Caramelized Onion Hummus

Caramelized Onion Hummus

5 from 1 reviews

Caramelized onions bring nice sweet flavors to plain hummus. You can make this hummus in 10 minutes with only 5 ingredients. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.




  1. Pour 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil in a small skillet or sauté pan and place it over medium-high heat.
  2. Once the pan is hot, add the yellow onions and let it cook for about a few minutes, stirring occasionally. When the onions are browned, turn off the heat.
  3. In a food processor, blend together the chickpeas, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and sea salt until you get a creamy mixture.
  4. Empty the chickpea mixture into a bowl and mix in the caramelized onions until well incorporated. Season with more salt if necessary.
  5. Refrigerate any leftovers for up to a week.


1. I highly recommend making hummus in a food processor or a large blender, such as a Vitamix blender. In the past, I made hummus in a conventional blender, and it was a big headache. The chickpeas constantly stuck to the bottom of the blender. I used this food processor to make the hummus this time, and it was a breeze. No more stuck chickpeas![br]2. I added 1 tablespoon of lemon juice into the hummus. If you don’t like that much lemon flavor, add a 1/2 tablespoon or 2 teaspoons only.[br]3. If you like super creamy hummus, add another 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the hummus.