Caramelized onions & cheesy chickpea hot-dogs

Caramelized onions & cheesy chickpea hot-dogs

Caramelized onions & cheesy chickpea hot-dogs
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We’re kicking off this SuperBowl themed week with an unusual mix. A chickpea puree hot-dog topped with melted cheese. I know that it’s super trendy right now to take meaty meals and transform them into a vegetarian option, so this might not be as original as I thought. But I swear that it tastes fantastic.

  • Serves12 hot-dogs
  • Prep time10 mins
  • Cook time20 mins
  • Timeout10 mins
  • FreezingFreezes well

Ingredients

  • 12 small buns, sliced in half, or 12 hot-dog buns
  • 1 1/2 cup of grated mozzarella cheese
    Replacement options

    cheddar, or any other cheese

Caramelized onions
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1 yellow onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
    Replacement options

    honey, sugar

Chickpeas
  • 1 can (540 ml) of chickpeas, strained
  • 1/4 cup of 35% cream
  • 1 lemon’s juice
    Replacement options

    lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Sriracha sauce
  • Salt & pepper, as preferred

Steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F.
  2. Caramelized onions: Heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat and then add the onion and maple syrup. Cook for 10 minutes and set aside.
  3. Chickpea puree: Blend all the chickpea ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Set aside.
  4. Hot-dogs: Top every bun with a bit of puree and onions then garnish with the grated cheese. Cook for 6 to 7 minutes then broil until the cheese is golden.

 

Recipe published on August 19, 2018