This Roasted Garlic Hummus is my go-to hummus recipe – I make it almost once a week! It’s a super simple and easy hummus recipe that’s perfect with veggies, tortilla chips, crackers or pita bread, and it’s a healthy choice that’s packed full of good fats, fiber and lots of protein!
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Well it’s the new year and I’m once again renewing my efforts to lead a more healthy lifestyle. I’ve come a long way over the years and as a general rule our family has very healthy eating habits: we eat tons of vegetables and fruits, lots of whole grains and lean proteins, and we avoid packaged food and sugary foods as much as possible without driving ourselves absolutely crazy. We enjoy treats every now and then, but when we do they’re usually homemade so I can control our sugar intake. But even with all these positive efforts I still seem to fall into not-so-great habits sometimes like eating too many carbs and not enough protein, which is easy to do when you live in Europe or as I like to call it: The Bread Continent.
One of my goals for 2017, among exercising more regularly, reading more books, and going to bed earlier, is to intentionally increase the amount of healthy foods I eat with the goal of squeezing out the unhealthy ones. I watched a fantastic health documentary on Netflix a few years ago and one of the nutrition experts being interviewed said something I’ll never forget – he said that people in pursuit of health shouldn’t focus on removing unhealthy foods and lifestyle choices from their lives, but that they should turn their focus to adding new, healthy foods into their lives as much as possible. He suggested that this positive shift in perspective would create new healthy patterns and habits and that eventually the old ones would no longer be desirable. It’s such a simple concept, but it was so profound to me at the time and it really changed my perspective on healthy eating. And now that it’s the beginning of a new year again, I’m making renewed efforts to bring more and more nutrient-packed foods into our family’s diet on a regular basis.
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If you’ve been around here for any length of time you know I’m a big fan of Pulses (beans, chickpeas, lentils, etc.) and I cook with them fairly regularly. Making homemade hummus is one of my favourite ways to use chickpeas in particular and when I’m on my healthy eating game hummus with raw veggies and some whole grain pita is my go-to lunch every single day. I’ve made all different kinds of hummus, including Garlic Parmesan White Bean Hummus, and even Red Lentil Curry Hummus, but my absolute favourite stand-by hummus recipe is this Roasted Garlic Hummus. It’s SO easy to make, my kids devour it, and it is packed with nutrition: protein, fibre, and healthy fats. So 2017, will hummus squeeze out peanut butter and jam sandwiches?? Well, we shall see – but if any hummus could do it, it’s this one!
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I hope you enjoy this Roasted Garlic Hummus recipe! Let me know in the comments below, what’s your favourite healthy homemade snack?
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Watch the video below to see exactly how I make this healthy snack. You can find more delicious recipe videos on my YouTube channel
Roasted Garlic Hummus
- 1 bulb of garlic
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 540 ml can of chickpeas drained and rinsed
- 2 teaspoons tahini
- juice of one large lemon
- sea salt to taste
- 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and slice the root end off the bulb of garlic.
- Place the garlic on a parchment lined baking sheet, cut end up, and drizzle with the olive oil.
- Roast the garlic for about 25-30 minutes or until it's soft and slightly browned.
- Remove the garlic from the oven and let it cool slightly before squeezing the roasted cloves out of their skins and into the bowl of your food processor.
- Add the chickpeas, the tahini, lemon juice and sea salt, and blend on high speed until the mixture is creamy and smooth.
- While the food processor is running, drizzle in the olive oil until the hummus becomes even more creamy and pale in colour.
- Serve immediately with your favourite veggies, pitas, crackers or chips!