Caramelised onion hummus

This caramelized onion hummus is great for dipping your raw veggies in, or on top of some bread. Also great as a dipping sauce at a party.

25 minutes 6 people Snacks
Caramelised onion hummus


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  • 400 gram canned chickpeas *Note: If you're using dried chickpeas you need to soak them overnight and then cook them in water until they're soft.
  • 3 tablespoons tahin (sesame paste)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika powder
  • salt to taste
  • 3 shallots
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
Caramelised onion hummus ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • small pan
  • wooden spoon
  • food processor


25 minutes 6 people Snacks

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Preparation -- 10 minutes

Peel the shallots and chop them into (half) rings. Heat a bit of olive oil in a small pan and sauté the shallot for a few minutes, they don't need to get some color.

As soon as they're softened a bit, you add a tablespoon of sugar to caramelise the shallots. 

Caramelized onion hummus
Caramelised onion hummus

Finishing the Caramelised onion hummus --  15 minutes

Drain the chickpeas and set the liquids from the jar aside. Add chickpeas along with garlic cloves, tahin, juice of a lemon, olive oil and paprika powder to a food processor.

Blend until it's smooth and add a bit of the chickpea liquid and maybe some more olive oil. Add the Caramelised onions and blend a bit more, season with pepper and salt.

Serve this amazing hummus on bread or as a dipping sauce with raw vegetables like carrots, radishes and bell peppers. Enjoy!

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