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purple carrot hummus topped with garbanzo beans, zest, fresh herbs, spices and olive oil; in a black bowl on a black background
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4.75 from 4 votes

Carrot Hummus

A very easy-to-make and deliciously healthy carrot hummus that’s easily adaptable to ever color of the carrot rainbow! Simply mix all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Californian
Servings: 8
Author: Daniela Gerson

Ingredients

  • 1 can garbanzo beans drained
  • 2/3 cup tahini
  • 3 carrots steamed & chopped
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2-3 zest & juice lemons about 1/3 cup of lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin or more, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

For the Toppings

  • veggies, chickpeas, nuts, seeds, fresh herbs, olive oil and/or spices. See images below for ideas. optional

Instructions

  • Combine the garbanzo beans, tahini, carrots, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, cumin, and salt in a food processor or blender.
  • With the motor running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil and blend until smooth.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning as needed, adding more olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin or salt if necessary.
  • Serve in a bowl with toppings (optional). See suggestions for topping ideas.

Notes

  • Quality matters. Use the best possible tahini you can find.
  • For a smoother hummus, peel the garbanzo bean skins off. For an even smoother hummus, start with dried chickpeas.
  • If you have a blender or food processor, now is the time to use it! If you don’t, a mortar and pestle + lots of elbow grease works too.
  • Get creative with toppings options. See suggestions in recipe + all the different images for inspiration.
  • Hummus will thicken up in the fridge, dilute with 1 tablespoon of cold water at a time until you get your perfect consistency again
  • Leftover hummus will keep in the fridge a week. 
*Note: to steam the carrots, use a steamer basket if you have one. Otherwise, bring about an inch of water to boil in pot, place the chopped carrots and steam until tender, about 10-20min. Larger pieces of carrot will need more time.
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