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Spicy Roasted Carrot Dip

Spicy Roasted Carrot Dip
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The following recipe and photography was provided by recipe developer and food photographer, Ashley Durand of Plate & Pen.

We love dips in my house, and while it’s near impossible to pick a favorite, hummus definitely ranks at the top of my list. It’s hearty and filling and there are a million different ways to make it, so it never gets boring.

Spicy Roasted Carrot Dip

In the spirit of spring, I decided to take my classic homemade hummus and add one of my favorite seasonal veggies – carrots! Roasted with garlic for added flavor, these bright orange veggies provide the most vibrant color and flavor to this already delicious appetizer, in addition to extra vitamins and minerals. A healthy dip with an addicting taste? I call that a win-win!

Topping this dip is especially fun and makes for an enhanced presentation! In terms of herbs and oils, I recommend cilantro, parsley and olive oil, but don’t feel the need to go crazy buying bunch of additional ingredients. I find that using some of the ingredients in the dip as toppings works perfectly!

Spicy Roasted Carrot Dip

Spicy Roasted Carrot Dip


For the Spicy Roasted Carrot Dip

  • 1 can Heinen's garbanzo beans
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 cups carrots, peeled and chopped into rounds
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/3 cup Heinen's tahini
  • 1/3 cup filtered water
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes


  • A handful of pepitas
  • Sliced lemon
  • 1 tomato, small diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • Olive oil, for drizzling
  • Carrots (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper.
  3. Spread the carrots and garlic evenly on the tray and drizzle with two Tbsp. of olive oil.
  4. Roast for 25 minutes.
  5. Once roasted, add the carrots and garlic to a food processor or high-power blender along with the garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, water, extra olive oil and seasonings. Blend until your desired consistency is reached, adding water or olive oil if needed.
  6. Add the blended dip to a large serving bowl and finish with your desired toppings. Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and serve.

Spicy Roasted Carrot Dip

Ashley Durand

By Ashley Durand

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