Roasted Carrot Hummus

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I love a quickly prepared appetiser. My Roasted Carrot Hummus is ideal when you are entertaining, or looking for a delicious and nutritious snack!

I was speaking with my good friend Erica from Bring Your Own Kombucha recently.

Erica was keen for a couple of easily prepared, healthy treats for Easter. I suggested one of my favourite dips, my Roasted Carrot Hummus! (Be sure to check back to the blog on Wednesday, for one of my favourite sweet treats!) This recipe is very special to me – it was gifted to me by a dear friend who is no longer with us.

When it comes to Easter, several things come to mind;

Chocolate, of course! (That is where Wednesday comes in…!) Another thing I immediately think of is the favourite snack of the Easter Bunny – carrots! So, I thought it was the perfect time to share this delicious dip recipe. I previously shared with you my Easy Hummus – a traditional version of this scrumptious dip. My Roasted Carrot Hummus is made in a similar way, but with the addition of carrots which have been roasted to perfection – bringing out their natural sweetness, and a slightly caramelised flavour.

I shared a little history of Hummus in my previous recipe, but in case you didn’t see it, here’s a little information for you now:

The exact origin of hummus is uncertain. It has crossed many borders, being enjoyed by people throughout the Middle East and Greece. Whatever its origin, almost everyone knows hummus, the quintessential chickpea dip. Hummus has a few different spellings, depending on the region.

Regular readers of the blog will know I am big on recipes which are made from scratch, as I love to know that my food doesn’t contain any artificial preservatives, colours or flavours. I also believe that nothing tastes better than homemade food, and my Dips are no exception to this rule!

To prepare my Roasted Carrot Hummus, I cut my carrots into small pieces, and roast with a little olive oil and salt.

Once they’re cooked, I set them aside to cool slightly. I then add the carrots and the remaining ingredients to a small blender. Once blended and smooth, I adjust the seasoning accordingly – and that is it! Simple, delicious and nutritious – my three favourite words when it comes to food and eating!

I love to serve my Roasted Carrot Hummus with veggie sticks (celery, carrot, cucumber, radish) and my Mixed Seed Crackers! Top with some roasted chickpeas or cayenne pepper for extra texture and flavour, or enjoy the vibrant colour as is!

I do hope you’ll give this delicious recipe a try – let me know in the comments below what you think! And be sure to say hi to Erica over at Bring Your Own Kombucha – her blog has been one of my favourites for so long!

See you on Wednesday for a Sweet Treat! πŸ™‚

Alex xx

Roasted Carrot Hummus
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Roasted Carrot Hummus

Packed full of flavour and nutrition, my Roasted Carrot Hummus is a twist on the classic favourite dip!

Course Appetiser, Entree, Nibbles, Starter
Cuisine Greek, Middle Eastern
Keyword appetiser, delicious, dip, easy, gluten free, hummus, nibbles, roasted carrot, roasted carrot hummus, simple, starter, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 183 kcal
Author Alexandra

Ingredients

  • 300 g carrots peeled and chopped
  • 20 ml olive oil 5ml for roasting carrot, 15ml for dip
  • 150 g chickpeas I use organic canned
  • 1/2 cup water add additional water if too thick
  • 30 ml lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 30 ml tahini well stirred
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste

To Serve:

  • roasted chickpeas, cayenne pepper or a drizzle of olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 200 Degrees C (390 F).

    Chop carrots into small pieces (approximately 1 inch/2.5 cm).

    Place in roasting dish with 1 teaspoon of oil and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

  2. Roast the carrots for approximately 35 minutes, or until they are tender.

    Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

  3. Add the chickpeas to a small blender, along with the carrots, remaining ingredients and some of the water. (Add the water gradually to achieve desired thickness).

    Blend until smooth.

  4. Adjust the seasoning and texture to your liking.

    Serve in a dish with cayenne pepper, a drizzle of olive oil or some roasted chickpeas.

  5. I liked to serve my hummus with some veggie sticks and crackers.

Recipe Notes

*Tahini is a sesame paste, available in all major supermarkets. You may find with some brands of tahini that it has separated. There will be thick paste on the bottom of the jar and a fair degree of oil on the top. You will need to stir these two together to form a smooth paste.

