Sweet and Savory Carrot Hummus

Lately, I have been loving hummus with everything I eat!

 

At my house, we never have any of the right ingredients to make anything and so I am left with the strangest of things to work with. This has resulted in one of my new favorites: pita bread, hummus and random vegetables all grilled on a panni press, delicious!

 

Anyway, in the process of making my little pita snack, I decided I wanted to make my own flavored hummus since a lot of the ones at the store have ingredients I don’t want to be in my food, like ever. And the good ones are super over priced, I mean its some beans and spices thrown into a food processor, how hard could that be?

Sweet And Savory Carrot Hummus | Read more to find out how to make your very own hummus within minutes! It's sweet and savory which is perfect for everyone including the kids, picky eaters and world-class dining type of people.

 

 

I took it upon myself to make a really good hummus that would be cheap and would taste really, really good. My thought process lead me to create a carrot flavored hummus since everyone already loves dipping carrots into hummus, so I thought It would be nice to incorporate them into the dip to add a really good flavor.

 

Plus this hummus is great for kids, and they like it even though it’s healthy! Because a lot of kids are very picky about what they will eat, it can be really hard! This hummus, because of the carrots, has less of the full traditional flavor but leans toward the sweeter side which a lot of kids prefer, or so I assume after asking my younger cousins.

Sweet And Savory Carrot Hummus | Read more to find out how to make your very own hummus within minutes! It's sweet and savory which is perfect for everyone including the kids, picky eaters and world-class dining type of people.

 

 

But don’t worry, this hummus is still super flavorful and not bland at all, once you add the spices it will definitely amplify more traditional flavors, of course depending on what you like. But even my mom, the absolute lover of spice she is, said she likes it as is, which was supper surprising honestly. If your do find yourself wanting more of a traditional flavor, you can more lemon and tahini or heavily top it with paprika for more of a kick.

 

And to make this recipe, its really simple, alls you have to do throw it into a food processor, just my style! 😉

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Carrot Hummus

Course Appetizer
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

For Hummus

  • 1/2 Cup Chickpeas/Garbanzo beans About one can
  • 1/3 Cup Carrots I used around 10-15 baby carrots
  • 6 Tbsp Tahini
  • 5 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tsp Fresh Garlic

Garnish and Spices

  • 1 Tbsp Pinenuts
  • 1 Tbsp Paprika
  • 1/2 Tbsp Cumin
  • 1 Tbsp Oregano
  • 1/2 Tbsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp Pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook your chickpeas or drain and wash if they are canned. Place into the food processor.

  2. Add in your carrots and blend together, adding a splash of water as needed.

  3. Next add in tahini, lemon juice and garlic and blend until smooth. Taste along the way to see if you want to add more or less of these essential flavors. 

  4. Finally put into a serving bowl and garnish with your spices and pile some pine nuts into the middle of the dish. 

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18 Comments

  1. August 16, 2017 / 12:43 am

    YUM! I’ve never made my own hummus but you make it sound so easy. My favourite addition to hummus is Sweet potato 🙂

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.
    http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.nz/

    • August 16, 2017 / 1:56 am

      I would have never thought sweet potato and hummus would be good together, I’ll have to try it out! Thanks for reading Paula!

  2. August 16, 2017 / 3:05 am

    I eat hummus almost every day. Thank you for this incredible recipe! I will have to give it ago. Xo, Ellese

    Rock.Paper.Glam.

    • August 16, 2017 / 3:14 am

      It’s super delicious and easy, hope you give it a try! Thanks for reading Ellese!

    • August 17, 2017 / 5:53 pm

      It’s so delicious, you should definitely try it out! Thanks for reading Violette!

  3. August 17, 2017 / 3:51 pm

    this looks so tasty! thanks for sharing the recipe:)

    irinathayer.com

    • August 17, 2017 / 5:56 pm

      You should definitely try it out, so delicious! Thanks for reading Iria!

    • August 21, 2017 / 2:21 am

      Thanks for checking out my posts! I hope you love this recipe!

  4. August 21, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    I am OBSESSED with hummus! This kind looks so good 🙂 You should try spreading some on a chicken breast if you eat meat – such a yummy way to season it!

    Lauren | https://dailydoseofcharm.com

    • August 21, 2017 / 10:44 pm

      This hummus is seriously so good, you should definitely try it out! And by the way I love your blog!

  5. August 26, 2017 / 6:45 am

    This hummus sounds delicious and I love that it doesn’t contain all the weird stuff you’d find hummus you’d buy in the store. I can’t wait to try out this recipe!

    -Helen
    http://www.sweethelengrace.com

    • August 27, 2017 / 12:04 am

      Yes you should try it out, I love how natural it is. Thanks for reading!

  6. September 10, 2017 / 1:40 pm

    I don’t cook, but you’ve explained it so well – I am sure even I can do it! 😀 Beautiful recipe, love hummus!

    Naya // http://www.partyparrotblog.com

    • September 10, 2017 / 4:15 pm

      You so could! And it’s worth it for sure 😉

    • September 23, 2017 / 1:39 am

      Thanks Aliona!

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