Caramelised onion hummus

Caramelised onion hummus

A tasty and low-fat hummus, perfect for dipping!

time

10 mins

pan

25 mins

fire

110 kcal

time

10 mins

pan

25 mins

fire

110 kcal

Caramelised-onion-hummus

SERVES

4

DIFFICULTY

EASY

SERVES

4

Difficulty

EASY

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.

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Caramelised onion hummus

Servings: 4
A tasty and low-fat hummus, perfect for dipping!
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Print Recipe
10 mins
25 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 tin chickpeas drained and rinsed.
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 4 tbsp fat free yoghurt
  • 1/2 tsp salt may need a little more, see note below
  • 1 brown onion peeled and sliced

Instructions

  • Gently fry the sliced onion, in a pan with a lid covering it for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. The onions should be soft and golden brown.
  • Allow the onion to cool slightly, then add all of the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Try the hummus, if it tastes a little bland, try adding a little more salt.

Notes

The salt level in hummus makes a real difference- just the right amount can take it from bland to zingy. If you try it and it's a little bland add a bit more salt and try again! I don't always add tahini to hummus as it can still be delicious without it. If you fancy tahini, add a tablespoon into the ingredients here- both ways are delicious! I like to serve with carrot sticks, pepper sticks, and homemade wholemeal pitta bread.
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