Caramelized Onion Hummus

By Michelle @ Healthy Recipe Ecstasy
April 7, 2014
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Author Notes: This may seem like boring old hummus but the caramelized onions jazz up the healthy snack with an unexpected sweetness. It's gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan, but hearty enough to conquer your afternoon snack craving.Michelle @ Healthy Recipe Ecstasy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 large onions
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 2 15-ounce cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup tahini (more to taste)
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pinch kosher salt

Directions

  1. Heat two tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add onions and stir to coat in oil. Cook for 4-5 minutes over medium high heat until onions are softened and just starting to brown, stirring frequently. Add a generous pinch of kosher salt. Turn heat down to medium low and cook for another 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Let onions cool and then give them a rough chop so they are easier to puree, leaving a handful of onions for garnish.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients, including onions, into a food processer and puree until smooth. Work in batches if necessary. Add 1-2 more tablespoons of olive oil if desired to reach your desired consistency. Top with leftover onions and a drizzle of olive oil.

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