Saturday, April 5, 2014

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


Notes:

  • 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!!!




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