Baked French Onion Hummus

Thanks for all of the birthday wishes yesterday! You are such a great bunch!

My birthday was filled with great things…

I went out for lunch at the Coup with a couple of amazing ladies from the office,

had an amazing salad with tofu, chickpeas, and sprouts,

received my free coconut oil, courtesy of Averie’s latest giveaway,

and as [another] present to myself, I invested in a pressure cooker.

I’m not really sure why I bought it, I need a food processor so much more.

But it was on sale, and if you know me, you know I just can’t refuse a sale [on kitchen appliances that is].

Also, it’s real perdy!

And best of all, it’s stainless steel, not aluminum like so many other kitchen products [aluminum leaches into your food so anytime you can avoid it, do!]

But, I’m not really sure what to do with it. Or why people love their pressure cookers so much.

Do you live by your pressure cooker? I’m thinking of returning mine, any reasons why I shouldn’t?

Okay, on to this hummus.

It’s been the best addition to my lunch this week. I’ve enjoyed heating it up slightly in the toaster oven at the office and having it with fresh veggies.

It’s been so rainy and cold around here, so a warm hummus was just what I needed!

The cheese gets melty and gooey every time.

Definitely a recipe I’ll be making again!

Baked French Onion Hummus

Vegan, Gluten free, Dairy free, Refined sugar free, Yeast free, Corn free

Sauteed onions and garlic, enveloped in a onion soup based hummus topped with mozzarella cheese.


  • 1 19oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 yellow onions, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil + 1 tablespoon for sauteing
  • 2 tablespoon cashini butter *see note
  • 1 tablespoon onion soup mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon herbamare
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme leaves
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy mozzarella cheese – I used Daiya
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375F and find yourself a 3 cup casserole dish. Set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a cast iron pan [or other frying pan] on medium heat. Add sliced onions and garlic. Saute for 10 minutes making sure to toss every couple of minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients except cheese, in a food processor or blender.
  4. Once onions + garlic are done, drop into food processor/blender and process until smooth.
  5. Scoop hummus into prepared casserole dish and sprinkle cheese on top. Bake uncovered in preheated oven for 15 minutes before setting to a low broil and broiling for 4-5 minutes. Be sure to watch the top so that it doesn’t burn!
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool for 20 minutes.

Makes 2.5 cups of hummus.

note: I’m sure any type of nut butter would work. I used cashews because they’re sweeter. Toasted sesame butter would be really good too!

This hummus is officially tied with my all-time favorite; jalapeno cilantro hummus, which should speak volumes to how amazing French onion hummus is!

I think next time I’ll try to add a bit more zing by using some white pepper.

Are you a fan of hummus? Or, not so much?

What’s your favorite hummus recipe?

Favorite way to use hummus?

Veggie dipper or sandwich spreader, for sure!

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  1. is there anything you can’t do? oh my world, this is fabulous. such a good idea – and it looks soo good! and yes; i’m a definite hummus fan ;) i love it on veggie sandwiches! it baffles me that no restaurants around here offer it as a condiment. i mean, really?!
    happy (belated) birthday!!

  2. I can’t remember the last day I didn’t eat at least a few spoonfuls of hummus. I suppose, yes, that makes me a fan :) market this stuff, girl!

  3. Yum!! I love all the different ways to eat hummus. Happy Belated Birthday!!

  4. Baked oniony hummus sounds like my new best friend! I love hummus, I put preserved lemon, sumac & parsley in mine, it’s delish! I say keep the pressure cooker, I use mine a lot for cooking chickpeas & beans it sooo much quicker. It’s great for stews in the winter too. You get the taste of long slow cooking in a fraction of the time!

    • hmm interesting. I’d never thought of using it for stews and soups. Also, I love your idea of parsley in hummus! I’ll have to try it!

  5. Wow, that looks amazing!! My husband and I recently discovered that we both LOVE hummus. We are trying to eat healthy but it is hard to restrain yourself when eating hummus. Man-Child ate a whole tub of hummus the other day in one sitting… we enjoy eating healthy food but now we just need to limit the healthy food we eat! :)

  6. I love hummus but I’ve only made it like once and it wasn’t on purpose, more like a falafel fail that turned into hummus ;)
    Love the lunch pics, looks like you had a fun time!

