Creamy Carrot Hummus (C3)
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.
This is the full recipe. I made half of this and it was more than enough to be a good evening snack option.
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 or strips of pita for dipping
- 4 cups of mashed carrots is approximately 12 cups of raw carrots sliced/diced.
- In place of the cayenne pepper, you can use any hot spice -- cracked red peppers would work; I used Tony Cachere's herb blend, which has a slight "bite" to it, but since this only calls for 1/4 tsp of the cayenne, most likely you won't even notice that bite.
- This could also be made with a yam; keep in mind this would be a starch.
This is going to be my new Go To Snack in the evening after dinner in C3!!!