Roasted Onion Garlic Hummus

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Everyone in my house LOVES hummus, and because the store-bought versions have so much oil added, we started to make our own homemade recipes. I truly believe, that after you make these homemade hummus recipes for your family, you’ll never go back to store-bought!

Adding caramelized onion and garlic to hummus, is one of our favourite ways to spice up hummus and give it a unique and special flavour. In my opinion, roasted and caramelized vegetables always have an amazingly rich, sweet and delicious flavour to them!

We love it with crackers, dipping with veggies and using it as a spread in wraps or sandwiches. We also like adding our hummus to salads and Buddha bowls, for extra creaminess and flavour. It is so easy to make and, over-the-top delicious!

Roasted Onion Garlic Hummus

Yield: 2 cups
Prep time: 5 min
Roasting time: 15 min
Total time: 20 min


  • 2 cups chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/4 cup water or more if needed
  • 1 whole garlic bulb roasted
  • 1 onion medium size roasted
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 F. Line the tray with parchment paper for easy clean-up.
  2. Cut the top off the head of garlic, enough to expose the garlic cloves and peel the onion and cut it in 4 quarters. Place it on a baking tray, no oil needed it.
  3. Bake it for 15 min until the garlic is soft and the onion is brown, black on the edges and soft to the touch.
  4. Remove it from the oven and let it cool completely. Once cool enough to handle, peel the garlic or squeeze out each clove of the garlic.
  5. To a food processor, add the 2 cups of chickpeas, ¼ cup tahini, 1 lemon juiced, ¼ cup water, 1 whole roasted garlic head, 1 roasted onion, ¼ tsp turmeric powder, 1/4 tsp cumin powder, ½ tsp sea salt, ½ tsp black pepper. Process everything until very smooth and creamy. You can add more water if needed by 1 tbsp.
  6. Garnish to your liking. Here, I added roasted cherry tomatoes, green onions and some white and black sesame seeds.


  • I recommend watching the video above for a visual.
  • Store hummus in the air-tight container for up to a week.
  • To make extra smooth hummus, you can remove the skin from the chickpeas.
  • You can add extra water by 1 tbsp if needed to the hummus.
  • If using a high-speed blender like Vitamix you will have to add more water, I recommend by the tbsp.
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