This carrot hummus is super easy to make and tastes delicious. The carrots give it a lovely subtle sweetness and that pretty orange color. Make it in just 10 minutes with 7 simple ingredients. Suitable for vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free diets.
This carrot hummus is a delicious twist on the classic chickpea and tahini dip.
It's soft, light, fluffy and super easy to make! Trust me. It couldn't be much easier.
I like to use carrot hummus in sandwiches and wraps, on falafels, for a party, barbecue or tailgate. And of course, for dipping fresh vegetables into. Heck, it's so good I'm sure you'll find loads of uses for it.
How to make carrot hummus - step by step tutorial
Let me show you in pictures just how quick and easy carrot hummus is to make.
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1. Chop the carrots and cook until soft. You can steam, boil or even roast them.
2. Add the cooked carrots to a high speed blender (a food processor or hand blender will work too, but might take a little longer).
3. Drain the chickpeas over a bowl to catch the chickpea water (aquafaba).
4. Add the drained chickpeas, olive oil, tahini, crushed garlic, lemon juice, ground cumin and salt and pepper to the blender, along with 2 tbsp of the chickpea water. The chickpea water helps it to get really smooth and fluffy, but is optional.
5. Blend until smooth.
Ingredients for Carrot Hummus
You will need:
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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.
I like to serve it with some mixed seeds, a sprinkling of ground cumin and a little drizzle of olive oil.
Try it on toast for breakfast
As a dip for raw veggies
Use it instead of butter or mayo in sandwiches
It's perfect with falafels
Try it on salad or in a Buddha bowl
Have more carrots to use up? Here are some more great carrot recipes:
Carrot Moscow Mule Cocktail
Carrot Pizza with Carrot Pizza Sauce
Coconut Carrot Flapjacks
Sweet Potato Carrot Soup
Vegan Carrot Cake
Carrot Lentil Hot Dogs
Carrot Maple Cake (not vegan)
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Easy Carrot Hummus
- colander or drainer
- can opener
- high speed blender
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.