Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Carrot Hummus

Recipe Author: Simmie Sinow



While traditionally, hummus is made with chickpeas, this is a great alternative for those that don't want a starchy dip or for those (like me) who don't like chickpeas. I suppose you could call it "mock hummus."

This is the full recipe. I made half of this and it was more than enough.

4 cups mashed carrots
1/4 cup tahini (make sure there's no sugar in it)
1/4 cup lime juice
2 garlic cloves, minced or 2 tsp granulated garlic
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp ground cumin

Mix all the above ingredients together well and enjoy either hot or cold.

Use veggies for dipping or use as a topping to a salad.

Notes:
  • 4 cups of mashed carrots is approximately 12 cups of raw carrots sliced/diced.
  • If you "don't do spicy," in place of the cayenne pepper, you can use any hot spice -- cracked red peppers would work; but honestly, the amount of cayenne is not enough to even detect with your taste buds!
  • This could also be made with a yam/sweet potato or with zucchini.


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