Caramelized Onion Humus

I LOVE humus!  I eat humus practically every single day!  It perfectly completes all of my lettuce wraps, salads, and Buddha Bowls!

Shortly after the on-set of my humus obsession, it became important for me to be able to make my own.  I not only save money, but without all those plastic containers to recycle, I’m reducing my carbon foot print as well.

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Figuring out how to get the right texture and taste without adding oil or salt was a bit tricky.  After several, underwhelming batches, Chris suggested that I cook an onion and add it in, which I thought was brilliant!  I decided to go the extra mile and caramelize the onion to create a slightly sweet humus and boy did it pay off!  This is my new favorite humus, hands down, so I wanted to share it with all of you!  Enjoy!

Caramelized Onion Humus


Ingredients

  • 2 14.5 oz cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 very large sweet white onion
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tsp lemon juice (about 1 lemon’s worth)
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1-2 tbsp water

Directions


1. Slice the onion and cook over medium/low heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until onion starts to smell sweet and turns a light brown color.
2. Place onion and all other ingredients except for the water in a food processor and blend for a couple of minutes until smooth. Add water a tablespoon at a time to get desired consistency. Serve cold and sprinkle with some smoked paprika.  Keep leftovers in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.

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