Saturday, February 4, 2012

Baked Asiago Hummus with Caramelized Onions

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

2 TB butter
1 cup red onion (thinly cut into rings)
1/2 tsp brown sugar
15 oz. can garbanzo beans, drained & rinsed
2 TB olive oil
1 TB sesame oil
3 TB water
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/4 tsp rosemary
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 TB plus 1/4 cup finely shredded Asiago cheese
Toasted baguette slices, carrots, & celery for dipping

1. Preheat oven to 450. Melt butter in a pan over medium-low heat; add sugar & stir to dissolve. Add onions; cook & stir 15 minutes or until tender & caramelized. Coarsely chop & set aside.
2. In food processor combine beans, olive oil, sesame oil, water, garlic, rosemary, salt & pepper. Process until smooth. Stir in 2 TB Asiago & spread evenly in pie plate.
3. Top with caramelized onions & 1/4 cup Asiago. Bake 8-10 minutes or until cheese is browned & hummus is heated through.

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