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?
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.
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! 😉
- 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
Cook your chickpeas or drain and wash if they are canned. Place into the food processor.
Add in your carrots and blend together, adding a splash of water as needed.
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.
Finally put into a serving bowl and garnish with your spices and pile some pine nuts into the middle of the dish.