I’m the kind of person who gets hooked on something and can’t get enough of it for weeks on end. Or months, let’s face it. Like, if I discover a new song or album that I LOVE, I play it on repeat for dayssss (or weeks) and never get sick of it. Or if I find a new youtube exercise channel that gets the job done and makes me feel great (cough, cough, yoga with adriene), I stick to it religiously without straying.
The same goes for food. When I try a new recipe or use a new ingredient and it blows me away, I make it over and over and over again. And I don’t get sick of it.
That’s how me and homemade hummus have been for the past month.
Before the past month or so, I had NEVER made my own homemade hummus before. Sure, I’d made some beans dips of sorts, but I’d never made REAL hummus— tahini and all. Finally, I got around to trying my hand at it with this Lemon Rosemary Hummus and I realized what I had been missing out on for years! Simple, creamy, flavorful hummus that literally took 5 minutes to make. There literally were NO downsides.
Next, I experimented with this Roasted Balsamic Carrot Hummus and was absolutely in love. Earthy and creamy, with a touch of sweetness from the caramelized carrots—- gahhh, perfection!
Today, I’m bringing you my THIRD recipe of the month, Caramelized Onion & Roasted Garlic Hummus— yep, I told you I was obsessed. This one miiiigghhtt even be my favorite of the three, but who am I kidding, that changes daily based on which one I’ve made most recently.
Rich, tender, caramelized onions pureed with earthy chickpeas and warm, roasted garlic. Mmmm I’m in heaven! And we haven’t even hit the best part yet— the toppings! I made lots of extra caramelized onions so I could top half the bowl with those gorgeous things, as well as some toasted pine nuts and freshly dried parsley. When it comes time for dipping your pita chips in, you have to make sure you get a little bit of everything in each bite. Oh you bowl of hummus perfection, you!
Now if you feel like going the extra mile with this delicious hummus, I totally recommend making your own pita chips. They’re SO easy to make and can be on the table in less than 10 minutes. I used this recipe to make mine, with whole wheat pita from Trader Joe’s, but you can use any kind or brand you desire!
Have a wonderful week everyone!