlic black bean hummus slathered on pita bread. Perfection!


  1. YUM! I have been looking for a black bean hummus recipe! cvan't wait to try this out.

  2. That sounds awesome. I'm dying to try the black bean variation now. I've just gotta wait for a cool day to roast the garlic...

  3. I loved the hummus sandwich recipe that you posted. I'll have to give this recipe a try too! I didn't realize how easy it is to make hummus... and to add black beans, sounds delicious!

  4. Every since I read this post I've been wanting to try your hummus recipe. I just did...
    It's heavenly, I can't stop eating hummus!
    My food processor started smoking and smelling weird as I was using it though. He certainly had a rough time processing so much chickpeas. I hope it won't be his last time making hummus... cause I could eat this every day!