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Caramelized Onion Hummus

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About the Recipe

So much better than Sabra!


  • ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon olive oil (divided) 

  • 1 large white onion (sliced into strips) 

  • 2 cans of chickpeas (plus ¼ cup of the liquid from one of the cans) 

  • ⅓ cup tahini 

  • 1 large clove of garlic (crushed) 

  • 1 lemon, juiced 

  • Salt 

  • Pepper


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan.

  2. Cook the onion for about 3 minutes on medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Then reduce to a low temperature and cook the onions until golden and caramelized, stirring frequently. This will take about 25-30 minutes. 

  3. Add the caramelized onion and all remaining ingredients to the bowl of a food processor. Reserve a little of the onion to garnish the hummus later, if desired. 

  4. Blend until smooth — about 2 minutes. If the hummus is thicker than you would like, you can add a little water, 1 tablespoon at a time. 

  5. Serve with the reserved onion. 

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