It’s time to bring your hummus game to the next level by adding caramelized onions! Serve it with homemade crackers, veggie sticks, or flatbread and you will be in snack heaven!
If you love hummus and want to add a new twist to your favorite dip, you definitely have to try this Caramelized Onion Hummus. This delicious and savory dip is easy to make, crazy flavorful, and can be served with a variety of snacks, including pita chips, homemade crackers, and fresh vegetables.
Making the dip is really easy. You just have to cook down some onions until they are caramelized. Then you just throw everything (except save some of the caramelized onions because we’re adding them later for garnish) together in your blender (or food processor) and blend until smooth. And ready is your hummus – perfect for dipping, for spreading on bread slices, in sandwiches, or wraps.
Caramelized Onion Hummus is perfect for entertaining, as it can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days.
So next time you’re in the mood for something new and delicious, try making this Caramelized Onion Hummus. Your taste buds will thank you!
A note on the blender: In my opinion, a blender is the best way to make the creamiest hummus. If you use a blender with a small container, it will also be easier to make a smaller amount of hummus. I actually bought a small compact blender (like a NutriBullet or Ninja) for exactly this reason to make dips and sauces and love it! I can’t recommend it enough.
Health Tip: Legumes (chickpeas) and grains (bread; preferably whole wheat) are such a great combo. They are complementary proteins because when you combine them you will get all the essential amino acids.
How to make Caramelized Onion Hummus
As always you will find the whole recipe in the box below but I want to give you an overview of the key ingredients and basic steps with step-by-step photos first.
You will need:
- canned chickpeas (if you want to use dried chickpeas and want to soak and cook them yourself, follow the first 2 steps of my hummus with dried chickpeas recipe)
- lemon juice
- yellow onions
- fresh parsley
The basic steps
Serve the hummus with
- Homemade crackers
- Easy vegan flatbread
- Raw veggies like carrot sticks
- Za’atar breadsticks
- Bread chips
More Hummus Recipes for you
- The Best Hummus made with dried chickpeas
- Oil-Free Spinach Hummus
- Roasted Pumpkin Hummus
- Za’atar Hummus
- Lentil Hummus
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Caramelized Onion Hummus
- 3 large yellow onions halved, and sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cups canned chickpeas rinsed and drained
- 2 tablespoon tahini
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (and more to taste)
- 1/3 cup water (add more if it's too thick)
- 1 teaspoon olive oil to drizzle on top
- 1 teaspoon fresh parsley chopped, to sprinkle on top
- Cook sliced onions in a pan over medium to high heat with oil and salt until they’re caramelized. Stir every now and then to keep them from getting too dark.
- Add the chickpeas, caramelized onions (not all; save about 2 tablespoons of caramelized onions to add on top later), tahini, lemon juice, salt, and water into a blender.
- Blend until smooth (add more water if the consistency is too thick).
- Spread the hummus onto a plate, drizzle it with olive oil, add the rest of the caramelized onions, and sprinkle it with fresh parsley.
Sunday 23rd of April 2023
This is so easy and delicious! My go to for hummus for the future. I love it. Thank you for all your recipes.
Monday 17th of April 2023
Hi Bianca, Unless I missed it, you didn't mention the exact quantity of canned chickpeas. Maybe we can assume you mean a 15ounce size can, but maybe there are other sizes? It might be better to say how many cups of beans that just saying a 'can'.
Wednesday 19th of April 2023
Hi Lisa, it says 2 cups of canned chickpeas in the recipe. You can click over to the metric system and then it's 300g of chickpeas. Cheers!