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Balsamic Caramelized Onion Hummus
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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. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Servings: 8
Calories: 266kcal
Author: Stephanie


Caramelized Onions

    • 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)
      • cup tahini + 1 tbsp.
      • 2 cloves garlic minced
      • ¼ cup olive oil
      • 5 tbsp. water


      For Caramelized Onions

        • 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.

        For Hummus

          • 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.


          Calories: 266kcal