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Caramelized Onion Hummus

An easy hummus recipe!

Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword easy hummus recipe, healthy hummus recipe, hummus health benefits
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Author Daytime Vegan


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh jalapeño optional
  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas rinse and drain if using canned chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Juice of one lemon
  • salt to taste
  • 1/8 cup olive oil


  1. Place a pan on medium heat. Once hot, add the 1 tablespoon olive oil and onion. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until the onion is soft. Add the garlic and cook for another 5 minutes or so, until they are lightly golden brown.

  2. Place everything in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Serve. You can dip vegetables in this hummus, use it in sandwiches and wraps, make hummus bowls, and even use it as a creamy pasta sauce, which I will show you in the next blog post! It’s very versatile and high in protein.

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