Gluten-free, dairy-free, corn-free, yeast-free, refined sugar-free
Bored of those cold tubs of hummus you buy in the grocery store? Making your own hummus is simple, inexpensive and tastier! The bonus – warm french onion hummus is the perfect comfort food for a cold or rainy day. This easy recipe combines the flavour of french onion soup with all the health benefits of hummus. Make hummus exciting again!
Total Time: 30 mins + 20 mins cool down time
Makes: 2.5 cups of hummus
- 1 19oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 2 yellow onions, sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil + 1 tablespoon for sauteing
- 2 tablespoon cashini butter (a nut butter made from cashews and sesame seeds)
- 1 tablespoon onion soup mix
- 1/2 teaspoon herbamare (a seasoning available in most health food and grocery stores)
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme leaves
- 1/4 cup non-dairy mozzarella cheese
- freshly ground pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 375F and set aside a 3 cup casserole dish.
- Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a cast iron pan (or frying pan) on medium heat. Add sliced onions and garlic. Saute for 10 minutes making sure to toss every couple of minutes.
- In the meantime, combine remaining ingredients except cheese, in a food processor or blender.
- Once onions & garlic are done, add them to the food processor/blender and process until smooth.
- Scoop hummus into casserole dish and sprinkle cheese on top. Bake uncovered in preheated oven for 15 minutes before setting to a low broil and broiling for 4-5 minutes. Closely watch the top to avoid burning!
- Remove from the oven and let cool for 20 minutes.
Make it this way
You can make this recipe even healthier by making your own homemade onion soup mix. Store bought, prepackaged onion soup mixes contain added MSG, sugars and preservatives that should be avoided. You can also make this recipe vegan by using a homemade onion soup mix recipe that skips the beef bouillon.
Vegan Homemade Onion Soup Mix:
Blend these ingredients together and store in a glass jar.
- 1/2 cup dried onions
- 2 tbsp dried parsley
- 5 tbsp onion powder
- 5 tsp celery seed
- 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
- 2 tsp tumeric
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 3 tsp garlic powder
Get the Goods
|Chickpeas (Garbanzo beans)||Fiber||Appetite control, high cholesterol, diabetes|
|Extra Virgin Olive Oil||Monounsaturated Fat, Vitamin E||Cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol|
|Onions||Flavonoids, Polyphenols, Quercetin||Allergies, inflammation, cardiovascular disease|
|Garlic||Allicin, alliin||High cholesterol, high blood pressure, poor circulation, immunity, antimicrobial|
Try it with
This recipe tastes great served with fresh, cut up, raw veggies. You can also try it as a spread in a wrap or mixed in to your mashed potatoes.