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Roasted Carrot Hummus

Roasted Carrot Hummus





1 lb baby carrots cut in half

3-4 cloves garlic

4 tablespoon O&V Unflavored EVOO (plus more for serving) – See Chef Note

1 teaspoon cumin powder

½ teaspoon kosher salt

½ teaspoon pepper

3 tablespoons tahini

1 tablespoon chopped parsley or cilantro

1 lemon, juiced

Toasted and salted pepitas or sunflower seeds for garnish





Preheat oven to 400F. Toss carrots and garlic with the EVOO, cumin, salt and pepper. Roast for 20-25 minutes (stirring once).


Remove from the oven and cool slightly. Place carrots and garlic in a food processor with the tahini, parsley/cilantro, lemon juice. Process until smooth adding the ¼ cup chilled water one tablespoon at a time until you achieve the consistency you like. Season with salt and pepper to taste


Transfer to a bowl, drizzle with additional EVOO and garnish with pepitas and parsley/cilantro leaves. Serve with assorted vegetables, pita bread or oven toasted pita chips, and crackers.






Serves 4

Active time: 10 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes (including time to cool the cooked carrots)




Chef Note

  • The Unflavored EVOO helps bring out the sweetness of the caramelized carrots. Sometimes, I substitute with our Moroccan Spice oil for a little more heat and spice or with our Blood Orange oil to add citrusy sweetness.





* The Unflavored EVOO enhances the sweetness of the caramelized carrots. You can substitute with another high-quality oil. Most high quality EVOO’s (with low acidity below 0.5) will withstand the 400F cooking temperature and remember that better quality ingredients yield tastier and healthier foods too.












Categories: Snacks & Sides, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Carrot Hummus, Appetizer, Fall appetizer, Healthy Halloween Snack, Mediterranean Diet, Easy,


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  • Susan R
    October 29, 2021

    Wow. This dip is fantastic! My vegan friends will love it and the carnivores will, too! Thanks, Chef Veera, for this great appetizer recipe.

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