My secret to this recipe is the roasted garlic (and roasted garlic oil). Garnish with extra-virgin olive oil and ground paprika. Will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
16 mins
36 mins
6 cups


Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Place garlic cloves in a saucepan. Pour in oil to barely cover garlic. Heat over medium heat until oil bubbles. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring every 3 to 4 minutes, until garlic turns light brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and strain out garlic; let infused oil cool to room temperature.

  • Place cumin seeds in a small skillet over low heat. Toast until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a spice grinder and grind into a powder.

  • Drain garbanzo beans into a bowl, reserving 2 to 3 tablespoons soaking liquid.

  • Combine 1/4 garlic cloves, cumin powder, garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, and salt in a food processor; blend, thinning with reserved soaking liquid and 1 to 3 tablespoons garlic oil, until hummus is smooth.

Cook's Notes:

Add roasted red peppers for a variation. Add ground cayenne if you desire a spicy hummus.

Use extra garlic and garlic-infused oil for use in pasta, bruschetta, etc.

Use less liquid in the recipe to make a great spread for wraps and crostini.

Nutrition Facts

94 calories; protein 1.9g 4% DV; carbohydrates 7.4g 2% DV; fat 6.7g 10% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 144.8mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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I'm not a fan of garlic, and I really liked this. That roasted flavor simply changes everything, for the better. Thank you for the recipe. Read More