Caramelised Onion Hummus

I made caramelised onion hummus, which I love! I came across Caramelised onion hummus in a supermarket and really liked the flavor, so I started making it myself soon afterwards as chickpeas are so damn cheap! 😀  It is great as a dip and I love to put it on rice cakes too Mmmmm. This is low fat as the only bit of oil I use is to slow cook the onions.


~2 onions sliced
~1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
~2 garlic cloves crushed (or garlic powder if you prefer)
~4 Tbsp of lemon juice
~1 Tbsp of olive oil
~Water for consistency (depending on how smooth you like it)
~Cayenne Pepper to taste
~1/4 tsp of cumin seeds, dry fried and ground

Cook onions in oil on a low to medium heat until they are browned and caramelised, dont let them burn – this will take approx 15 mins. While this is cooking peel the chickpeas, now I know what you’re thinking peel a whole tin of chickpeas! It is not compulsory but it does make a much smoother hummus 🙂

Put all the ingredients in a food processor and whizz, it will take a while to get to a smooth consistency and will depend on how much filtered water you add, I personally like mine smooth so added around 100ml in batches, not all at once.

Put in a serving bowl and sprinkle with paprika. Cover and chill in the fridge. Once chilled it is ready for dipping.



If you are having a bit of a get together and want some more nibbles make my Healthy Spinach Dip  and accompany with vegetable sticks or corn chips – homemade or bought


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