Roasted Garlic + Basil Hummus

I have a tendency to overdo things.

Bigger...Bolder...Spicier...these are words I like!!

When I first started cooking my spice cabinet became my favorite new toy and anything I made included at least 10 of my little friends. Some of their names being garlic powder, onion powder and red pepper flakes among my best buddies.

We were having a great time but the romance couldn’t last.

As much as I loved the kick of flavor my friends added to my new creations it was sometimes just too much. It took me a long time to realize that MORE isn’t always BETTER…I know, it's a hard to accept.

Eventually the romance faded and my favorite buddies and I saw each other less and less...which allowed hummus like this to be born.

Simple and yet PERFECT…


1 15-19oz can Garbanzo Beans (aka chick peas)

2 Heads Roasted Garlic (click for how to roast garlic)

10 Large Basil leaves


¼ - ½ cup Olive Oil

Combine everything besides oil in a food processor and pulse.  Stream in olive oil while your food processor is on until you get a smooth consistency.


  • As with many dips and hummus the longer this sits in the fridge the better it tastes
  • Don’t be afraid of salt! This needs quite a bit!


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