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Caramelized Onion and Scallion Hummus

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time15 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time55 mins

Enjoy this hummus with a delicious and sweet twist! Our caramelized onion and scallion hummus is an excellent spring appetizer and can be served with pita, vegetables, or anything you'd like!

Caramelized Onion and Scallion Hummus

 1 cup caramelized onion (see chef’s note below)
 15 oz can chickpeas
 1 cup scallions, chopped
 1/3 cup tahini (sesame paste)
 juice from 1 medium lemon
 3 tbsp Colavita Extra Virgin olive oil
 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
 1/2 tsp salt (optional)
 Garnish: sprinkle of smoked paprika, lemon zest, more chopped scallions, drizzle of Colavita
Caramelized Onions:
 2 tbsp Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
 2 sweet onions, thinly sliced

Combine all the ingredients except the garnishes in the bowl of a food processor or blender.


Puree until smooth.


Scoop out into a serving bowl, garnish and serve alongside carrots (raw or roasted, pita chips or crostini) and zucchini.


Heat the Colavita Olive Oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the sliced onions and allow them to brown, turning only occasionally. The longer you cook them, the more sweet and caramel in color they will become. After 30 minutes will be able to remove them from the heat.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4