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Black Garlic Hummus

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time55 mins

This dark but delicious variation on hummus is great for just about anything. put it on a pita chip, a crostini, or even dip some celery into it. It's perfect to serve at a party.

Black Garlic Hummus

 14 oz can chickpeas, drained
 3 cloves black garlic
 Juice of 1 lemon
 1 tsp sea salt
 ½ tsp smoked paprika
 ¼ cup Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
 2 heaping tbsp caramelized onions (see below)
For the Garnish:
 Chopped fresh chives
 1 tbsp caramelized onions
 Roasted and salted pistachios, coarsely chopped
For the Caramelized Onions:
 1 vidalia onion
 2 tbsp Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
 ½ cup Rachael Ray All-Natural Low Sodium Chicken Stock
 2 tbsp Colavita Balsamic Vinegar

First, Caramelize the Onions. Slice up the onions into strips.


Heat up the Colavita Olive Oil in a skillet or frying pan over medium heat.


Throw in the onions. Then....wait. No, seriously, you have to wait a while. Maybe about 35 minutes depending on how many onions you crammed into that frying pan.


Stir only OCCASIONALLY. You want them to get toasty brown and they can’t do that if you’re constantly flippin’ ‘em around like a maniac. They will wilt, because they are losing water. And they will get nice and brown (like caramel, see?). You could watch them do this, but it’s like watching the grass grow.


Check up on them every now and again to give them a gentle turn and make sure everything is on the up-and-up. Once they are nicely golden brown, add the ½ cup Rachael Ray Low Sodium Chicken Stock. Simmer until the chicken stock is almost completely evaporated. Then add the 2 tablespoons of Colavita Balsamic Vinegar. Stir well to coat all the onions in vinegar. Remove from the heat and set aside.


Measure 2 tablespoons of the caramelized onions and place them in a food processor with the chick peas, black garlic, sea salt, smoked paprika and lemon juice. Blend well.


Now gradually drizzle in the Colavita Olive Oil while the food processor is on. This will smooth the hummus out. Continue to blend in the oil until you’ve achieved your desired consistency.


Serve with pita chips, or on Italian bread.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4