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Caramelized Onion Hummus

Hummus is elevated with the addition of rich and flavorful caramelized onions and roasty garlic.

2 cups

Updated: Sat, 04/14/2018 - 8:24am


  • 6 Tablespoons coconut oil, divided
  • 1 medium-sized onion, sliced thinly
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 cups cooked garbanzo beans
  • ½ cup sesame tahini
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon each cumin, black pepper, and sea salt
  • Water, as needed for texture


  1. In a medium-sized saucepan heat 3 Tablespoons coconut oil until warm. Add onions and garlic, stir to coat, and cook over low heat until soft and brown, about 20 minutes.
  2. In a food processor, pulse garbanzo beans until mashed. Add remaining 3 Tablespoons coconut oil, cooked onions/garlic, tahini, lemon, cumin, pepper and salt. Blend until very smooth, adding a few tablespoons of water to adjust texture. Add more lemon, salt, pepper to taste.
  3. Let stand at least one hour for flavors to meld. Serve alongside crackers, a veggie plate, or on your favorite sandwich.