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A New Garlic Hummus Recipe for the Future and Beyond!

Posted by Kevin Vadala / garlicshaker.com on

Why try this garlic hummus recipe you ask? Because garlic is the food of the gods, to put it so bluntly. It has amazing health benefits, and there’s a variety of ways to cook it - not to mention the sheer vast amount of things you can add it in, or mix it with. With all of this information, you shouldn’t be surprised that you can make garlic hummus. It’s a simple recipe with different ways to mix it up. It’s a great side dip for your next hip-hop dance. Do you get it? Mix it up…?

First you start using the best way to peel garlic before for roasting. Roasting garlic [insert link to roasted garlic article] is a very simple process. First get your garlic cloves and cut the end tips off. Then lather them up with your favorite olive oil (lemon or balsamic flavored might be tasty). Season with some salt and pepper, and Italian spices. Once that is done, pop them in the oven for about 40 minutes or until they look a little browned and cooked. Take out the garlic cloves, and squeeze them into a food processing dish. The insides should come out easily, and be soft and juicy. Add some chickpeas to the dish, then blend. If you want something more creative and tasty, then its time to spice things up.

Hummus is a dip that we really can't get enough of. It's like french oinion dip used to be until garlic hummus took its place in the history of dipping pleasures. Roasted garlic hummus is one of our favorites! It's creamy, nutty and garlicky, just the way we like it. Here's what to do!

First roast a whole head of garlic.and then puree it until silky smooth. Mince up a couple of raw cloves, and then saute them in olive oil. At the end you will stir this extra garlic kicker into the hummus for some extra punch when you munch. Cut 1/4 inch off the top of the bulb of garlic to expose the cloves beneath, but do not peel the garlic, you want to roast it in the skin. Place clove on a piece of aluminum foil, place butter on top, pour lemon juice over the garlic and sprinkle with kosher salt. Bring up all sides of aluminum foil and twist together to close. Cook for 60 minutes or until garlic cloves are soft and golden in color. Allow to cool.

When the garlic is cool enough to touch, use a fork to remove the cloves and add them to the food processor. Next add garbanzo beans, tahini and lemon juice. Puree until smooth. Add 3 tablespoons of reserved garbanzo bean juice. Puree. If you would like a thinner dip, add a little more of the reserved juice.Transfer hummus to a bowl, stir in kosher salt.In a small saucepan heat olive oil over medium heat. When hot, add minced garlic and cook for 30-60 seconds or until fragrant but not browned. Pour garlic oil into hummus. Stir. Sprinkle with paprika. Serve.Scoop up with veggies, pita chips or a spoon and enjoy!

Roasted Garlic Ingredients:

  • 1 bulb garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • kosher salt

Hummus Ingredients:

  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can garbanzo beans, juice reserved
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • paprika

Get out your favorite spices! This hummus can be Mexican hummus, Italian hummus, or even Asian hummus. Every respective hummus can be made by using some simple core ingredients. If you want to make Mexican hummus add in some cilantro, cumin, chili powder, and a scoop of fresh salsa or canned salsa like paste. Blend it all together and WABOOM! You have some delicious hummus that has the delicious tang of tomatoes. Serve with a slice of lime.

If you feel like having some Italian add some pesto into the hummus whether canned or pre-made . Blend that all together.

For some Asian-inspired hummus, you can add some soy sauce and some green onions. Or how about some green garlic?! If you are feeling particularly bold, you can even super-anti oxidize your food with the mythic and legendary  black garlic. This hummus will have more than 10 times the amount of antioxidants naturally present in garlic, and make your hummus an interesting color. Foodies might just give that hummus more than a glance this time.

With all of these versatile recipes, you need to make sure you include a liberal amount of olive oil into each one. It’s as simple as adding as much as you want, to get the consistency that you want. And remember, you can even add a special kind of olive oil to the hummus.

Garlic hummus is an easy, tasty, and healthy recipe to make. It has the natural kick from the roasted garlic that actually comes out quite sweet and savory, and depending on what you add it can have as much flavor as you want, or the milder version without added ingredients.We hope you enjoy the flavor of this new garlic hummus recipe today! 

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