Caramelised Onion Hummus-Style Dip
This Caramelised Onion Hummus-Style Dip is great to serve with practically anything – it's a perfect slimming recipe when following a range of diet plans.
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You’ll notice that we use butter beans in this Caramelised Onion Hummus-Style Dip recipe, but you can use chickpeas if you prefer.
In fact, you can use pretty much whatever tinned beans you like. We like to use butter beans in our dip as they have a really smooth consistency. 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?
What diets is this Caramelised Onion Hummus-Style Dip suitable for?
This Caramelised Onion Hummus-Style Dip recipe is suitable for dairy free, vegetarian and gluten free diets.
It can be made vegan as long as you use a vegan-friendly cooking spray.
Please make sure to double and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
Do you need any special ingredients to make Caramelised Onion Hummus-Style Dip?
The main thing you need to make this hummus style dip is a blender/food processor.
When it comes to small kitchen electricals we often find that buying the cheapest isn’t always the best. You can pretty much guarantee that it’ll break.
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 to choose from over on Amazon UK.
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This Kenwood Compact Food Processor does the job really well and doesn’t take up too much space in your kitchen cupboard.
How many calories are in this Caramelised Onion Hummus-Style Dip?
There are 103 calories per portion in this Caramelised Onion Hummus-Style Dip, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.
This Caramelised Onion Hummus-Style Dip is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
Spray a frying pan with some low calorie cooking spray and cook the onions over a high heat.
When the onion starts to brown add the balsamic vinegar and sweetener, then cook for 5 minutes or until the onion is soft.
Empty the contents into a food processor and then add all the other ingredients.
Pulse on high for 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl then repeat until you get the consistency you prefer.
Add more salt and a little pepper if necessary and serve.
What could I serve with this Caramelised Onion Hummus-Style Dip?
Any of the following recipes would go great with our Caramelised Onion Hummus-Style Dip:
How do you know when this Caramelised Onion Hummus-Style Dip is cooked?
The onion needs to brown and become soft, then the rest of contents should be pulsed in a food processor for 30 seconds until you get the consistency you prefer.
Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
How long can you keep Caramelised Onion Hummus-Style Dip in the fridge?
Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.
If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Caramelised Onion Hummus-Style Dip in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.
Can I freeze Caramelised Onion Hummus-Style Dip?
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 do I reheat Caramelised Onion Hummus-Style Dip?
From chilled or frozen:
Using the microwave: add a teaspoon or two of water and reheat in 10-second intervals until you’re happy with the texture and warmth.
Using the stovetop: reheat in a saucepan or a saute pan. Add a bit of water and keep stirring until you reach the right consistency.
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Caramelised Onion Hummus-Style Dip
This Caramelised Onion Hummus-Style Dip is great to serve with practically anything – it’s a perfect slimming recipe when following a range of diet plans.
- KCals 103
- Carbs 20G
- Spray a frying pan with some low calorie cooking spray and cook the onions over a high heat
- When the onion starts to brown add the balsamic vinegar and sweetener, then cook for 5 minutes or until the onion is soft
- Empty the contents into a food processor and then add all the other ingredients
- Pulse on high for 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl then repeat until you get the consistency you prefer
- Add more salt and a little pepper if necessary and serve
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LauraSunday 13th June 2021
Do I need to drain the butter beans?
HollyMonday 14th June 2021
Hi Laura, yes drain and rinse the butterbeans before making the hummus, hope that helps!
Lindsey GSunday 3rd February 2019
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?
LizMonday 25th September 2017
Hi. Can I use sweetener instead of sukrin?
Lorna HarrisonMonday 25th September 2017
Do you drain the butter beans first
I’m making this and not sure if I’m to drain them or not
JuliaWednesday 26th July 2017
Just made this, absolutely gorgeous!! Brilliant recipe. Thank you.
Linda hopkinsSunday 25th June 2017
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!!
Mike JonesSaturday 22nd April 2017
Fantastic, really tasty and much better than full fat shop version.
KateMonday 24th April 2017
Glad you like it
SylviaTuesday 14th February 2017
SylviaSunday 5th February 2017
How long do thes last in the fridge, loving the recipes by the way x
KateSunday 5th February 2017
We’ve kept it in the fridge for 3 days without any problems
KateThursday 19th January 2017
Glad you like it 🙂
JoSunday 15th January 2017
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
SarahSunday 18th December 2016
The consistency is bitty how do you get it smoother?
CharlotteSunday 30th October 2016
Can this be frozen?
BryonyWednesday 26th October 2016
I totally agree with Claire. Better then the high fat version – YUM!
I added 1 tsp salt to our taste.
TinaMonday 10th October 2016
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
LeahWednesday 8th June 2016
I added 2 tsp salt as per the recipe it was far too much. Should it say 1/2 a teaspoon?
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