Balsamic Caramelized Onion Hummus
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
- ½ tbsp. olive oil
- ½ tsp. salt
- 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 3 cups cooked chick peas drained & rinsed
- ¼ cup lemon juice (1 lemon)
- ⅓ cup tahini + 1 tbsp.
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- ¼ 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.