Monday, April 2, 2012

i really wish i was one of those people who could learn to love monday mornings… i’m so not there yet! maybe someday… i’ll try to work on it!

anyway, i had a pretty great weekend, which makes this monday even harder than normal.

but, i have a recipe to share with you today that i really like, so i guess that makes it a little bit better.

i’ve been slightly obsessed with caramelized onions lately. i’ve loved them on pizza, on burgers, and in the form of dip.

so i guess it’s natural that my next inclination was to make them into hummus!

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this recipe comes together in no time, especially if you make a batch of caramelized onions ahead of time and can just toss them into the food processor with the rest of the ingredients!

caramelized onion hummus

by sarah zinkel

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Keywords: blender appetizer snack vegan vegetarian chickpeas caramelized onions

ingredients (3 cups of hummus)

for the onions
  • 2 sweet onions
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • salt

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for the hummus

  • 1 15-oz. can garbanzo beans
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • salt – to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil – as needed

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instructions

caramelize the onions ahead of time and allow to cool

combine garbanzo beans, onions, tahini, lemon juice, mustard, honey, and apple cider vinegar in food processor

process until desired hummus consistency is reached

if hummus is too dry, drizzle in olive oil slowly until you reach the desired consistency

flavor with salt to taste

i really enjoyed this hummus with my sweet potato chips, but any fresh veggies, pita, or chips would work!

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if you’re as enamored by caramelized onions as i’ve been, then you should check out julie’s weekly meal plan centered around caramelized onions – the recipes all look delicious!

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and with that, i need to get busy!

this week is “spring break”, which really means nothing for graduate students except that we don’t have any classes/seminars/undergrads around to distract us from our work…

so there is no excuse to not accomplish a lot!

*****

did you ever go on spring break?

i did once in undergrad – my senior year i went down to florida with two of my friends. it was really fun but not in a wild & crazy way…

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