Bold and Bright Carrot Hummus- 3rd Prize!

I am happy to present the 3rd prize winner in the 2006 NJFV Recipe Contest.

Candace McMenamin of South Carolina took the honors for her delicious entry:  Bold and Bright Carrot Hummus.  Candy will receive 2 signed copies of Not Just for Vegetarians as her prize.

This flavorful, brilliantly-colored hummus was a real treat. Ingredients were perfectly measured, nice smooth consistency, lovely bright orange color and most important of all, great taste. We enjoyed this hummus on veggie burgers, crackers and bread. Hope you will try it too. Thanks Candy for a great recipe! Check out even  more hummus options, courtesy of the Veggie Table, at the end of this post….Enjoy!


Bold and Bright Carrot Hummus

¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons water, divided*

1 1/2 cups chopped carrots

1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo bean, rinsed and drained

¼ cup tahini (sesame seed paste)

2 tablespoons pine nuts

2 tablespoons lime juice

3 cloves garlic, quartered

¼ teaspoon paprika

½ teaspoon cumin

2 tablespoons snipped parsley

In a covered saucepan, bring ¼ cup water to boil.  Add carrots and cook 6-8 minutes or until tender.  Drain.  In a food processor bowl combine carrots, garbanzo beans, tahini, pine nuts, lime juice, garlic, paprika, cumin and remaining 2 tablespoons water.  Cover and process until mixture is smooth.  Place in serving bowl and stir in parsley.  Cover and refrigerate at least one hour.  Serve with assorted carrot and celery sticks and/or pita bread wedges.  *Stir in more water, 1 tablespoon at a time, to make of dipping consistency if necessary. 

PS: If you are looking for even more ideas and variations for hummus, check out this excellent link from the Veggie Table. Laura , host of the Veggie Table has also recently joined the world of Blogland so make sure to check her new blog while you are visiting her interesting and informative site.  


5 responses

  1. Hi Geraldine,

    Thanks for linking to my hummus variations. This carrot hummus does sound delicious – I’ll definitely give it a try!

    BTW, my blog isn’t linked anywhere from my Veggie Table site; you can get to it by clicking my name on this post.

    Have a great weekend, everyone!

  2. Oops, my mistake Laura, I assumed there was a link to your blog from your site homepage. Glad you stopped by.
    This carrot hummus is delicious and a beautiful brilliant orange color too, part of the appeal! Iook forward to trying some of the variations on your site, artichokes yummmm….to name one.
    Have a great weekend too. G šŸ™‚

  3. Would you be able to provide the nutritional stats on the hummus recipe – love this stuff adn will try this recipe but like to keep track of calories – do the pine nuts make a difference.

    I am a foodie by nature and love healthy eating – this is a fun site.

  4. Sorry Linda can’t help with exact nutritional info. on this recipe. This was an entry in my 2006 recipe contest and entrants weren’t required to submit more than the recipe itself. Shouldnt be too hard to guesstimate the calories though, by adding up all calories in ingredients and then dividing by servings. Thanks for visiting Veggies….

  5. Thanks for the hint. I just love the stuff and variations are great but bad for my diet! Take care, Linda. PS – I do not presently have a blog.

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