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Recipe

Roast carrot hummus with vegetable crudités

Adding roasted carrot to hummus brings a delightful natural sweetness to this well-loved dip recipe. Serve with vegetable crudités for a fresh summer snack. Created by Emma Galloway for Taste magazine

By Emma Galloway
  • 40 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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For more recipes, tips and inspiration from Emma Galloway, check out her blog mydarlinglemonthyme.com

Ingredients

  • 2 large carrots, peeled and ends trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
  • olive oil
  • fine sea salt
  • 400 gram tin chickpeas or 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoon tahini (check label if eating gluten-free)
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons warm water
  • baby vegetables, to serve (this recipe used radishes, beans, carrots and cucumber)

Method

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 200°C. Slice carrots into bite-sized pieces and transfer to an oven tray.
  • 2
    Scatter over cumin seeds, drizzle with a little olive oil and season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Mix well and roast for 25-30 minutes, turning once or twice during cooking, until carrot is tender and just starting to colour. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool slightly.
  • 3
    Drain tinned chickpeas and rinse well. Place garlic in a food processor or blender and pulse to finely chop before adding drained chickpeas, roast carrot, tahini, lemon juice and 2 Tbsp of warm water. Blend, adding more water as needed, to form a lovely smooth hummus.
  • 4
    Season well with fine sea salt and serve with vegetable crudités to dip. The hummus can be prepared ahead of time and stored in a covered container or jar in the fridge for three or four days.

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