The Super Bowl is just about here, and it’s time to plan that watch party. But how do you stay true to your New Year’s resolution at the same time? You’ll need to find healthier Super Bowl snacks to nosh on during the big game, of course.
One study found that people on average consume about 6,000 calories during the Super Bowl. That makes for some serious workout/makeup days! And traditional healthy snacks can be boring. When was the last time your mouth watered at the taste of dry vegetables? That’s why we are offering a great and healthier Super Bowl dip to your vegetables, crackers or pita bread tray: Caramelized Sweet Onion Hummus! For more onion-packed recipes, go here.
This recipe is chock full of the nutrition of Alliums — the family that includes onions and garlic. The chickpeas add their own nutritional touch. And it’s easy to make. This video walks you through the steps:
Here is the recipe:
Caramelized Sweet Onion Hummus
1 whole garlic head
4 tablespoons + 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
1 15-ounce can of chickpeas
1 tablespoons lemon juice (about 1/2 of a lemon)
1/2 cup tahini
1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cut the top off of the head of garlic and place cut side down on a pan and drizzle with 1 tsp of olive oil. Next, bake for 20-30 minutes or until garlic is soft, then let it cool. Once cool, squeeze out the garlic from each clove. Next, cook onion in 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. While heating, stir the onion frequently until they begin to brown. Once it is browned, reduce the heat to low and continue to cook until the onions are soft and a medium brown color.
Rinse and drain chickpeas reserving 3 tablespoons chickpea liquid. To a food processor, add chickpeas, liquid, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, salt, 3 tablespoons olive oil, and onions. Your next step is to blend together until everything is combined and hummus is smooth. Serve with pita bread, veggies, or crackers. Makes 12 one-third cup servings.
Per serving: 126 calories; 4.5 g protein; 13 g carbohydrate; 7 g fat; 1 mg cholesterol; 3.5 g fiber; 308 mg sodium.