You may never want to buy store bought hummus again. This Flavorful Caramelized Onion Hummus is irresistible!

You may never want to buy store bought hummus again. This Flavorful Caramelized Onion Hummus is irresistible!

I absolutely adore the rich sweet flavor that comes from slowly cooking onion slices in olive oil until the slices are browned, tender and caramelized. Caramelized onions pretty much enhance the flavor of anything, from burgers to stews, so why not hummus?!?!

You may never want to buy store bought hummus again. This Flavorful Caramelized Onion Hummus is irresistible!

It’s very easy to caramelize onions, but following these steps will give you perfect savory, but sweet onions every time.

    • Slice a yellow or white onion into consistent slices with the same amount of thickness to ensure that the onion slices cook evenly.
    • Onions loose a lot of volume during the cooking process, so start off with more than you think you’ll use.
    • Cook one onion (sliced) in about 1 tablespoon of olive oil at medium heat for about 40ish minutes, stirring around every couple of minutes.
    • Mix in fresh herbs for different flavors.
    • Caramelized onions dress up salads, soups, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, dips, potatoes, eggs and so much more.
You may never want to buy store bought hummus again. This Flavorful Caramelized Onion Hummus is irresistible!

Simple Mills did not sponsor this post, but I have to mention my love for these crackers. If you haven’t tried them, please go out and buy them asap. Simple Mills’ products are all paleo, gluten-free and vegan friendly. Next up, I’ll be whipping up their banana muffins or maybe the chocolate cake. 😉

You may never want to buy store bought hummus again. This Flavorful Caramelized Onion Hummus is irresistible!

This dip is sweet and savory at the same time, and so satisfying. Plus, it’s healthy, gluten free and vegan. Can I just tell you how insanely delicious this hummus is? It’s:

Creamy
Sweet
Savory
Altogether satisfying
Light and healthy

What more could you ask for in a dip?

You may never want to buy store bought hummus again. This Flavorful Caramelized Onion Hummus is irresistible!

I have also served it with crusty bread, which I highly recommend. This hummus and bread were meant to be together. However, it’s also super tasty with crackers, raw veggies and even chips.

This makes such a great app to bring to any parties or social gatherings. It’s vegan and gluten free and is absolutely sensational. Even picky eaters will love it. (Not to mention, it would be a lovely sandwich spread the day after with its creamy texture.)

If you try this flavorful caramelized onion hummus, let me know! Leave a comment and don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #kimscravings on Instagram! I want to see your snacking in action! Enjoy, friends!

You may never want to buy store bought hummus again. This Flavorful Caramelized Onion Hummus is irresistible!
You may never want to buy store bought hummus again. This Flavorful Caramelized Onion Hummus is irresistible!
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4.5 from 2 votes
Nutrition Facts
Flavorful Caramelized Onion Hummus
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 78 Calories from Fat 20
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.2g3%
Saturated Fat 0.3g2%
Sodium 380.4mg17%
Carbohydrates 11.6g4%
Fiber 2.9g12%
Sugar 1.3g1%
Protein 2.8g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:8 , 1/4 cup servings
Flavorful Caramelized Onion Hummus
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
 
The perfect snack with crackers, pita chips or fresh cut veggies!
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil + more to top hummus as desired
  • 1 medium to large yellow or white onion peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 15 oz. can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons tahini ground sesame seeds
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice about 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • dash of pepper
  • 2-4 tablespoons water as needed for desired consistency
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion slices to skillet and cook for about 40 minutes, stirring every couple of minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, add all other hummus ingredients (except water) to the bowl of a food processor and set aside until onion slices are ready.
  3. Once onion slices are caramelized, allow them to cool slightly. Then add them to the food processor bowl with the other hummus ingredients. (If desired, reserve a small amount of onions for garnishing hummus)
  4. Process ingredients until smooth. Add water as needed for desired consistency.
  5. Transfer hummus to a serving bowl and garnish with additional caramelized onion slices. Serve with crackers, pita chips and/or raw veggies or use as a spread for wraps and sandwiches.
Author: Kim Lee
Course: Appetizer

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You may never want to buy store bought hummus again. This Flavorful Caramelized Onion Hummus is irresistible! 

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You may never want to buy store bought hummus again. This Flavorful Caramelized Onion Hummus is irresistible!

Something to think about….

Do you have a favorite hummus flavor? Have you ever tried making homemade hummus?