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Caramelized Onion Hummus

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: comfort food
Servings: 2 bowls


  • 315 g Cooked chickpeas - don't discard the cooking water (155g uncooked)
  • 200 mL Chickpea water
  • 400 g White onions (4-5 small ones)
  • 20 g Brown sugar
  • 45 g Tahini (sesame paste)
  • 1 Lemon (juice)
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • a dash of Salt, pepper, and cumin
  • Extra-virgin Olive oil


  • In a pan, add the thinly sliced onion with some oil and 2 pinches of salt.
  • Cook on medium heat for 10 minutes. When it's soft and translucent, add the brown sugar and cook 15 more minutes. You can put a lid on the pan to make them softer. ⁣
  • ⁣In a blender, add the chickpeas, the caramelized onion (keep 30g aside for topping), the tahini, lemon juice, 3-4 pinches of salt, and some ground black pepper.
  • Blend and add at the same time the chickpea cooking water. Blend until smooth. ⁣
  • Pour into a bowl and serve.