Looking down at a bowl of carrot hummus next to fresh carrots and a teaspoon of seeds.
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5 from 3 votes

Easy Carrot Hummus

This easy carrot hummus is bursting with flavor. It's quick and easy, plus the carrots give it a subtly sweet taste and beautiful orange color.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dips and Spreads
Cuisine: American, Middle Eastern
Servings: 10
Calories: 92kcal
Author: Kate Hackworthy | Veggie Desserts
Cost: 5

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (300g) chopped carrots
  • 1 can (15oz/400g) chickpeas (reserve the water from the can)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Steam or boil the carrots until soft. You could roast them too.
  • Drain the chickpeas over a bowl to collect the chickpea water (aquafaba).
  • Add the carrots and chickpeas, plus 2 tbsp of the chickpea water, to a blender along with all the other ingredients.
  • Blend for a few minutes until thick and creamy. You may need to scrape the sides down occasionally.
  • Serve with vegetables or spread onto toasted sourdough.

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Notes

  • I've simply steamed the carrots, but you could also boil or roast them for this hummus. I've done that often and it's delicious.
  • Add a large pinch of smoked paprika for a beautifully smoky taste.
  • Leave out the cumin and add in some fresh dill - it pairs well with carrots.
  • You can use a blender, hand blender or food processor to whiz up the hummus. A high speed blender gives best results, but with the other methods you'll just have to blend for a bit longer and scrape the sides down more often.
  • My trick for an extra soft and fluffy hummus is to add 2 tbsp of the chickpea water (aquafaba) when blending. This is optional though!
  • Double this recipe for a party or crowd.
  • This recipe is great if your carrots are looking a bit old and past their best. Just whiz them into a tasty hummus and help to reduce food waste.

Nutrition

Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4284IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg