Carrot-Cumin Hummus with Yogurt & Smoked Almonds

Turn those going-bad carrots in your fridge into a orange-hued hummus! Greek yogurt balances out roasted carrots and smoked almonds for a fresh but flavorful dip.
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carrot cumin hummus with yogurt smoked almonds

Recipe by Laura Rege

  • Makes 1 3/4 cupsServings



  • 1 lb. chopped peeled carrots

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil + more

  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin

  • 1 can (about 15 oz.) chickpeas (rinsed)

  • 1/4 cup tahini

  • 3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

  • 1 small clove garlic

  • 3 to 4 tbsp. ice water

  • Salt


  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt

  • Smoked paprika

  • Chopped smoked almonds

  • Cilantro


Mix It Up: On a baking sheet, toss 1 lb. chopped peeled carrots with 1 tbsp. olive oil and 1/2 tsp. ground cumin. Roast at 425° until tender, about 15 minutes. Let cool. In a food processor, puree the 1 can (about 15 oz.) chickpeas (rinsed), 1/4 cup tahini, 3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice, 1 small clove garlic, with the roasted carrots, and 3 to 4 tbsp. ice water until smooth. With the machine running, drizzle in 2 tbsp. olive oil. Season with salt. Transfer to a bowl.

Top It Off: Swirl 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt onto the top of the hummus. Dust with smoked paprika. Top with chopped smoked almonds and cilantro.