Bringing you my delicious Roasted Carrot Hummus! This healthy protein rich, creamy dip is a sure shot crowd pleaser. And I promise, you’ll never go back to store-bought hummus again!
A good hummus really draws attention with its texture and flavour. It’s not complicated to make in the least. The ingredients are few and you can easily play around with the taste, according to your preference. Basic hummus is like a blank canvas, ready to absorb a variety of flavours like I did with this Roasted Carrot Hummus.
Roasting vegetables is my favourite way of cooking them. It’s an easy hands off method and brings the best out of them. Roasting caramelizes natural sugars in the vegetables, making flavours intense and slightly sweet. And those little crispy charred bits are pure gold! So for this recipe, I just massaged a couple of carrots and garlic cloves with olive oil, seasoned with salt & pepper, threw in the oven for 20 minutes. That’s it!
One of my best kitchen hacks is to have cooked chickpeas in my freezer at all times. It’s so handy for whipping up quick curries, adding to salads, smooshing for sandwiches..and of course for hummus. It takes all of five minutes to make this dip once you have the chickpeas handy..no more, trust me.
So here’s a dreamy light hummus, golden hued from the carrots and turmeric, flecked with green cilantro ( coriander). Spoon it on to a plate or a bowl, make little swirls, pour over some olive oil. You can add some pomegranate arils, toasted sesame, pumpkin seeds, maybe some cooked chickpeas, paprika…really anything you fancy.
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