Roasted Garlic & Lemon Hummus

When practicing a vegan diet, it is essential that you find protein sources that work for you. This lemon garlic hummus is a simple and flavourful recipe that I like to incorporate into so many of my meals. In just half a cup of chickpeas, you consume 19.5 grams of protein!

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Prep Time: ~ 5 min                  Cook Time: ~ 25 min                    Total Time: ~ 30 min

Ingredients:

  • 1 Can Drained & Rinsed Chickpeas (2 Cups)
  • 1/2 Cup Grape Seed Oil
  • 1  Bulb of Garlic
  • Pinch of Table Salt & Pepper
  • 1 Lemon Squeezed
  • 1 Teaspoon Himalayan Salt

You Will Need: 

  • Food Processor
  • Baking Sheet
  • Strainer
  • Sheet of Tinfoil

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°F. Drain and rinse chickpeas in a strainer, and empty into food processor. Add oil and blend until contents are somewhat smooth.

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Step 2: Slice off the top of your garlic and place on a sheet of tinfoil facing upward. Lightly drizzle grape seed oil on openings, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

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Step 3: Wrap garlic in tinfoil, folding sides upwards and pinching at the top to close any openings. Place on baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes.

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Step 4: Squeeze one whole lemon into a separate bowl. I used a fork to insert into each lemon half and twisted until I had gotten a majority of the juice out. Be sure to sift through the juice to remove any seeds. Add juice to the food processor and blend.

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Step 5: Once garlic has finished baking, remove from the oven and unwrap the tinfoil. Your garlic bulb should be browned (and smell amazing). Let sit for a minute or so to cool down before handling.

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Step 6: Carefully open up the bulb and remove each clove; they should pop out fairly easily without you having to pull off layers of the skin. Just be sure to remove any skins before adding your garlic to the processor.

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Step 7: Add Himalayan salt and blend until smooth. Feel free to add more salt or other herbs and spices depending on your personal preference!

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Hummus is a great source of vegan protein! I like to add it to wraps, sandwiches, on stir-fries, with crackers or cut up veggies!

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