Caramelised Onion Hummus


Caramelised onion hummus is the first recipe in my ‘Other Bits & Pieces’ category. This will be the section of my website where I share recipes that don’t naturally fit into one of the other primary categories like breakfast or baking.

Other Bits & Pieces

Recipes you can expect to see appear in Other Bits & Pieces over the next few weeks will be:

  • Tomato, Chilli and Red Onion Chutney
  • Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • Spiced Cranberry Jam
  • Guacamole
  • Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn
  • Roasted Spanish Almonds
  • Cinema Sweet Popcorn

You can check out the recipes in this section by clicking here: Other Bits & Pieces

Caramelised Onion Hummus

Hummus is a dip or spread originating in the Middle East. It is made from chickpeas, lemon juice, olive oil and tahini. There are many variations available from roasted red pepper to white bean and garlic. My favourite is, of course, caramelised onion hummus.

Health Benefits

Due to the ingredients, many of which are classed as super foods, hummus is made from it can be a better alternative to creamy dips. Health benefits can include helping to fight inflammation, improving blood sugar control, and lower heart disease risk. Hopefully they are true, it not, it still is a tasty dip!

Serving Suggestions

Some of my favourite ways to serve hummus include:

  • Hummus with roast chicken and salad is the perfect summer dinner
  • Used as a dip with freshly baked pitta breads
  • Served as a side was Moroccan spiced lamb shanks
  • Used as alternative to avocado with toast and poached eggs for breakfast

Hope you enjoy making this recipe


Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 10 mins Total Time 20 mins
Servings: 6 Calories: 242
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


A beautiful caramelised onion hummus made with fresh chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and olive oil. A quick and easy dip to accompany any meal.



  1. Caramelise the onions and garlic in a saucepan over a medium heat, this takes about 10 minutes. The onions should be soft and golden but not crispy.

  2. Add all the ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth. If the humous is too thick add more olive oil or water.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/6

Servings 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 242kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 10mg1%
Potassium 390mg12%
Total Carbohydrate 27g9%
Dietary Fiber 8g32%
Sugars 5g
Protein 8g16%

Calcium 53 mg
Iron 3 mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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