Roasted Carrot Za’atar Hummus
Roasted Carrot Za’atar Hummus recipe. A delicious and fluffy roasted carrot hummus seasoned with tahini, lemon juice, and a za’atar spice blend.
I can hands down say that this is my favorite hummus recipe of all time.
This healthy carrot hummus is light and sweet yet savory and has the best za’ataar seasoning sprinkled throughout.
This carrot hummus is a great snack or lunch idea, and a wonderful recipe to bring to an event or party.
Ingredients needed to make this Roasted Carrot Za’atar Hummus:
- canned chickpeas
- lemon juice
- olive oil
- chili flakes (though these are optional)
- za’atar seasoning
I bought my za’atar seasoning on Amazon but I’ve seen it at Trader Joes and various other grocery stores.
How to make this za’atar hummus
Luckily it is super easy to make this carrot hummus recipe!
First, you peel and cut your carrots into 2 inch pieces.
Then you cover the carrots and garlic clove in some olive oil, salt and pepper and you cook them until they are roasted and fork tender.
After the carrots and garlic have cooled off a bit, you put them into a blender or large food processor, along with your canned chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, chili flakes, and za’atar seasoning.
Mix until all the ingredients blend together. Then, while the blender or food processor is running, pour some ICE cold water into it.
Using ice cold water makes the hummus fluffier.
Once everything is whipped together, put your roasted carrot hummus into a bowl and top with some olive oil and za’atar seasoning.
FAQs regarding this Vegan Carrot Hummus:
Is this recipe Paleo?
No! Chickpeas are a legume and legumes are not considered Paleo.
If you want a recipe for a Paleo hummus, try my Paleo Mediterranean Hummus. It is made out of roasted eggplant and cauliflower and is amazing!
Can you use raw carrots?
No, you have to roast them first. Otherwise the texture will be grainy and the flavor wont be as sweet and delicious.
Trust me, it is worth roasting the carrots to get the amazing flavor and texture of this carrot hummus.
How do you make this recipe sweeter? Or more savory?
If you want to make this recipe sweeter, I would add a little more carrots to your recipe or some honey or maple syrup.
If you want this recipe to be more savory, I would add a little more garlic, and spices.
Do you have to use za’atar seasoning?
YES! The seasoning is clutch to this za’atar hummus recipe. It has such a particular flavor that I can’t imagine it being the same without it.
Za’atar is made of thyme, oregano, sumac and sesame seeds and it just smells and tastes AMAZING.
Does the water need to be ice-cold in this recipe?
YES! I know it sounds weird, but trust me, if you use cold water here, it makes the hummus more fluffy and have more of a whipped consistency.
What to serve with this carrot hummus
To start, you can serve this Roasted Carrot Za’atar Hummus with the usual suspects like..
- pita chips
- plantain chips
- veggies like cucumbers, carrots, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower
You can also use this hummus as a layer in a sandwich, which would be AMAZING.
Other yummy carrot recipes you may enjoy:
Maple Bacon Wrapped Carrots – I love this recipe carrots are surrounded by sweet maple and crispy bacon and it is AMAZING
This Carrot Grapefruit salad is one that I grew up eating. It’s sweet yet tart and it is incredible. If you love grapefruit, then this recipe is for you!
Roasted Carrot Za’atar Hummus
- 1 lb carrots, peeled and cut into 2 inch pieces
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 cup canned chickpeas, (not the whole can)
- 3 Tablespoons tahini
- 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- a pinch red chili flakes
- 2 teaspoons za’atar seasoning
- 1/2 cup ice cold water
- Preheat oven to 415 degrees F. Toss carrots with some olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place them on a baking sheet and roast for 30-35 minutes, or until fork tender. Let them cool for 10-15 minutes.
- Add the roasted carrots, along with the chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, 1/4 cup olive oil, salt, a pinch of red chili flakes and za’atar seasoning to a food processor or a high speed blender and mix.
- While the blender is running, add 1/2 cup of ice cold water.
- Mix until smooth.
- Top with added olive oil and za’atar prior to serving.
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