Cozy up to a bowl of Roasted Garlic Parsnip Hummus that’s pure sweet and savory perfection. This Mediterranean-inspired delight combines the earthy sweetness of roasted parsnips with the rich, caramelized depth of roasted garlic. Blended to creamy perfection with chickpeas, tahini, and aromatic spices, it’s a dip that’s as comforting as it is flavorful. Whether served as an appetizer, snack, or part of a cozy gathering, this hummus adds a touch of warmth and sweetness to any occasion.
This unique and tasty hummus is a delightful companion for fresh veggies, pita chips, or crusty bread. Whether you’re curled up by the fireplace on a chilly evening and want a snack, or hosting a gathering of friends, this hummus is the epitome of cozy, comforting indulgence that’s sure to leave everyone asking for more. So grab your favorite dippers and get ready to savor every delightful bite! ?️??
Storage Tips for Roasted Garlic Parsnip Hummus
To keep your Roasted Garlic Parsnip Hummus fresh and flavorful, here are some handy storage tips:
- Refrigeration: Transfer any leftover hummus to an airtight container. Hummus should be stored in the refrigerator to maintain its freshness.
- Cover the Surface: Before sealing the container, press a sheet of plastic wrap or parchment paper directly onto the surface of the hummus. This helps prevent exposure to air and keeps it from drying out.
- Seal Tightly: Ensure that the container’s lid is securely closed to prevent air from entering.
- Label and Date: Consider labeling the container with the date of preparation to help you keep track of its freshness.
- Use Within a Week: Hummus is typically best when consumed within 5-7 days when stored in the refrigerator.
- Stir Before Serving: Before enjoying the leftover hummus, give it a good stir to recombine any separated oils or moisture.
- Freezing (Optional): If you have a large batch or won’t be able to finish it within a week, you can freeze hummus in an airtight container for longer storage. Just be aware that the texture may change slightly upon thawing.
By following these storage tips, you can ensure that your Roasted Garlic Parsnip Hummus remains fresh and tasty for as long as possible. Enjoy!
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Roasted Garlic Parsnip Hummus
- 3 – 4 medium parsnips, peeled and chopped into chunks
- 2 – 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 15 ounces can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 8 – 10 cloves of garlic (to be roasted)
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon paprika (optional)
- salt and pepper to taste
- water, if needed for desired consistency
- 10 -12 pitted olives (such as kalamata or green olives) for garnish (optional)
- fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish) – (optional)
- additional olive oil, for drizzling (optional)
Roasting the garlic
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Slice the top off a head of garlic to expose the cloves, leaving the garlic bulb intact.
- Place the garlic head on a piece of aluminum foil, drizzle it with olive oil, and sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
- Wrap the garlic in the foil and place it in the oven. Roast for about 30-40 minutes or until the cloves are soft and caramelized.
- Allow the roasted garlic to cool, then squeeze the soft cloves out of the skin.
Roasting the parsnips
- While the garlic is roasting start to prepare the parsnips. In a large bowl, toss the chopped parsnips with olive oil, until they are well coated.
- Spread the parsnip chunks in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Roast in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until the parsnips are tender and slightly caramelized. Stir them halfway through for even cooking.
- Once roasted, remove the parsnips from the oven and let them cool slightly.
Prepare the hummus
- In a food processor, combine the roasted parsnips, 10 – 12 cloves of the roasted garlic cloves, chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, ground cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper.
- Process until the mixture is smooth, scraping down the sides of the processor as needed. If the hummus is too thick, you can add water, one tablespoon at a time, until you reach your desired consistency.
- Taste and adjust the seasoning, adding more salt, pepper, or lemon juice if needed.
- Transfer the hummus to a serving dish or a shallow bowl. Garnish the hummus with pitted olives, several roasted garlic cloves chopped, chopped fresh parsley, and a drizzle of olive oil.Serve your Vegan Roasted Parsnip Hummus with pita bread, crackers, fresh vegetables, or as a delicious dip for your favorite snacks.