Roasted Carrot Hummus is a twist on that chickpea dip everyone loves. Hummus always has chickpeas and tahini which makes it a good source of dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals. In this recipe, the addition of roasted carrots adds another layer of flavour and shows you a variation for this popular dip.
Vegetable dips are an excellent way to add a variety of healthy foods into your diet. If you have a handful of favourite recipes you can make them one after another never getting tired of them.
More Uses for Tahini
Tahini is simply ground sesame seeds and is an essential ingredient in hummus. Every label reader knows there is variation among products so check. The tahini I buy has one ingredient, sesame seeds.
You can often find it in the deli not far from the store bought hummus. Once you have tahini in your fridge you’ll need more than one way to use it. Here are a few ideas:
- Thin tahini with lemon juice or water and drizzle it over raw or roasted vegetables (like roasted carrots).
- Make a tahini dip or dressing for a Buddha Bowl
- Try the Middle Eastern eggplant dip called Baba Ghanoush
- Experiment with different flavourings for hummus
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Canned Chickpeas for Roasted Carrot Hummus
I always keep canned chickpeas in my pantry to make hummus, vegetable stews or curry and even roasted chickpeas. Typically I prefer recipes that use the whole can of anything so I don’t need to think of how I’ll use the rest. This recipe only uses half a cup of chickpeas so I suggest you roast the rest of the chickpeas at the same time you’re roasting the carrots. You can cook them together on the same pan in a 400°F oven for 20-30 minutes. Be sure to pat the chickpeas dry before tossing them with oil, salt and pepper. Add any additional seasoning to them hot out of the oven.
Get The Tools
To puree anything you need a power tool for the job. I think a food processor makes the silkiest, smoothest hummus but a hand blender works too. If you have a fancy blender I’m sure that will also make beautiful hummus.
- A food processor
- Any inexpensive immersion or hand blender
- A high end blender like a VitaMix (which I do not own)
Let me know in the comments below if you tried this or created your own variation of hummus.
More Recipes – Roasted Vegetables
|2 small cloves garlic, minced|
|½ cup chickpeas|
|½ cup olive oil|
|⅓ cup yogurt|
|¼ cup tahini|
|2 Tbsp lemon juice|
|1 tsp cumin|
|2 large carrots, roasted (with oil, salt and pepper)*|
|GARNISH – toasted pumpkin seeds|
- Turn on empty food processor and drop garlic in, let processor chop garlic for a few seconds then stop.
- Add remaining ingredients and process until smooth, 1-2 minutes. Add 1-2 Tbsp water if you prefer a thinner consistency.
- Garnish with toasted pumpkin seeds and serve with raw vegetables or gluten free crackers.
- ROASTING CARROTS – Ideally you roasted enough carrots for dinner and have 2 leftover to make this recipe. If not peel and cut carrots. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake in 400°F oven for 20-30 minutes until soft.