Caramelised Onion Hummus

This Caramelised Onion Hummus is great to serve as a dip with practically anything – it’s just a perfect slimming recipe when following a wide range of diet plans.



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This Hummus is great to have as a slimming-friendly snack – it’s perfect when calorie counting or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.

We’ve got loads of other dips for you to try too!

Caramelised Onion Hummus | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

You’ll notice that we use Butter Beans in this Caramelised Onion Hummus recipe, but you can use chickpeas if you prefer.

In fact, you can use pretty much whatever tinned bean you like.

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What should you should serve with Hummus?

Any of the following go really well with Hummus – you could even use it as a sandwich filler or as a topping on toast.

  • Carrot sticks
  • Cucumber sticks
  • Sliced peppers
  • Pitta bread
  • Rice crackers

Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values. 

Do you need any special ingredients or equipment to make Hummus?

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The main thing you need to make this Hummus is a blender/food processor.

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So do yourself a favour and pick yourself a decent blender. Let it do all of the hard work for you!

There are plenty of blenders/food processors choose from over on Amazon UK.

This Kenwood Compact Food Processor does the job really well and doesn’t take up too much space in your kitchen cupboard.

We like to use butterbeans in our Hummus as they have a really smooth consistency. You could always use chickpeas, or a combination of both.

If you fancied adding a little kick, you could also add a little chilli powder or hot sauce. Or for a lemony pep, why not add a squeeze of lemon juice?

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How long can you keep Hummus in the fridge?

Once you’ve served it, ideally you should eat this dish within 4 hours.

If you want to keep any leftovers, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Red Pepper Hummus in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Caramelised Onion Hummus ?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Hummus?

This hummus has ZERO Points per portion. It’s a great dip to serve as a snack, or even at a barbecue or party!

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Caramelised Onion Hummus

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103kcal Zero

Smart Points (Flex/Freestyle)

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  1. Spray a frying pan with some low calorie cooking spray and cook the onions over a high heat
  2. When the onion starts to brown add the balsamic vinegar and sweetener, then cook for 5 minutes or until the onion is soft
  3. Empty the contents into a food processor and then add all the other ingredients
  4. Pulse on high for 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl then repeat until you get the consistency you prefer
  5. Add more salt and a little pepper if necessary and serve

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If making this recipe Gluten Free please make sure to check the ingredients that you’re using

Especially things such as; 

- Stock cubes
- Soy sauce - substitute with Tamari.
- Worcestershire sauce - substitute with Henderson’s Relish.
- Etc.


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  1. Hi Kate. Can anyone rectify the salt comment for me please as i want to make this but need to check how much salt is it 2tsp ? Thanks x

  2. OMG this is sooo good, thank you, I’ve been searching for a good SW friendly hummus for ages. I’ll definitely be trying out your other recipes ….. thank you x

  3. I tried this and read the comments after. Too much salt! But tastes lovely. Used chickpeas and may try butter beans but bot so keen on them!!

  4. This is delicious, so pleased I have found a nice hummous recipe. And with butter beans too! Who knew, they actually taste really nice and are easier to mash up than chick peas.

    How long do you think this would keep in the fridge?

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