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! 🙂
Roasted Carrot Hummus
- 300 g carrots peeled and chopped
- 20 ml olive oil 5ml for roasting carrot, 15ml for dip
- 150 g chickpeas I use organic canned
- ½ 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
- roasted chickpeas, cayenne pepper or a drizzle of olive oil
For accuracy, we recommend weighing your ingredients. This will produce the best results.
- 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 ½ teaspoon of salt.
- Roast the carrots for approximately 35 minutes, or until they are tender.Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
- 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.
- Adjust the seasoning and texture to your liking.Serve in a dish with cayenne pepper, a drizzle of olive oil or some roasted chickpeas.
- I liked to serve my hummus with some veggie sticks and crackers.
The nutritional information is an estimate only, and is derived from online calculators. For accurate results, we recommend calculating the nutritional information based on the ingredients and brands you use.
This is a delicious and unique twist – the roasted carrots add such a yummy flavour.
Thank you Catherine 🙂
This Hummus looks delicious with roasted carrot.I really love this idea of using roasted carrot for hummus.I want to try it.
Thank you Amila, please let me know if you try making it. 🙂
Oh yum! That is absolutely tasty!
I am so pleased that you like the recipe, Joy.
This roasted carrot hummus looks delicious and super easy to do. I love dipping all type of veggies in hummus.
It is a great, healthy snack Norma and so easy to make. 🙂
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!
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. 🙂
I enjoy carrots several times a week because of their health benefits. I have been on a hunt today for recipes that I can get the grandkids to eat and this one works perfectly. They have started complaining about eating carrots so you just solved my problem.
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. 🙂
Love this – the carrots bring such a beautiful colour and sweet flavour to a classic dish!
Hi Sylvie, I agree, the carrots do add beautiful flavour and colour. I’m glad you like the recipe. 🙂
Hi Rachel, yes, looks great, tastes great. I hope you enjoy it. 🙂
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.
That’s great Swathi, I hope you enjoy the recipe. 🙂
I really do love Hummus here. I have never tried to make it on my own but this looks pretty doable. I will have to try to make it here.
Hi David, I do hope you will have a try. Let me know if you make it. 🙂