*Some tins of chickpeas may seem to lack flavour, requiring much more salt and lemon than the others. Adjust the flavour and the texture to suit your requirements.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Carrot Hummus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 183 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 58mg3%
Potassium 383mg11%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 12530IU251%
Vitamin C 8.3mg10%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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174 Comments on “Roasted Carrot Hummus”

  1. I would have never thought to use carrots to make hummus. My daughter loves taking baby carrots to school to dip in peanut butter. I bet she would love this carrot hummus recipe!


  2. What a fun idea to use carrots as the base for hummus! I’ve made a carrot dip before, but never in hummus form. I’m a huge fan of hummus, though, so I definitely want to try this one out. So colorful and perfect for Easter, too!

  3. I love hummus and I canΒ΄t wait to try this new recipe.
    I can already imagine the sweetness of the carrots making perfect sense in my beloved paste and giving it even more texture.
    Hummm!

  4. I do love hummus but carrots are the one vegetable that I don’t really get along with. I am looking forward to another hummus recipe, maybe a roasted onion or a roasted peppers one? πŸ™‚

  5. Oh yum, this looks gorgeous! We just made babaganoush the other day, but will give this one a try the next time.

  6. Look’s interesting! I’m not a fan of hummus but I have some friends who would love this recipe! I’ll be sure to share it!


  7. Wow, I love carrots so much. It is healthy I love trying different dishes for it. I will definitely try this.


  8. Wow that’s a flavor packed hummus. Never thought of adding carrots to hummus. Easter color mixed in hummus makes it very seasonal and festive too.


  9. I have never tried this before, but I absolutely love roasted carrots. What an amazing idea. I can just imagine the sweetness of the carrots really add to a typical hummus. Nice touch – can’t wait to try this out.


  10. This looks really good! I have to make some lifestyle changes, including cutting back on sugar and salt. One of the menu suggestions includes hummus, so I’m definitely going to try this. Saving it now to print out!

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  15. Never thought of making carrot hummus but I am sure my son would love th is version because of the sweetness, love the colour too.


  16. I love hummus, but I haven’t had a chance to prepare it on my own. I also haven’t tried it with carrots … looks like a yummy option to me! πŸ™‚

  17. I haven’t tried to make my own hummus yet. I have been debating. I need to just get the guts up and make it!


  18. Oh, that looks really delicious and yummy recipe to give a try. I really love carrots and I think this is the best way to eat carrots with the kids.

  19. WOW! Suoper creative recipe here Alexandra! Who would have thought about blending carrots and making hummus? Personally, I eat carrots raw or put them in stews. One kitchen experiment for Easter this is, right?


  20. This is another healthy hummus. I am always in search of variation in hummus. I am going to give it try as it is great color and delicious with bowl of chips.

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  27. I’ve been obsessed with hummus for a while now. I have it with everythinggg. It’s soo yummy! The best part is that it’s healthy. I’m definitely trying this recipe!

  28. This dish should be very good for eyesight. I know carrot is full of vitamin A, antioxidants and great for eye-sight. Going to try this out The ingredients are cheap and always have in our home.


  29. I think its amazing how many different kinds of hummus there are now! I might have to try this one though. My daughter might eat it, because she loves carrots.


  30. I enjoy carrots several times a week because of their health benefits. I’m on a hunt today for recipes that I can get the grandkids to eat and this one would work perfectly. They have started complaining about eating carrots so you just solved my problem.

    1. I am so pleased that this recipe will help you with your grandchildren. It can be tricky finding food that they will enjoy. Good luck. πŸ™‚


  31. We love hummus especially the healthy ones. We are always looking for ways to make hummus in different ways. I am going to give this one a try with some chips!

    1. Yes, Myrah, there are so many variations and I’ve yet to meet one that I don’t like. It’s great to have a healthy snack. Enjoy. πŸ™‚

    1. I am sorry to hear that Jasmine, it’s terrible that your husband is allergic. I hope you will find another recipe which is better suited. πŸ™‚

  32. Roasted carrots for a hummus recipe is such a good idea. This is something I can really get behind in serving to the kids!

    1. Rosey, roasting the carrots really enhances their natural flavour and works well in this hummus. It’s a great snack to serve to kids. Enjoy. πŸ™‚

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