Caramelized Onion Hummus

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.
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Caramelized Onion Hummus with Pita Chips

For the hummus:
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
EVOO
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
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.

Serve with caramelized onion hummus.

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