Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
A combination of hummus recipes that I've found online and in recipe books. I especially like this recipe for its cool carrot taste. Very refreshing dip for crackers, veggies, or used in a pita or wrap.
- 8 baby carrots
- 2 cups garbanzo beans (if using canned, about one can, drain and rinse)
- 1 teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)
- 2 garlic cloves (minced)
- 1⁄2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 6 ounces roasted red peppers (about the equivalent of one large bell pepper)
- 1⁄4 cup water
- Add baby carrots to food processor and pulse to mince well.
- Add remaining ingredients, except water.
- Process until all vegetables and beans are well blended and creamy. Process less time for a chunkier hummus.
- Add up to a 1/4 cup water, as needed, to create the desired consistency.
- NOTE: The carrots contain a lot of water. The hummus will not dry out as much as hummus usually does when stored. This will keep for about a week in the fridge. I haven't yet tried freezing this recipe.
- VARIATION: Add some dried dill weed, fresh thyme or basil, or another favorite herb. Cayenne pepper, jalapenos, chilis, or tabasco sauce can be added for a spicy version.
- Makes about 3 cups. Six 1/2 cup servings.
This was great! I love the sweetness of the carrots contrasted with the tiny bite of the garlic. I did tweak this a little bit, though; I went back to tahini (instead of using peanut butter) and probably used too much roasted red pepper. It was a little thin and runny, but that may well be because I used more peppers and possibly more carrots. (I didn't need to add the 1/4 cup water.) It was delicious! Thanks for posting.
This is really good! I made a double batch of it for a pot luck and people really liked it. The carrots were a refreshing addition indeed. I substituted homemade almond butter for the peanut butter and olive oil for the water. After tasting it, I added a lot more salt and garlic and some chili sauce. But I liked that the recipe doesn't have too much of those things to begin with so that you can adjust it to your taste. Thank you for posting this! I will definitely make it again.