Roasted Garlic Hummus: No Tahini

I love hummus and have always wanted to make my own. But the one thing I never have in the house is tahini. This is a staple ingredient in traditional hummus and creates that super creamy taste and texture. But after doing a little research I realized that people sub in other things for the tahini in a pinch so I thought about not using it at all and going with a slightly less smooth texture. 

The biggest part of the flavor of this hummus was using roasted garlic that I baked the day before. I will link the recipe here so that you can also use fresh roasted garlic in the recipe. It gives it a rich and savory flavor and it was so fragrant and delicious when used in this recipe!


1 whole bulb of garlic, roasted
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 can of organic garbanzo beans
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice


  1. In a food processor add in garbanzo beans and roasted garlic. Pour in half of the olive oil. Pulse on high until all beans are somewhat chopped up. 
  2. Pour in the rest of the olive oil and pulse on high again until beans are all combined with oil. 
  3. Add in a pinch of salt and fresh lemon juice and pulse again to blend until totally combined. The garlic will be creamy but not totally smooth. 
  4. Enjoy!