Roasted Garlic Hummus

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Where do I go from here?

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How does MY heart go on, huh???

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My soul is physically exhausted from the excruciating joy I felt at Leo’s win on Sunday night.

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I have waited for this day since I saw Titanic for the first time as a booger-filled 6-year-old. Everything about him enchanted me & I have never let go of that feeling. When Julianne called his name, I thought my heart might actually burst out of my chest. It was one of those hurt so good moments, ya know?? I screamed, I cried, I terrified nearby animals, it was just everything I dreamed it would be.

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I also deserve an Oscar for making it to work Monday morning as a functioning human being considering the circumstances.



Time: 3o minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 6


  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 1/2 cans of chickpeas, rinsed + drained
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of tahini
  • 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. of crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp. of cumin
  • 2 tbsp. of lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • S+P, to taste
  • Pita, for serving

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Cut top off of garlic head
  • Wrap garlic head in aluminum foil + place in the middle of a baking sheet
  • Roast for 15 minutes
  • In a food processor, combine 4-5 of the roasted garlic cloves + chickpeas + olive oil + tahini + parmesan + red pepper + cumin + lemon juice + S+P
  • When almost smooth, add water
  • Serve chilled or at room temperature with extra chopped garlic + red pepper + pita
  • Rub on face + share Oscar acceptance speech with family + friends

19 thoughts on “Roasted Garlic Hummus

  1. musingsondinner says:

    I hadn’t realised it was the Oscars until everyone on my Facebook feed started mentioning Leo’s win. Ahem. Out of it, me?

    Anyway. Roasted garlic! IT MAKES EVERYTHING BETTER. Seriously, if they’d put roasted garlic on his Oscar Leo would have agreed it was improved.


    • Rachel says:

      Ugh you missed an epic moment then. Better YouTube it! Hahahaha if he’s the man I think he is, he’d definitely like an Oscar slathered in roasted garlic 😀


  2. lindaravello says:

    Ha ha you crack me up – I have missed your blog, as I have been mad busy, so playing catch up……..Your photos put mine to shame when I did humous…..and parmesan hmmm not thought of that, well done.


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