Roasted Garlic + Carrot Hummus

by Rachel | Studio Cuisine on October 16, 2012

After all the sweets I’ve been sharing, I figured it was time for a healthy recipe. A palate cleanser, if you will.

When I got a five-pound bag of carrots from my produce delivery this Sunday, I knew I had to get started on using them up before they went bad. As much as I love my veggies, I tend to have issues using them up as fast as I’d like to. It’s recipes like these that ensure I never get bored using up a five-pound bag of carrots.

This hummus is a great way to trick your kids or the non-veggie lover in your life into eating the good stuff. Just look at that orange color! I know I’m intrigued by that alone. Blitz some chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), roasted carrots, and garlic in your blender and you’ve got a smooth and flavorful dip ready in no time at all.

Roasted Garlic + Carrot Hummus

Recipe Type: Snack, Dip
Author: Rachel
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Serves: 1 cup
Ingredients
  • 1 cup roughly chopped carrots
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 3/4 cup cooked garbanzo beans
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line baking sheet with foil or parchment. In a bowl, coat carrots in 1 tbsp olive oil and spread in one layer on baking sheet. Cut tops off of each clove of garlic (mine were still attached to the stem itself) and coat with a small amount of olive oil (a Misto works great for this). Wrap cloves in foil and set on baking sheet with carrots.
  3. Roast for 20-25 minutes until carrots are fork tender. Carefully unwrap garlic cloves and allow to cool along with carrots until easy to handle.
  4. In your food processor, combine garbanzo beans, roasted carrots, garlic (squeezed out of the peel), 4 tbsp olive oil, sea salt, and paprika until desired consistency is reached. Add extra olive oil as necessary to thin out.
  5. Yields 1 cup of hummus.
Notes

Prep time includes roasting time for carrots and garlic.

Recipe adapted from The Year in Food.


Yep, definitely need a manicure.

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1 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction October 16, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Oh, I like the idea of putting carrots in hummus! Must try!
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2 rachelr0301 October 17, 2012 at 10:14 am

It was definitely tasty! Let me know if you try it out!

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3 Neil October 16, 2012 at 2:16 pm

im hungry now, its almost lunch time
maybe off to mideastern grocer
looks real yummy

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4 rachelr0301 October 17, 2012 at 10:14 am

Thanks Dad :)

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5 Finland Blog October 20, 2012 at 2:31 am

Amazing whja can be done with the plain old carrot
We use carrots alot in Finland,especially at Christmas where carrots are mashed with cream and nutmeg
I will try with Hummos,sounds asty

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