Za’atar Roasted Garlic Hummus

This za’atar roasted garlic hummus is absolutely delicious! Grab your pita chips and vegetables and get to dipping!

I love hummus. So it should come as no surprise when I tell you I eat it as my meal. In fact I’m pretty certain I said that before… but heck… it’s the darn truth.

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Creamy, dreamy hummus can be spiced up or down depending on how you like it. This is my newest love… roasted garlic and za’atar. Both of which add tremendous amounts of flavor but with the same minimal effort as regular hummus. Roasting the garlic cloves softens its potent flavor, still giving you that garlicky goodness… just a mellow version of itself.

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I love all hummus’ SO much that I even go to extreme (okay, so it’s not so extreme) lengths to make homemade pita chips. Because homemade hummus deserves as much.

Dip and snack… it’s how I roll.

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Start by placing 4 to 6 large cloves of garlic on heavy-duty aluminum foil and drizzle with oil. I’m using safflower… but use what you have.

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Fold up the sides creating a purse and pop into a preheated 400 degree oven and roast for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove and cool.

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Open two cans of garbanzo beans and place into a mesh strainer set over a bowl to collect the bean liquids. My store has yet to start carrying the dried version… but feel free to soak your own beans and all that.

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Save this… you’ll need it later on.

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Once the garlic cloves are roasted and cooled, safely peel off the papery skins.

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Place the drained chick peas into a blender or food processor.

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Add in the roasted garlic cloves…

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1/4 cup of tahini…

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1/4 cup olive oil…

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Then squeeze in the juice of half a lemon… feel free to up it to 1 whole lemon if you prefer it that way.

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Add in a ladle of the bean liquids. I would say it’s about 1/2 to 3/4 cup.

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Measure and add in 1 and 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt…

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Ready… set…

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Blend!

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Lastly, scrape down the sides and blend until desired consistency, adding a little more of the bean liquid at a time. For me I do 1-1/2 ladles which is about 3/4 cup-ish.

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Spoon the za’atar roasted garlic hummus into your personal-size (wink!) bowl and drizzle with a little olive oil before sprinkling with this homemade za’atar and minced fresh parsley.

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I eventually mix it all up, adding more za’atar to each chip-full-o-hummus… because I’m a za’atar addict and can’t really help myself.

Excuse me I have the remainder of this bowl I need to go annihilate.

Enjoy! And if you give this Za’atar Roasted Garlic Hummus recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Yield: about 2 cups

Za'atar Roasted Garlic Hummus

Za'atar Roasted Garlic Hummus
Creamy and dreamy, roasted garlic hummus with homemade za'atar.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 to 6 cloves fresh garlic (skins left on)
  • 1 teaspoon safflower oil or light olive oil
  • 2 cans garbanzo beans, drain, bean liquid reserved
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for garlic and garnish
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • homemade za'atar
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Place cloves on a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil and drizzle with a teaspoon or so of safflower oil. Bring up the sides of the foil, crimping and forming a purse. Place pouch in oven and roast for 30 minutes. Allow to cool until safe to handle, then peel the papery skins away from the cloves.
  3. In a high-powered blender or food processor place garbanzo beans, roasted garlic, tahini, 1/4 cup olive oil and salt. Add one ladle (about a cup) of the bean liquid. Process until smooth, adding a little more bean liquid as needed.
  4. Spoon hummus into a serving bowl, drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with za'atar and minced parsley.

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6 Responses to “Za’atar Roasted Garlic Hummus”

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — March 5, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Your hummus looks so wonderfully creamy!! I like eating it as a meal too…so good!

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    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — March 6, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    I love hummus and garlic. This works for ME. It’s simple, but your presentation was festive!

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    Elizabeth @ Pineapples and Polka Dots — March 8, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    This looks delicious! I love hummus, so I’ll need to try this for sure!

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    Amina Masud — March 15, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Can you please tell me what was the weight of the two tins you used? Net weight, preferably.

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    Kaye Starre — April 13, 2015 at 12:54 am

    Wow! Thank You ssooo much! I too love to make a meal out of hummus, but hadn’t thought of adding Za’atar which I also love! I also like that you
    use more tahini than other recipes, since I’ve always added a lot more than
    they say :~)

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    dannie — June 18, 2018 at 2:40 am

    Interesting recipe.

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