This homemade hummus tastes fresh and delicious. So much better than anything you buy in the store!
- 1 large head garlic
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 1 can (15 oz. – 240g) chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/3 cup tahini
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- A pinch of sea salt, to taste
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Cut the top off garlic head and drizzle with a small amount of olive oil. Wrap in aluminum foil and place in pre-heated oven for 40 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside to cool for a few minutes.
Add remaining olive oil, chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, water, ground cumin, and cayenne pepper to a blender or food processor. Once cool, remove roasted garlic cloves from the outer skin and add to the container.
Season with sea salt, to taste, and blend until smooth. Add more water, if necessary, to achieve desired consistency. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired.
Transfer to a serving dish and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of smoked paprika. Serve immediately with fresh vegetables and Kalamata olives.