Caramelized Onion & Roasted Garlic Hummus


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 religiouslyย 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.


Caramelized Onion & Roasted Garlic Hummus {vegan, gluten free} // pumpkin & peanut butter


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!ย 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!


Caramelized Onion & Roasted Garlic Hummus {vegan, gluten free} // pumpkin & peanut butter

Caramelized Onion & Roasted Garlic Hummus {vegan, gluten free} // pumpkin & peanut butter


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!


Caramelized Onion & Roasted Garlic Hummus {vegan, gluten free} // pumpkin & peanut butter

Caramelized Onion & Roasted Garlic Hummus

Serves 8
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Total time 50 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Appetizer, Side Dish


  • optional: dried parsley, toasted pine nuts

for the roasted garlic

  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

for the caramelized onions

  • 2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2-4 tablespoons red wine or vegetable stock

for the hummus

  • 1 can 15 oz can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 heaped tablespoon tahini
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


* check out oh she glow's step by step "how to roast garlic"

**gimme some oven's tutorial for caramelized onions is my favorite


for the roasted garlic*
Step 1
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Slice the bottom off of a head of garlic, revealing the inside of the head. Place the head on top of a square of foil and drizzle the head with olive oil. Wrap the head of garlic with the tin foil, place on a baking sheet, and roast for 40-50 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.
for the caramelized onions**
Step 2
While the garlic is roasted, make your caramelized onions. Melt 2 tbsp of butter or coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add in the sliced onion and toss to coat in the butter or oil. Let them sit for about 3-5 minutes to brown on the bottom, then stir and repeat. Continue to caramelize for 40 minutes, or until they turn a deep golden brown color. Add in 2-4 tbsp of red wine or vegetable stock to deglaze the pans and scrape all the bits off the bottom of the pan. Let the onion cook for 1 more minute, then remove from heat
for the hummus
Step 3
Add all the hummus ingredients into the blender, along with 1/4 of the caramelized onions. Squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out of their skin and into the blender. Blend hummus until smooth. Garnish with the rest of the caramelized onions, some fresh or dried parsley, and toasted pine nuts!

Caramelized Onion & Roasted Garlic Hummus {vegan, gluten free} // pumpkin & peanut butter



Hi, Iโ€™m Liz and this is my food blog where I share my love of healthy foods and whole ingredients. You will find mostly vegetarian dishes, plenty of sweets, and lots of love from this little kitchen in Durham, North Carolina!


  1. You are the hummus queen! This one looks so good, I could totally see it as an appetizer at a big party.

    • hahaha yeahhhh i’m kinda obsessed right now! Definitely great party food! Thanks Erica ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I’m SO totally with you on the obsessive personality — with songs, food, everything! Haha. I love that you put caramelized onions and roasted garlic into this hummus, that is one POWERFUL duo of flavors! Can’t wait to try!!
    PS – your photos have been looking so good lately!!! xoxo

    • Right?!? We just get way to excited about things I guess haha! You’re too sweet Lucia— thanks SO much girlie!

  3. This combo has me like ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‹!! I love caramelized onions and roasted garlic because it brings out their sweetness, plus it just adds so much flavor to anything! Can’t wait to try this hummus!

    • They really do!! Those bold flavors are my fav! Hope you like it Jocelyn ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. So, I’ve been doing the 30 days of yoga from yoga with adriene for the past few days, and I LOVE it. For some reason, she makes me think that I can actually do yoga haha. It’s so much more enjoyable at home, too (no threat of looking completely ridiculous doing the moves ;)). And this hummus sounds absolutely fantastic! Caramelized onion and roasted garlic are two of my favorite flavors!

    • Yayyy for Yoga with Adrienne!! She’s so wonderful! Her 30 day program is perfect for getting started with you— and you should definitely try her Yoga Camp next. It’s just as amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. That looks delicious. I love hummus, and roasted garlic, and caramelized onions, so putting them together would be a great combination.

  7. It would be SO nice to have this beautiful recipe in grams, i’m always struggling to figure out how to convertg the misure and always make a mess ใ… ใ…  anyway this hummus will be in my dreams!

    • I’ll see if my recipe plug in has that option! Good to know ๐Ÿ˜‰ SO glad you like it Sara!

  8. This sounds absolutely delicious, I’ve never made hummus with roasted garlic. I think I am making this tomorrow!

    • You’ll have to let me know what you think ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Oh wow, that is stunning! Anytime caramelized onions are mentioned, I’m on board. Have yet to make my own hummus at home, but this recipe is convincing me to try ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing, your blog is lovely!

    • Definitely give it a try! Homemade hummus is SO easy and SO delish!

  10. It is evident from the pictures that this hummus is the ultimate dip. Thanks a lot for sharing the recipe. I will definitely give it a shot.

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