Hummus fans rejoice, we have found the queen of all hummus recipes.  Not only is this Caramelized Onion Hummus perfectly creamy, it’s depth of flavor goes beyond that of your typical hummus, thanks to the caramelized onion and garlic mixture.  Beyond the deliciousness factor, this hummus is heart healthy, courtesy of the hefty dose of chickpeas

You can enjoy this hummus with fresh veggies or in a wrap, for a quick meal on the go, and feel like a winner either way!



Vegan, gluten free, nut free, dairy free, egg free

Recipe by Jentry Lee Hull


  • ½ red onion, roughly chopped and caramelized (reserve a few pieces of caramelized onion for garnish)
  • 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas* (½ cup reserved for garnish)
  • 2-3 Tbsp. tahini*
  • Juice from 1 lemon (about 3 Tbsp. or so)
  • ½ tsp. pink salt, or to taste
  • 1-2 Tbsp. water or lemon juice, to thin
  • paprika, for garnish
  • olive oil, for garnish



  • Roughly chop red onion and mince garlic, and set aside for 10 minutes to activate the enzyme that contributes to heart health.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, sauté onion over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes, or until onion becomes caramelized.
  • Reduce heat to low-medium, add balsamic vinegar and minced garlic, and cook for another minute.
  • Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a food processor, combine cooked chickpeas (reserve ½ cup for garnish), caramelized onion mixture (reserve a few pieces of onion for garnish), tahini, lemon juice and salt.
  • Blend ingredients for 2-3 minutes, scraping down the sides as you go, until mixture becomes creamy and smooth.
  • Add water/additional lemon juice to thin and adjust seasonings to taste.
  • Transfer contents into a serving bowl (if serving immediately) or airtight container (if saving for later), top with reserved chickpeas and onion, drizzle olive oil, and dust with light layer of paprika. Enjoy!


  • If you have an allergy to chickpeas or prefer to use another bean, this recipe would likely work well with Great Northern Beans or Cannellini Beans.
  • Tahini brands vary in their consistency and the amount of oil, so depending on which brand of tahini you’re using, start with 2 Tbsp. and go from there, to suit your flavor and texture preferences.

Thrive on,

Coach Jentry


Gumsaba Outdoor Fitness Class schedule Saturday 4/9/16

8:30 AM Saturday Co-Ed Boot Camp – Coach Karen – H.V.I.T.

9:30AM Sunshine Orinda Sleepy Hollow Co Ed PRIVATE Class – Coach Piper – H.V.I.T.