Whenever I’m reading a menu, if “caramelized onions” are mentioned in an entree description, I’m on board.  Combine that with the fact that hummus is one of those foods that I’m ALWAYS in the mood for, and this Caramelized Onion Hummus becomes a home-run recipe.

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Seriously, have you ever had a guest over who wasn’t down for a snack of hummus and chips? If you answered yes, you should probably never invite that guest over again.  (kidding- sort of).  It can be eaten with cucumbers, peppers, carrots, pretzels, pita chips, sweet potato chips, heck- I’ve even smeared it on a sandwich and tossed it with lettuce as my salad.  It literally goes with everything- which is fitting, because to take this Caramelized Onion Hummus to the next level, I recommend sprinkling “Everything But the Bagel” seasoning from Trader Joe’s on top.

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All jokes aside, hummus itself is a perfect in-between-meals snack, since the chickpeas are packed with protein and fiber.  Tahini is also made up of 20% complete protein, in addition to being high in calcium, Vitamin E, and B vitamins (energy vitamins).  What do you need when you’re hungry and in an afternoon slump? Protein to keep you full and B vitamins to boost your energy! Plus, if you use a vegetable as your dipper, you’re getting even more micronutrients… win win! I recommend packing 2-4T in a small container so they’re portioned out and ready to grab-n-go throughout the week.

 

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