Lemony Carrot Dip
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- Ready In:
- 6 carrots, peeled, cut into chunks or 12 baby carrots, which won't need to be peeled
- 1⁄2 lemon, juice of
- 1⁄4 cup cumin seed, toasted, to sprinkle
- salt, to taste
- fresh ground pepper, to taste
- Cook the carrots in boiling salted water for 15 minutes or until soft, or cook them for 40 minutes in an oven pre-heated to 180°C.
- Mash or blend the carrots with lemon juice, season and top with the toasted cumin seeds.
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Three simple ingredients that form a delectable bite. Decided to roast my carrots which added to their sweetness and flavor. Did notice the lower moisture content meant I needed to add a touch of vegetable broth which worked out just fine. Decided to take the lemon a tad bit further and added a small amount of finely diced preserved lemon in addition to the fresh juice. The contrast in taste and texture of the cumin was wonderful and I was glad I tossed the seeds in the oven about three minutes before the carrots were done. Served with red pepper wedges and celery sticks. Bravo.
We really enjoyed this dip although I did take a few liberties with the recipe. I spread some leftover Garlic Aioli from Amazing Artichoke Toasts Recipe #124397 onto slices of french bread and placed them under the broiler. When they were slightly toasted I added a little more aioli and the carrot dip and placed under broiler... when they were done I sprinkled them with the toasted cumin seed and placed a bell pepper slice on the top of each one. I really enjoyed this recipe! It is a dip with a lot of flavor, even with so few ingredients... the toasted cumin really balances out the lemon. Great recipe Mordreth, hope you don't mind that I used my artistic license. Thanks!!!
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