A tasty and low-fat hummus, perfect for dipping!
I’m making up for lost time with hummus, I had never even tried it until about 4 years ago- it just looked like something I wouldn’t like! I sampled some out of politeness at a friend’s house a few years ago, and realised what I had been missing! I have since discovered how easy it is to make, and not only that, but how easy it is to make a healthy version that still tastes amazing! I’ve never been a fan of carrot sticks, but add hummus, and they are a treat!
Some of my favourites so far have been my vegan sweet potato hummus, a roasted red pepper one, and a fresh chilli version. There are endless possibilities!
So I fancied a healthy snack this weekend with my glass of prosecco, and was peering around my kitchen for something to jazz up my hummus, when I spotted my big new bag of onions! I love the taste of fried onions, and I thought it would be the perfect addition to make a really flavourful hummus.
In order to use as little oil as possible, I used Frylight (low calorie cooking spray), but I fried my onions in a small frying pan with a lid covering them for about 20 minutes- that ensured that the moisture stayed in the pan, and they softened and caramelised nicely, without burning.
Footnote: For me it’s all about presentation as well as flavour, so to make my hummus look pretty I added some extra fried shallots to the top, and sprinkled over a little za’atar (or paprika)- it just makes it look extra inviting!