Hummus is another one of those dips that I just can’t get enough of. And much like my experience with french onion dip, my purchases of hummus have gotten a little out of control. So just as I created my own version of Caramelized French Onion Dip, I decided to make my own hummus. Roasted garlic hummus to be exact. Creamy, nutty and garlicky, just how I like it.
In my quest to make this hummus garlicky, I roasted a whole bulb of garlic, pureed it with the other ingredients and patted myself on the back, I finally made hummus. With my new found sense of accomplishment I rushed a sample to my ever eager taste tester, Ryan. He takes one bite and says “Mmm. That will be good when you add the garlic.” BUGGERS. I think he knew he said something wrong at that moment as the smile faded from my face and I said “But I already added the garlic.” His attempt at a save was sweet “Oh no, its good I really like it. I can taste the garlic now.” But it fell on deaf ears. I was already contemplating how to make it even more garlicky.
Should I roast another bulb of garlic? No, I don’t have time. Should I add raw garlic? No that would be too much garlic. Add garlic powder? No, I want the real stuff. Finally, I decided to mince up a couple of cloves, saute them in olive oil and then stir the garlic olive oil into the hummus. One more taste from my taste tester and I knew I hit the nail on the head this time.
Roasted Garlic Ingredients:
Scoop up with veggies, pita chips or a spoon and enjoy!
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My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
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