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Carrot Hummus

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Pair this delicious, flavorful carrot hummus with a colorful veggie platter for the perfect appetizer at any party! It’s festive, nutritious, and the best way to kick off a day of joyful snacking.

Recipe and photo by Dafna Ben-Zeev of @freshlydafna!


  • 1 lb carrots, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 4 Tbsp avocado oil, divided
  • 2 tsp salt, divided  
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 
  2. In a bowl medium mix together 2 Tbsp avocado oil, 1 tsp salt, cumin, and paprika. Add the carrots and toss until carrots are well seasoned and glistening. 
  3. Spread carrots evenly on baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes, or until the carrots are soft and easily pierced with a knife. 
  4. Let carrots cool slightly, then transfer to food processor or high powered blender. 
  5. Blend with remaining 2 Tbsp of avocado oil, tahini, water, and lemon until smooth.  
  6. Taste and add more cumin, lemon, and/or salt to taste. 
  7. Serve with a cornucopia of fresh veggies, crackers, or toasted bread!

Carrot Hummus Notes and Variations

This carrot hummus also makes a great sandwich spread so be sure to make an extra batch to keep on hand! You can also try inviting other roasted veggies to the party, like bell pepper or eggplant.

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