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Let's Make Garlic Hummus
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Learn how to make the most delicious homemade roasted garlic hummus! It is surprisingly easy to make and tastes so much better than store-bought. Serve it as an appetizer, snack, sandwich spread, and more.
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  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 lemon, juice (about ¼ cup)
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 15 oz canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed (or 1.5 cups cooked chickpeas)
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt (more to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp ice cold water (more if needed to get a smooth consistency, or ice cubes)
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Step 1 Make roasted garlic: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Peel and remove the papery outer layers of the garlic. Cut about ¼ inch from the top of the garlic head. Wrap the garlic head in foil and drizzle with olive oil. Close the foil. Bake for 30-40 minutes until the cloves are lightly browned and soft to the touch. Let cool.
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Step 2 To make the hummus: Add the tahini, lemon juice, and garlic to the good processor. Process for about 1 minute until the mixture is slightly fluffy and appears whipped. Add the chickpeas, salt, 4-6 roasted garlic cloves, and cumin to the food processor. Begin to process, scraping down the mixture as needed.
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Step 3 As the food processor is running, drizzle in the olive oil. Check the texture and then add ice water one tablespoon at a time until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
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Step 4 Taste and add additional roasted garlic to taste. You can decide how garlicky you want the hummus to be. Season with salt as needed Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of paprika or fresh parsley. Serve with baked pita chips, pita bread, pretzels, crackers, or fresh veggies
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