Spiced Roasted Carrot Hummus

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Posted on June 1, 2015

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Nut Thins. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting brands and companies that help keep my kitchen afloat!

Summer entertaining. Is there anything better? It’s so relaxed and casual compared to the parties that we have at other times of the year. Summer doesn’t require us to squeeze into any fancy outfits. There are no 8-course dinners to prepare and consume. And we definitely don’t have to wrap and exchange elaborate gifts.

All we need are friends and family, a cool pair of sunglasses, the great outdoors and some easy to prepare snacks to keep us fueled up for all our fun summer activities.

One of my favorite snacks to mix up, whether I’m hosting a party or bringing something along to somebody else’s house, is hummus. It’s always a big crowd pleaser. And as far as party munchies go, it’s pretty healthy. We are keeping our bikini bodies in check, friends! Just ignore all those ice cream recipes I’ve been posting lately.

While I never really tire of traditional hummus, I still like to change up the flavor profiles every once in a while. And adding roasted carrots with a dollop of tomato paste and a bunch of spices is one easy way to do that. And the color! I have a huge crush on anything orange. Clothes, accessories, popsicles and snacks. All orange, all the time.

Carrots are usually my dipper of choice with hummus. But since there are all ready a whole pound of carrots in my Spiced Roasted Carrot Hummus, that seemed a bit redundant in this particular case. So instead, I’m reaching for a box of Almond Blue Diamond Nut Thins. I love keeping these crackers around for all my snacking needs because they are (1) tasty, (2) crunchy, (3) perfect with any kind of dip or cheese and (4) totally gluten-free, so I know all my guests can enjoy them. Almond Blue Diamond Nut Thins help make my summer entertaining even easier than it all ready is!



Spiced Roasted Carrot Hummus

Yield: Makes about 4 cups

Spiced Roasted Carrot Hummus


  • 1 lb carrots, trimmed and peeled
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tsp. fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp. coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp. caraway seeds
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 (16 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 6 tablespoons tahini paste
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish, if desired
  • Almond Blue Diamond Nut Thins


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Chop the carrots into large chunks, about 2-inches in size. Toss them in a large bowl with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, the tomato paste, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, caraway seeds and salt. Transfer to a large rimmed baking sheet and roast in your pre-heated oven for 20 minutes. Remove the carrots from the oven and set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Add the chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, water and remaining 4 tablespoons of olive oil to the bowl of your food processor with the blade attachment. Add the roasted carrots, scraping in all the juices and seeds. Process until smooth, stopping to scrap down the sides of the bowl as necessary. If the hummus is too thick, you can add additional olive oil or water until you reach your desired consistency. Taste and adjust for salt.
  4. Transfer the hummus to a bowl. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves, if desired. Serve with Almond Blue Diamond Nut Thins.
  5. Hummus can be stored in an airtight container in your refrigerator for 3-5 days.


1. My recipe for Spiced Roasted Carrot Hummus is vegan. However, the Almond Blue Diamond Nut Thins do contain milk products and thus are not vegan.



  • Ok I think I need this hummus for breakfast! I love that you used carrots in here, Liz! Sounds so delish! I’m practically addicted to hummus, so this looks absolutely perfect!


    • Thanks, Gayle! Totally acceptable for breakfast! 🙂

  • I’m all for hummus, all the time. Since this has veggies in it I can totally just stuff my face with some ice cream later, right? Also, I’ll bring the cocktails, you bring the hummus, DONE.


    • Yup, that is very good logic!

  • Summer entertaining is the BEST. So casual, everyone is a little tipsy and tan… it’s perfect. So is this hoomus 🙂


    • Tipsy and tan. I like it!

  • Ah heck yes! I love the idea of carrot hummus. I bet the carrot adds a nice unique flavor and sweetness – this would be amazing on a wrap! Cheers to all the summer barbecues with all the summer appetizers and all dat hummus!


    • Oh yeah, I totally used it as part of a lettuce wrap too. So good!

  • Delectable, hummus, Liz! Yes, to Summer… but my tan doesn’t roll in till around late July! I’m still in my fleece up here!! hehe! So I’ll be pasty white, munchin on this hummus and BBQ… it’s okay. I’ll take summer any ole’ day!


    • Oh sorry you guys are still chilly up there! But thankfully hummus is great no matter what the weather is!

  • The colors of this hummus are lovely and the slight sweetness of the carrots would pair perfectly with the Nut Thins! Pinning 🙂


    • Thanks, Medha! I love the color too!

  • This sounds delicious! And look at that pretty color. This is my kind of healthy snack!


    • Thank you Natalie!

  • This hummus is out of this world! Love that you used carrots. I’m so excited to try this!


    • Cool! Thanks, Jen!

  • My daughter is a hummus-inhaling machine, so I’ll be making some of this for her, for sure! Sounds delicious!


    • Your daughter will love it! Thanks, Jennifer!

  • PRETTY!!! That color is just stunning and I just love the styling of it all! 😉


    • Awwww…thanks Nicole!

  • Liz, this is totally genius! I LOVE it! I would happily dip carrots in this and not feel redundant at all.


    • Ha ha! Ok, more carrots then!

  • Oh how I love hummus! This looks both beautiful and tasty.


    • Thanks, Valerie. Let me know if you try it out!

  • Yummy! I must try such hummus when I have carrots 🙂


    • Sounds like a good plan!

  • GAH. I’m dying over the gorgeous color of this hummus, Liz! I never would have thought to throw carrots into my hummus, but it totally makes sense since I already DIP carrots in my hummus!


    • Thanks, Sarah! I love the color too!

  • Mmmmm!!!!!! I loooove hummus so much, but I’ve never made it with carrot before! What an amazing idea. I definitely have to try this. Thank you so much for sharing!


    • I hope you get to try it out! Thanks!

  • I’ve never thought to put roasted carrots in hummus before but I bet it adds just the perfect sweet dimension! I also have a crush on anything orange so I’m definitely going to try this for my next summer shindig.


    • Oh you’re going to love this hummus, Sarah!

  • Oh I love adding things to my hummus!!


    • Meeee toooo! 🙂

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