Caramelised Onion Hummus

The best part?

All of the ingredients that were used in this recipe were sourced plastic-free.

Hummus is a staple in our house. It’s such an easy protein source that you can whip up on the weekend and add to meals throughout the week. This caramelised onion hummus has a versatile flavour making it the perfect addition to any cuisine.

Caramelised Onion Hummus

Hummus lovers rejoice! This recipe takes hummus to a whole new level. Sweet chunky bits of caramelised onion, whats not to like!
Servings 6 people
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins


  • High speed blender or food processor
  • Fry pan
  • Wooden spatula
  • Sharp knife


  • 1 brown onion sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic diced
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 400 g chickpeas cooked
  • 2 Tbsp tahini
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp cumin seeds ground
  • 1 Tbsp coriander seeds ground
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste


  • In a frypan add 1 Tbsp olive oil, sliced onion, garlic cloves, brown sugar and 1/4 cup water. Fry until caramelised.
  • Add 1/2 of the caramelised onion to a blender with chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, cumin, coriander seeds, onion powder, 2 Tbsp olive oil, 1/2 cup water and salt and pepper. Blitz until smooth.
  • Pour into a bowl and top with the other half of the caramelised onion, chopped almonds and chives (optional).
Cost: $
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Dip, Quick & Easy, Snack

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