Recipe: Party Hummus With Roasted Onion

Creamy, savory crowd-pleaser

Enjoy this easy-to-make hummus at your next party or family gathering. Grill or roast the onions for extra flavor to make a tasty dip for cut veggies, whole wheat pita or atop a fresh salad.

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1 large onion, sliced thickly
¼ teaspoon olive oil
¼ teaspoon salt
2 cups cooked chickpeas, rinsed and drained
½ cup sunflower seeds
4 tablespoons lemon juice
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons parsley
2 tablespoons water


  1. Coat onion slices lightly with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt.
  2. Spread on grill (or baking sheet if cooking in the oven) and cook 7-10 minutes; flip and cook approximately 5 more minutes until softening and beginning to caramelize.
  3. Combine chickpeas, sunflower seeds, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, parsley, salt, pepper, and 1 tablespoon water in food processor; puree until smooth.
  4. Add cooked onions and continue to process until smooth.
  5. Add extra water if necessary to thin.

Nutrition information

Makes 7 servings

Each 1/3 cup serving contains:

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Calories 190
Total fat 11g
Saturated fat 0g
Trans fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 125mg
Total carbohydrate 17g
Dietary fiber 5g
Sugars 4g
Protein 7g

Adapted from Let Them Eat Vegan by Dreena Burton

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