making life sweeter
There’s nothing quite like the flavor of a fresh, true sweet onion, but cooking with these little gems can be a bit tricky. The unique composition of a sweet onion makes them a wonderful ingredient in some dishes and a terrible choice for others. For the best results when cooking sweet onions consider these helpful tips:

Use sweets: Raw in sandwiches and salads; lightly grilled-whole or sliced, gently roasted or quickly baked; in stir-frys; power bowls, street tacos and other fresh fare. They are delicious caramelized but take care not to stir them too rigorously or cook them at too high a temperature

Avoid using in: Slow-cooker or long-simmering recipes like chili, stews, soup or in baked casserole dishes. Prolonged cooking breaks down the delicate texture and flavor of sweet onions.

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Caramelized Onion Hummus
Ingredients
For the caramelized onions:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium sweet onion, diced
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

For the hummus:
1 15-ounce can garbonzo beans, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons tahini paste
2 cloves garlic, very finely minced
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/3 cup olive oil, plus more if needed
Directions
Make the caramelized onions: heat a skillet to medium and add the olive oil. Add the onion and sauté until the onions begin to soften and turn a caramel color, stirring every five minutes. The total process should take about 15-20 minutes. Add the sugar and vinegar and cook for another 2-3 minutes, until the liquid from the vinegar cooks off. Remove from heat and set aside.

To make the hummus, pulse the beans, tahini, garlic, lemon juice and salt in a food processor until combined. Add about 1/2 cup of the onions and pulse to blend. Slowly drizzle in olive oil and continue to pulse until the mixture becomes smooth. If the hummus seems too thick at this point, you can add a little more oil until you get he consistency you like.

You can serve this hummus right away or store in an airtight container, refrigerated, for up to five days.
Caramelized Onion Hummus
Take your hummus to the next level with the addition of sweet and delicious caramelized onions. This dip is healthy, a snap to put together and is fantastic served with pita chips, crusty bread or a topping on a veggie sandwich.
PREP TIME
10 minutes
COOK TIME
20 minutes
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