Grilled Onion Hummus

Daily DoseEnjoy this easy-to-make hummus.  The grilled onions add extra flavor and make this a dangerously good dip for cut veggies, whole wheat pita or atop a fresh salad.


1 large onion, sliced thickly
¼ teaspoon olive oil
¼ teaspoon sea 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 sea salt.

2. Spread on grill 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 or blender; puree until smooth.

4. Add grilled onions and continue to process until smooth.

5. Add extra water if necessary to thin.
Nutrition Info Per Serving: (1/3 cup): 190 calories, 11 g total fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 125 mg sodium, 17 g total carbohydrate, 5 g dietary fiber, 4 g
*Recipe provided by by Cleveland Clinic

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