This creamy Caramelized Onion Hummus has a sweet rich taste from caramelized onions. It's perfect for a party!
Hummus is one of those foods that I can not get enough of. I have made many hummus recipes, both sweet and savory because I love hummus so much.
I happen to also love caramelized onions. Who wouldn't? They are sweet and rich, and elevate anything you add them to.
So I knew they would be the perfect star of a hummus recipe. Not only are they the star of the show, but the supporting actors as well. This recipe is out of this world good!
For an indulgent dessert hummus, try my Dark Chocolate Hummus. It is out this world good!
This is an overview of the ingredients. To see the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Garbanzo beans: Adds the texture, flavor, and creaminess hummus is known for.
- Tahini: Also a traditional hummus ingredient. Adds a nutty sesame flavor.
- Caramelized onions: Add a wonderful sweet rich flavor.
- Brown sugar or balsamic vinegar: To add to the caramelized onions. Adds more sweetness.
- Lemon juice: Adds a bright tart flavor.
- Garlic: Adds a pungent flavor.
- Water: To thin it out.
- Olive oil: Adds creaminess.
- Salt: Enhances the other flavors.
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🧅 How To Make Caramelized Onions
Cook onions in olive oil over medium heat. Stir them every few minutes. With caramelized onions, it's all about slow and steady.
The more onions, the longer they'll take to cook. If the onions start to stick, add a little water, like a quarter of a cup or so.
Add brown sugar or balsamic vinegar near the end of cooking time to add flavor.
Mix garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, caramelized onions, olive oil, salt, and water in a food processor until creamy.
Besides using this as a dip, this hummus is a great addition to a sandwich.
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Caramelized Onion Hummus
- Heat olive oil in a pan at medium low heat and add sliced onions. Stir the onions until they are coated with oil. Sprinkle a pinch of salt on the onions.
- Stir the onions every few minutes or so. Cooking will take about 35-40 minutes. If the onions start to stick, add a little water, like a quarter of a cup or so. Add brown sugar or balsamic vinegar at the end of cooking time.
- In a food processor, mix all ingredients until well blended.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.