Super Bowl Party Food: Roasted Garlic and White Bean Hummus

by Erin on January 27, 2014

in appetizers

Super Bowl Party Food: Roasted Garlic & White Bean Hummus // The Speckled Palate

Ever since I lived in South Louisiana, I like my hummus garlicky.

Like, out of control garlicky.

So much so that I get disappointed when I try hummus at a restaurant, and I don’t leave the place reeking of garlic.

… Yes, I know. It’s a little absurd, but it’s the truth.

When I was brainstorming recipes to cook up for this coming weekend’s Super Bowl festivities, I knew I wanted to make a delightfully garlicky hummus… and as I continued with that thought, I realized a Roasted Garlic and White Bean Hummus would be perfect for a crowd — assuming your crowd is like me and enjoys all the garlic.

Super Bowl Party Food: Roasted Garlic & White Bean Hummus // The Speckled Palate

This Roasted Garlic and White Bean Hummus is pretty simple to make, and once the garlic cloves have roasted, all you do is combine the ingredients in a food processor, and let them go. Bonus points go to the roasted garlic cloves because they add such divine flavor to this dip without being overpoweringly potent, which I know can cause problems for some folks.

Either way, I think this recipe is a winner, and my taste-testers concur. Here’s how you can make your own for the big game:

5.0 from 2 reviews
Roasted Garlic and White Bean Hummus
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Creamy, garlicky and nutty hummus, perfect for dipping vegetables and chips for a crowd.
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 8
  • 1 15.8 oz. can of Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 5 roasted garlic cloves (Unsure how to do this? Check out the Pioneer Woman's tutorial.)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Run the food processor until all elements are combined and smooth.
  3. Taste and add more seasoning, if desired.
  4. Transfer the hummus to a plate and serve with warm pitas, carrots and celery.


Super Bowl Party Food: Roasted Garlic & White Bean Hummus // The Speckled Palate

Are you a fan of garlic?

What kind of appetizer do you plan on making for the game?

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Eileen January 27, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Hooray for garlic! I can’t say my brain even registers that sports exist most of the time but it definitely registers a big batch of garlicky hummus. Sounds amazing!


Erin January 27, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Yes! Hooray for garlic! And I’m glad your brain registers a big batch of garlicky hummus instead of a big game. That’s the important thing, really, and I live for the SuperBowl for the food and the ads… not the football, though I love me some college football.


Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies January 27, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Garlic and I are BFFs. There’s a middle eastern restaurant nearby that gives you a bowl of pretty much just pureed garlic for your bread, and I have definitely tried it with a spoon. This bean hummus sounds fantastic!


Erin January 27, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Garlic and I get along great, too, and I totally want to try out that Middle Eastern restaurant by your home so I can eat all the pureed garlic on bread. Oh man… That sounds divine.


Madison January 27, 2014 at 6:39 pm

Looks delicious!!


Erin January 29, 2014 at 8:57 am

Thanks, Madison!


Kathy January 27, 2014 at 7:09 pm

You are speakin’ my language. I haven’t found a hummus recipe that I’m happy with yet so I can’t wait to try this one. Maybe I have been adding to many extra spices?


Erin January 29, 2014 at 9:00 am

Glad that I’m speaking your language with this recipe, Kathy! I’m sorry you haven’t found a keeper hummus recipe yet, but I hope this one is that for you. Simplicity is sometimes the best, though I’ve never put many spices in my hummus… and I kind of want to try that now. Haha.


Mandy January 27, 2014 at 10:32 pm

This sounds delicious. I used to try to to make hummus but never found a recipe I really liked. Will definitely have to give this one a shot! I’m not particularly excited about the super bowl (unless watching the halftime show counts) but may try a batch of this just because.


Erin January 29, 2014 at 9:14 am

Thanks, Mandy! We make hummus A LOT, and I hope that you enjoy this recipe! I feel you about not being particularly excited about the Super Bowl, and I think making a batch of this sounds perfect for your halftime viewing. :)


Kimberly H. Smith January 28, 2014 at 3:30 pm

I just had to pin this, Erin! I’ve never made hummus before but I enjoy it. Yes, I love garlic. Thanks for sharing this.


Erin January 29, 2014 at 9:43 am

Thanks, Kimberly! I totally support you making this hummus, especially since you love garlic! I hope you enjoy it, and please let me know what you think!


Heidi January 30, 2014 at 7:43 pm

Oh my this sounds AMAZING!!! I can’t wait to try the recipe! And I totally agree on the garlic front, love it!


Erin January 31, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Thank you, Heidi! High-five for all the garlic and it adding SO MUCH!


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