  7. Warm hummus looks and sounds amazing. We’re in need of some warmth these days since the sun won’t come out! My favorite form of hummus these days is chocolate dessert hummus. We have it for breakfast around here. Nothing quite like eating chocolate for breakfast in a healthy and mom-pleasing way!

  8. This hummus sounds awesome! I love french onion soup and would have never thought to incorporate that into a flavor of hummus!

  9. My mom uses the pressure cooker for lentils, soups and currys. She covers chicken legs with water in the pressure cooker, waits for it to whistle and uses the broth to make THE BEST chicken curry. Pressure cookers are definitely a time saver when you’re making legumes and soup and stuff =)

    • So maybe it’s a great winter appliance! Thanks for the suggestions, Ariffa :)

  10. Yum! What a great idea :-) Baked hummus! Why have I never thought of that before? You never cease to amaze me, Leanne. You are ALWAYS busting out amazing recipes. Thank you :-) Glad to hear you had a good birthday! <3 Oh, and I am a definite fan of hummus. I can't say that I have a favorite hummus recipe at the moment, but my favorite way to eat it right now is definitely on salads or on top of steamed veggies and rice.

    • I haven’t tried hummus on top of veggies and rice before. Do you water it down at all? Or just plop it on and mix it up?

        • uhhh YUM! I love the idea of adding nutritional yest. Totally trying this tonight on my salad + roasted chickpeas :D

  11. That is such an adorable pic of you!

    This hummus made my mouth water. And it made me a little sad that I just broke down and bought hummus. As soon as I devour it, I’m making this. Maybe before. Self-control has never been my strong point. :)

    • Thanks Laura! If it makes you feel any better, I don’t have self control either :(

  12. Yummy! Warm hummus – what a great appetizer idea! I adore my pressure cooker – I use it mainly for lentil soup. You don’t have to soak the lentils and all you do is add your ingredients, seal it, and let it cook for 30 minutes or so. The flavors are just so bold and everything cooks perfectly. You’ll love it :)

    • Everyone’s convinced me to keep it. Guess its a good appliance for the fall. Thanks Lindsay :)

    • Good call on making your own hummus. It’s so overpriced too!

  13. Happy belated birthday!! That looks really really great! I am such a fan of hummus so this is just right up my alley!

  14. Looove hummus; and your French Onion Hummus is spectacular. It looks decadent but made with healthy ingredients – just the kind of dish I like to take to a potluck.

    And . . . Belated Happy Birthday! I was out of town on one of the not-often-enough Sister’s Day events that Mandie and I try to finagle at least twice a year. Hope your entire day was just a fun a your luncheon looks.

  15. Food looks really good, I will make this…. maybe not in a pressure cooker….!
    About that, I have 2! A 4qt. and 10qt., and can’t be without them. Funny, I got both of them for my BDay as well. I use them in winter for nice thick waming stews, in summer for “quick” cooking, so I don’t have to heat up the house to much. The 10qt. comes handy for making big batch of bone stocks or soups, and then I freeze them for latter use. Both are great for tougher meats, beens and grains are done in no time….. you won’t be sorry for purchasing the PC!
    Happy (late) Birthaday!
    Thanks for all very nice recipes!!

  16. oh, you KNOW I love cashews, and hummus Mmm, yes! this is genius and it’s going to the TOP of my list when we are back from vacation!! :)

    Happy Belated Birthday!! I am catching up on my favorites now, many to read here! XXO!

  17. Happy belated birthday, Leanne :-) I’m glad you had a great one! As for the pressure cooker, I think it’s a good investment! I’ve been on the CrockPot kick lately, slow cooking practically everything, haha. Now, as for this hummus, I’m DYING! It looks magnificent and I can’t wait to make it!!!!

  18. Amazing combination of flavors. I am going to use this to wow friends next time we have people over.

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