Homemade Caramelised Onion Hummus

Homemade Caramelised Onion Hummus recipe

Homemade Caramelised Onion Hummus recipe with feta and cashews


Caramelised onion hummus is an amazing dish full of flavours, easily made and perfect for a quick lunch. Found at every grocery store, but way better homemade. I’ve been eating hummus for a very long time and always had the classic one with my family. However, I always see a new flavour on the market and I do think hummus can be quite versatile.

What I like about hummus is that you can make so many different ones, therefore, make everyone happy. I’ve always loved the one with caramelised onions so coming up with my own recipe made me proud.

How to get a creamy texture?

First of all, the most important part in this homemade caramelised onion hummus recipe is the texture. To obtain a creamy texture, using tahini will be very important. You simply cannot skip on that ingredient since it will make all the difference! When I first started making hummus, I was adding a little bit of tahini. As a result, the texture was not creamy at all and I couldn’t enjoy it as much. After some research, I noticed how important the tahini was in this recipe.

The key ingredients for a non boring Caramelised Onions hummus

Lemon! Do not skip that part, lemons are very important in this recipe. They will make the taste a lot more interesting and delicious. I always end up adding more lemon on top of my hummus since I’m a bit obsessed with the taste. If you use lemon, this will allow you to use less salt in your recipe.

Garlic can be your best friend or your worst ennemy

I LOVE garlic and tend to double the quantity in my recipes. HOWEVER, I did that in the beginning and it was a very bad idea. Don’t put too much garlic because you might actually feel sick after eating it. Also, garlic will probably be the only thing you taste if you add too much.

Personalised your hummus exactly how you want it

Fun part with this dish is that you can easily find a recipe online and simply add anything you want on it. I eat hummus as a main dish which is why I add a lot of good stuff. I try something new everytime but I will admit that the homemade caramelised onion hummus is my favourite. To make it more interesting, I added an amazing Egyptian feta and grilled cashews on top of it.

Homemade hummus with a side of delicious grilled carrots

You might eat yours with pita bread on the side which is a great option. I absolutely love pita with hummus especially grilled pita bread with sumac on top. Sumac is an amazing spice that we see often in Lebanese cuisine. It brings out the flavour to your plate even more which is why I always add some on top of mine. However, I decided to have something different this time rather than the usual pita. Colourful carrots! I didn’t want them to be completely cooked and soft so I made sure to bake them just enough. The carrots were crunchy and the taste is perfect with chick peas.

Homemade hummus is easily made

Finally, you can make a basic version very quickly, especially when you are in a hurry. Simply skip on the caramelised onion part and focus on making a creamy, simple hummus in just a few minutes!

Ingredients for the hummus

  • 540 ml of chick peas
  • 1/2 cup of tahini
  • 2/3 cup of olive oil
  • 2  lemons
  • 3 tbsp of cold water
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • salt & pepper depending on your taste


Ingredients for the caramelised onions & carrots

  • 8 carrots
  • 3 onions
  • 2 tbsp of soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp of maple syrup
  • Avocado oil to make sure your fry pan doesn’t stick



Grilled cashews, Egyptian feta cheese and sumac

Homemade Caramelised Onion Hummus recipe

1st Step

Cut your carrots into thick slices and put them on a baking pan. Add some avocado oil, salt and pepper on top. Mix everything well to make sure the oil covers everything. Bake them at 350°F for a good 45 minutes.

2nd Step

In a mixer, put all the ingredients for the hummus. Mix until you get a smooth and creamy texture.

(Chick peas, tahini, olive oil, lemons, cold water, salt, pepper, garlic, cumin powder and baking powder)

3rd Step

In a fry pan, add your onions, salt and pepper on medium heat. Once you see your onions becoming golden, add the soya sauce and the maple syrup. You can add salt and pepper depending on your taste.

4th Step

Place your hummus in a nice bowl. I do everything with a spoon and add some olive oil on top. Once your onions are ready, add them on top of your mixture. Your final step is your toppings, you can add as many as you want. For this recipe, grilled cashews, Egyptian feta cheese and sumac were my selection.

Et voilà! Enjoy your homemade caramelised onion hummus with your grilled carrots!

Have a look at my latest recipe, the Raspberry Rose French Toast

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