Roasted Garlic Hummus

Who doesn’t love the smell of roasted garlic coming from the oven?!

Ahhh the good old Roasted Garlic Hummus, something that is permanently in my fridge. I am a chronic snacker. Working from home has its pros and cons… and to be honest, I am not sure which category to put my snacking habits into. On the plus side, if I get myself organised with my prep and plan my meals, I have a foolproof way of staying on track with eating healthy nutritious meals all day long. One of my biggest issues I find it when I am in and out of meetings, no time to grab lunch or a reasonably healthy snack, and the 3pm hunger slump hits. Look out hangry Krumble. Now, this doesn’t happen all too often, I am human, things happen, meetings get rescheduled and it just can’t be avoided.

What I look for in a ‘snack’ is something that is low GI, reasonably high in protein, I will feel full but not bloated and most of all something that I will enjoy eating. I am a firm believer that if something isn’t pleasant to eat, your brain will play tricks on you and your satisfaction level is pretty low.

This Roasted Garlic Hummus is one of my favourite little go to snacks.

This recipe is vegan, dairy free, extremely low GI, high in protein (from the chickpeas) and packed full nutritious ingredients that will help you feel good from the inside. So next time you are grabbing that store bought hummus from the supermarket, pick up your phone, get this ingredient list out and whip up a big batch, I promise you it is so much more rewarding!

Hummus isn’t just a dip thing (although give me some green beans, celery and some carrot and I am set), I love making a tahini hummus dressing, a poached chicken hummus salad (think asparagus, ribboned zucchini, cucumber, pine nuts, rocket, pomegranate), the list goes on and on and on!

Roasted Garlic Hummus

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 whole bud of garlic

  • 1 teaspoon tahini

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin / cold press olive oil

  • 1 can organic chickpeas (drained and rinsed)

  • 2 lemons (juice of 2, rind of 1/2)

  • Pinch of sea salt & cracked pepper

  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed oil

  • 1 tablespoons water


  • Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees. Roast the garlic cloves (whole and unpeeled) with 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil for 15-20 minutes.

  • Once cooked, let it cool down, then squeeze the garlic out of the skin into a food processor

  • Combine garlic with half of the lemon juice, tahini, rind, salt/pepper, chickpeas and blitz until just combined.

  • Slowly add the flaxseed oil and olive oil until you reach your desired consistency (add the water if you want a super silky smooth finish). Taste, and season with lemon and if needed more salt and pepper.

What is your favourite dip to make? How else do you like to make your hummus? Leave your comments below and let me know what else you’d like me to make!



Sarah Archer
Reply April 21, 2017

What a great idea! I have never thought of putting flaxseed into hummus before! I am making this over the weekend

    Reply April 24, 2017

    Oh isn't it just great! A nice little inclusion and you'd barely know it is there! x

Sarah Ong
Reply April 25, 2017

Actually the best hummus I have ever made. Thank you!! Keen to see what other recipes you get up - cant find anywhere to subscribe here!!

Reply April 25, 2017

Gerat tip for the flaxseed

    Reply November 4, 2017

    Why thank you :)

    K x

tina t
Reply June 3, 2017

love the idea of roasting the garlic before!!

    Reply November 4, 2017

    It makes the difference

    K x

Reply June 20, 2017

Hello :) the recipe above is showing the nut bar rather than the Hummus. So strange. Would love the hummus recipe :)

    Reply June 22, 2017

    Hey Hayley!
    Sorry about that - it should be there again :)
    K x

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