In the meantime, place garlic on a baking sheet and drizzle with 1 tsp olive oil (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size). Bake for 20 minutes, then remove pan from oven and add walnuts to the baking sheet. Bake both for 7-8 more minutes, or until the walnuts are fragrant and the garlic is light golden brown. Remove pan from oven and set aside.
Peel your roasted garlic and add to the food processor or blender. Also add toasted walnuts, lemon juice, a pinch each salt and pepper, harissa paste, smoked paprika, 1 Tbsp olive oil (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size), and maple syrup or coconut sugar. Mix/pulse until creamy and smooth.
Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. I added a bit more harissa paste for heat and another pinch of salt. Add remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size) for extra creaminess. Mix/pulse again to combine.
*Harissa paste can be found at most specialty and standard grocery stores. However, find a recipe to make your own here.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated without optional toppings.