Vegan Carrot Hummus is a colorful and nutritious twist on the classic Middle Eastern dip. This recipe replaces traditional chickpeas with sweet and earthy roasted carrots, resulting in a vibrant and flavorful hummus that’s both vegan and gluten-free. Perfect for dipping fresh vegetables, pita bread, or using as a spread, this Vegan Carrot Hummus is not only delicious but also packed with vitamins and antioxidants. Let’s explore how to make this delightful and healthy dip.
Recipe: Vegan Carrot Hummus
- 3 large carrots, peeled and chopped into 1-inch pieces
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 can (15 ounces) cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
- Juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika (adjust to taste)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2-3 tablespoons water (as needed for consistency)
- Optional garnishes: olive oil, chopped fresh parsley, and a sprinkle of smoked paprika
Roasting the Carrots and Garlic:
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Place the chopped carrots and garlic cloves on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat the vegetables evenly.
- Roast the carrots and garlic in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the carrots are tender and slightly caramelized. Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly.
Preparing the Hummus:
- In a food processor, combine the roasted carrots and garlic, cooked chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, ground cumin, ground coriander, and smoked paprika.
- Process the mixture until it starts to come together. While the food processor is running, drizzle in water, one tablespoon at a time, until you reach your desired hummus consistency. You may need to scrape down the sides of the bowl as you go.
- Taste the hummus and adjust the seasoning with more salt, pepper, or smoked paprika if desired. Blend again to incorporate.
- Transfer the Vegan Carrot Hummus to a serving bowl. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil, sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley, and a dash of smoked paprika for garnish.
- Serve your Vegan Carrot Hummus with fresh vegetable sticks, pita bread, or your favorite crackers.
(recipe makes about 8 servings):
- Calories: 110
- Total Fat: 6g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Sodium: 117mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 11g
- Dietary Fiber: 3g
- Sugars: 2g
- Protein: 3g