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Homemade Hummus Recipe – Roasted Garlic and White Bean Spread

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This is a recipe that one-ups traditional homemade hummus. It is easy to make and the roasted garlic flavor will knock your socks off!

Homemade Hummus

I began experimenting with this homemade hummus recipe after ordering an amazing appetizer at a popular Seattle restaurant.  Their version of this spread was so delicious, that I wanted to enjoy it over and over in my own home. I have an easy hummus recipe that I’ve made several times and I used that as a base, but the roasted garlic and rosemary I added this time around punches up the flavor of the cannelloni beans like no body’s business!

easy homemade hummus recipe

What are Cannellini Beans?

Pronounced kan-eh-LEE-nee

Cannellini beans are small white Italian kidney beans that are available year-round. They can be bought canned or dried and are a popular ingredient in many salads and soups. Cannellini beans can be substituted for great northern beans or navy beans.

Is Homemade Hummus Good for You?

Unlike most canned vegetables, which can lose quite a bit of their nutritional value during the canning process, white beans maintain theirs. Cannellini beans provide a high protein and fiber content without overloading a dish with calories, and they’re gluten and cholesterol-free too! They can help regulate blood sugar levels, contribute to better heart health, aid in weight loss and even help prevent certain cancers.

How to Roast Garlic

This recipe uses an entire head of garlic, but don’t be scared! Roasting garlic is an easy way to mellow garlic’s strong flavor and enhance many recipes. Here is how to roast garlic-

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°.
  2. Remove excess paper from the head of garlic.
  3. Slice the tip of the head off so that all cloves are open.
  4. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil into the head.
  5. Wrap the garlic in a piece of aluminum foil.
  6. Place it in oven safe dish and roast in the oven for about 30 minutes.
  7. Garlic cloves will be soft and slightly browned. Let cool.

What are some healthy side dishes?

I love this recipe for homemade hummus so much, but here are some delicious healthy side dishes you might enjoy –

Easy Roasted Garlic Homemade Hummus Recipe

This is a recipe that one-ups traditional homemade hummus. It is easy to make and the roasted garlic flavor will knock your socks off!

Easy Roasted Garlic Homemade Hummus Recipe

This is a recipe that one-ups traditional homemade hummus. It is easy to make and the roasted garlic flavor will knock your socks off!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword appetizer, side dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 180 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 head of roasted garlic
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 28 oz. can cannellini beans rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Add roasted garlic, beans, rosemary, lemon juice, salt, pepper and olive oil into a food processor. Process until spread is smooth. *If you're having trouble getting the spread smooth enough, you can add a tablespoon of water.
  2. Chill in the refrigerator for an hour or overnight.
  3. Serve with crackers, toasted baguettes or pita bread.

How good does this look? I could seriously eat it with a spoon!

Homemade Hummus - Garlic and Rosemary

Enjoy!

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