Roasted Garlic and White Bean Hummus

Creamy, garlicky and nutty hummus is perfect for dipping vegetables and chips. Roasted Garlic and White Bean Hummus is the ultimate gameday appetizer!

Overhead view of hummus in a bowl surrounded by slices of pita bread

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.

Overhead close up of ingredients blending in a mixer

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:

Overhead view of hummus in a bowl surrounded by slices of pita bread
Yield: 8 servings

Roasted Garlic and White Bean Hummus

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This creamy, garlicky and nutty hummus is perfect for dipping vegetables and chips. Roasted Garlic and White Bean Hummus is the ultimate gameday appetizer!

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  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.

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14 Comments

  1. 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!

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

  2. 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?

    1. 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.

  3. 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.

    1. 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. 🙂

  4. 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.

    1. 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!

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

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