Hummus with carrots and honey: the recipe for the sweet and aromatic variant

ingredients
  • Organic carrots
    250 grams
    • 286 kcal

  • Already cooked chickpeas
    150 grams
    • 120 kcal

  • homemade bread or wholemeal bread


    4 slices
  • Fresh ginger
    3 cm
    • 30 kcal

  • Garlic
    1 clove
    • 0 kcal

  • Honey


    1 teaspoon
    • 304 kcal
  • extra virgin olive oil or sesame oil
    to taste

  • salt
    to taste
    • 21 kcal

  • black sesame seeds


    1 teaspoon

Calories refer to 100 grams of product

L’hummus with carrots and honey is a sweet and pleasantly spicy variation of the classic Middle Eastern sauce. Simple and quick to make, it is made from boiled carrots, cooked chickpeas, fresh ginger, honey and extra virgin olive oil, for a delicate end result with a enveloping texture. A tantalizing and nutritious preparation, perfect for the first days of autumn: garnish it with toasted sesame seeds then serve it with slices of toast, for a aperitif or one nibble alternative. Find out how to do it by following our recipe step by step.

How to Make Hummus with Carrots and Honey

Carrot hummus

Prepare the croutons: cut the breads into strips (1) then bake them at 180 ° C for ten minutes, or in any case until they are golden brown. Remove from the oven and set aside.

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Peel the carrots, wash them and cut them into slices; Collect them in a saucepan, cover them with water (2) and cook them until they are tender but not crushed; it will take 6-8 minutes.

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Drain the carrots, but do not throw out the cooking water which will allow you to adjust the density of the hummus. Use a hand blender to obtain a smooth and homogeneous puree (3).

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Salt and add the peeled ginger (4).

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Add the well-drained chickpeas (5) then the garlic. Mix again until you obtain a velvety cream; if necessary, add a little cooking water from the carrots.

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Transfer the hummus to a bowl and stir in the honey (6).

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Drizzle with a drizzle of oil (7) then mix gently.

Carrot hummus with honey and croutons

Distribute the lightly toasted sesame seeds and serve the carrot hummus with the croutons (8).

Advice

If you buy organic carrots and very fresh, it will not be necessary to peel them: it suffices to rinse them well under cold running water. For an even more original end result, replace the classic orange carrots with violets.

Carrot hummus can also be prepared using i cannellini beans or red lentils; you can also add spices, such as turmeric or sweet paprika, aromatic herbs, for example lemon thyme, or chili for a spicier version.

For a more classic version, you can replace the honey with tahini, the classic sauce made from Sesame seeds.

storage

Hummus with carrots and honey can be stored in the refrigerator, in a special airtight container, for A few days. You can also freeze it.

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