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Mezze: Carrot Hummus

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What? Carrot Hummus? We’re not kidding.

While Jaime was reading on up spice combinations for the first ever M&D workshop earlier this week, I was poking around to learn about dips and spreads made with ingredients other than the beloved chickpea. Surely enough, there’s a history within Eastern Mediterranean cooking of making a hummus like dip with carrots. While recipes vary in their method (cooked or uncooked carrots?) and additional ingredients (add yogurt or no?), carrot dip sounded universally delicious.

I set out to create a recipe of my own. Taste-testers thus far (n=2) have confirmed that this dip is yummy. Try it out and let us know what else you’d add. –jacque

Ingredients

5 carrots, washed, peeled, and cut

2 tablespoons olive oil

a pinch or two of sea salt

3 cloves of garlic

1 teaspoon coriander seeds

1/2 teaspoon cumin

2/3 cup cilantro, finely chopped

1 tablespoon red pepper paste

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Wash and peel carrots. Cut into 3-inch long spears.

3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Put carrots on baking sheet and toss with olive oil and sea salt. Roast in oven for ~20 minutes.

4. While carrots are roasting, chop garlic and cilantro in food processor.

5. In an oil-free saute pan, toast the coriander seeds and cumin over low heat. This brings out the flavor of the spices.

6. Once roasted, add carrots to food processor and mix throughly with garlic and cilantro.

7. Stir in spices and pepper paste. Salt to taste and serve.

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2 comments on “Mezze: Carrot Hummus

  1. Move Eat Create
    July 18, 2013

    I vote all kinds of yes for this! It seems genius if you ask me.

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About Jacque & Jaime

Jaime and Jacque are two gals who discovered a mutual passion for Mediterranean flavors and ingredients and never turned back. They started Mezze & Dolce to share this love, their recipes, and their inspirations with the world. Follow them at www.mezzeanddolce.com.

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