Caramelized Onion Hummus | Gluten Free with L.B.
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Caramelized Onion Hummus

 In honor of my recent obsession, today's recipe will feature none other than the widely acclaimed caramelized onions.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 159 kcal
Author London


Caramelized Onions

  • 2 medium onions cut in have and sliced in ½-inch slices
  • 3 T. olive oil
  • ½ t. salt
  • ¼ t. pepper


  • ¼ c. tahini
  • 1 large lemon juice
  • Caramelized onions divided
  • ½ t. onion powder
  • ¼ t. cumin
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ t. salt
  • 2 c. garbanzo beans
  • 1 T. water


  1. Over medium heat cook onions, salt and olive oil for about 15-20 minutes. Once it looks like onions are completely cooked, crank up the heat to Medium-High to brown the onions. Do this for the last 2-4 minutes of cooking.
  2. If you would like to start with dried garbanzo beans, which I highly encourage, place a bag of dried beans in a pot and cover 2-3 inches over the beans with water. Bring beans to a boil and then reduce to a simmer and leave for 1-1 ½ hours. You want the beans to mush easily when pressed between fingers. If you need to simmer a little longer, then do it—it will be worth your wait!
  3. In food processor, combine tahini and lemon juice. Process 1 minute. Scrape sides and then process another 30 seconds.
  4. Add ½ of carmelized onions, garlic, onion powder, cumin and salt. Process 30 seconds. Scrape sides and process another 30 seconds.
  5. Add ½ of drained garbanzo beans and process 1 minute. Add other ½ of beans and process 1-2 minutes more. If too thick, add water.
  6. Lastly, add in ½ of remaining caramelized onions. Pulse a few times to leave a few chunks of onions in the hummus.
  7. Serve with remaining onions on top. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Caramelized Onion Hummus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 159 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 56mg2%
Potassium 264mg8%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 10.4mg13%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.