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An enamel dish with carrot hummus with tortilla chips and cucumber strips.
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5 from 4 votes

Carrot Hummus

This earthy, vegetable packed dip takes the same principles as regular hummus but swaps out the classic chickpeas for sweet and delicious roasted carrots.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Morning Tea, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: carrot hummus, hommus, hummus
Servings: 6
Calories: 146kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds or use a touch less ground cumin if you don’t like the idea of whole seeds in your dip
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 6 carrots large, about 700g/1 1/2 lbs total; peeled and cut into 2"/5cm chunks
  • 2 cloves garlic bruised, skin on
  • 1/2 lemon juice only
  • 1 orange juice only
  • 4 tbs tahini 80g The original recipe says you can use peanut butter instead, I’ve never tried but am sure it would work just fine if tahini isn’t in your pantry
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400⁰F/200⁰C, combination steam setting. If your oven has variable steam settings, use 80%. If not, don't worry! Just set to combi steam at the correct temperature and the oven will work out the humidity for you.
  • Mix the spices, oil and honey in a small bowl. Put the carrots and garlic cloves into a large solid baking tray and add this mixture, tossing to coat. Cook for 20-25 minutes, until the carrots are very soft and beginning to blacken on the edges.
  • Tip the hot carrots into the bowl of a food processor and add the rest of the ingredients. Blend until you have a very smooth puree, adding a touch of water if it’s looking too thick (I rarely need to).
  • Allow to cool and serve slightly warm or at room temperature.

Notes

The hummus will keep, refrigerated, for up to a few days. It also freezes really well. I freeze single sized snack containers of it ready to pop into lunchboxes, where they'll thaw ready to eat by lunchtime.

Nutrition

Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 241mg | Potassium: 299mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 10240IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg