This post may seem really familiar. It’s from my archives on my old site. I’m going to slowly move my MOST favorite recipes from that site to this one; probably 1 or 2 throwbacks a month. Which means, this is some good hummus. I know we’re all trying to come up with snacks to serve for the holidays, parties, and football weekends and I promise this won’t disappoint if it’s added your list.
Caramelized onions are one of my favorite things ever. I could eat them for hours. They’re like sauteed onions that just got a little sugar high. The onions add a sweetness to this hummus that goes really well with pita chips and/or carrots. Or honestly just a spoon.
Caramelized Onion Hummus with Pita Chips
For the hummus:
1/4 c caramelized onions
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 clove garlic, split in half
1/4 c well-stirred tahini (sesame paste, available near the peanut butter in the natural foods aisle)
Juice of 1 lemon
Pinch of salt
In a microwave-safe container, microwave chickpeas for 30 seconds (this step is not necessary, but it makes for a fluffier consistency).
Combine onions, chickpeas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, salt and a light drizzle of EVOO in the bowl of a food processor. Process on low for 30 seconds. The dip will be dry and thick, so add a tbsp of water.
Scrape down the sides, then process for another 30 seconds. Continue to alternate this for another minute, adding water as needed to moisten, until hummus has reached a consistency that is easy to work with, but not too watered down. Process for an additional 3-4 minutes to fully pureed.
For the pita chips:
4-5 whole wheat pita loaves (Wegman’s brand are the absolute best I’ve tried)
1-2 tbsp EVOO
1 tbsp Zatar seasoning
¼ tsp salt
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Cut the pitas into wedges, pulling apart the triangles at all of the edge so they are 2 separate pieces. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Lay the pita triangles out on the sheet.
Using a basting brush, dab each chip with a bit of EVOO and sprinkle with a light dusting of Zatar seasoning. Sprinkle salt over all the chips evenly.
Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, or until crispy.