Balsamic Caramelized Onion Hummus is sweet, savory, and velvety smooth. Onions sauteed slowly until they develop a nutty like flavor & brown color. Then finished off with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. This takes your hummus from plain to extraordinary. Gluten free & Vegan option.
And extraordinary this is….I mean who doesn’t love caramelized onions? Sweet, savory and perfect on sooo many things.
It surely has to be one of my favorite guilt free pleasures along with hummus!
So recently when I was out shopping and needed a snack I tried some hummus with caramelized onions and was immediately hooked.
But since I usually prefer the homemade hummus to store bought versions making this one at home I knew would be phenomenal. Freshly made caramelized onions & hummus,…..Yes Please 🙂
I knew that I had to re-create this one soon and was wondering Why I hadn’t already thought of this.
And now I can tell you for sure that this Balsamic Caramelized Onion Hummus has to be my new favorite flavor…without a doubt my friends!
So if you want to take your snacking game to the next level of Yum, you’re REALLY going need this stuff.
And did I mention that it’s also really good for you. It provides a good source of plant based proteins and is also high in vitamins & minerals.
Plus, there are so many delicious ways to enjoy hummus..Whether it be on gluten free crusty baguettes, crackers, veggies or even as a sandwich spread.
Anyway for all my hummus loving friends out there & even if you think you don’t like hummus….Please, please give this one a try.
Since this Balsamic Caramelized Onion Hummus is….
- Sweet, savory and velvety smooth
- Perfect for an appetizer, snack, dinner, or lunch
- Pretty much perfect anytime
- A great source of Plant based proteins
- Also high in Vitamins & Minerals
- Sure to become your new favorite hummus flavor
- Gluten free & Vegan option
Balsamic Caramelized Onion Hummus is sweet, savory, and velvety smooth. Onions caramelized with a nutty like flavor and golden brown color and then added to this hummus.
- 1 large yellow onion thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp. butter use all olive oil for vegan option
- 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 3 cups cooked chick peas drained & rinsed
- 1/4 cup lemon juice (1 lemon)
- 1/3 cup tahini + 1 tbsp.
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 5 tbsp. water
Melt butter with olive oil in sautee pan over medium high heat.
Meanwhile peel and thinly slice large onion and separate rings. Add to pan and cook about 10 minutes.
Then add salt and stir. Reduce heat to medium low and continue to cook about 20 more minutes stirring several times during cooking.
When onions are starting to turn a golden brown during the last 1-2 minutes of cooking drizzle with balsamic vinegar.
Remove from heat and set aside.
Add chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, olive oil and caramelized onions(reserving spoonful for topping) to food processor and pulse till combined.
Gradually add water till you get desired consistency.
Vegan option: when caramelizing onions just use all olive oil and omit butter.
Other optional garnishes for hummus include olive oil, parsley, & red chili pepper flakes.
Can be stored covered in fridge for up to seven days.