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Lick-the-Bowl-Clean Hummus

 Lick-the-Bowl-Clean Hummus
“Everyone loves hummus, but I enjoy the garlic and onion types so much that I decided to let them shine in this homemade version. I get so many compliments when I serve it!”—Sarah Gilbert, Beaverton, Oregon
10 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.


  • 2 large sweet onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup plus 1/3 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Baked pita chips or assorted fresh vegetables


  • In a large skillet, saute onions in 1/4 cup oil until softened.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 30
  • minutes or until deep golden brown.
  • Transfer to a food processor; add the beans, lemon juice, tahini,
  • garlic, salt, pepper and remaining oil. Cover and process for 30
  • seconds or until smooth. Serve with chips. Yield: 2-1/2 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1/4 cup (calculated without chips and vegetables) equals 218 calories, 17 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 91 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.