Roasted Carrot Hummus

9 Ratings
Recipe courtesy ofValerie Bertinelli

Total: 1 hr 5 min Cook: 25 min

Yield: 4 servings

Level: Easy



  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, unpeeled
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin 
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 
  • 3 tablespoons tahini 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro, plus 1 teaspoon for garnish 
  • 1 lemon, juiced 
  • Serving suggestions: pita chips and assorted crudites, such as endive, baby bell peppers, radishes, blanched green beans and Persian cucumbers 


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  • On a baking sheet, toss the carrots and garlic cloves with 1 tablespoon olive oil and the cumin, salt and pepper. Roast until the carrots are tender and lightly caramelized, stirring halfway through, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool until warm. Peel the garlic cloves.

  • In a food processor, combine the roasted carrots and garlic with the tahini, cilantro, lemon juice and 5 tablespoons water. Pulse until smooth. With the processor running, slowly add 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil. Transfer to a serving bowl. Make a small well in the center of the hummus and fill with olive oil. Sprinkle the remaining 1 teaspoon cilantro over the top. Serve with crudites and pita chips.

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9 Ratings

This is a unique twist to my traditional hummus that I make often.  My family enjoyed the sweetness from carrot, the smokeyness from roasting carrots & garlic.  I added a little cayenne pepper for some heat.  The bright orange color makes it a great healthy dip for Halloween. See All Reviews Post Review

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