Loaded Carrot Hummus

For me, a naked hummus has become little dull. I like to see it all dressed up in beautiful colours. This isn’t any ordinary hummus, it’s a loaded carrot hummus. The carrots are roasted for maximum flavour and the toppings add texture and flavour. You’ll never go bare again. This quick and easy recipe makes a healthy lunch or snack idea.

Harissa paste is swirled through the Autumny flavoured hummus giving it a sweet smoky dimension I love. The tomatoes are roasted for a juicy sweetness, onions caramelised and pine-nuts toasted. Then parsley leaves are added for a light freshness. So, you can expect a flavour packed hummus sensation.

Loaded Carrot Hummus Recipe.
Delicious toppings cover this roasted carrot hummus.
Bowl Of Loaded Carrot Hummus.
Loaded with roasted cherry tomatoes, caramelised onions, toasted pine-nuts and more…

You can serve as a snack with batons of fresh carrots and celery or, if you want something a little more hearty, try crusty bread full of healthy seeds.

Recipe For Loaded Carrot Hummus.
Tastes amazing with warm crusty bread.

Then simply scoop it up. Hummus loaded with toppings that take the ordinary (ish) to extraordinary.

Loaded Carrot Hummus Recipe. A Healthy Lunch.
Swirls of harissa add a deep smoky flavour.

Tear 2 pieces of bread roll and scoop up the dressed carrot hummus for a mighty mouthful.

loaded hummus and bread

loaded hummus on crusty bread

For my loaded carrot hummus, you will need:

This recipe has been adapted from Diana Henry’s. This one calls for the carrots to be roasted and a few other twists. I’ve loaded mine up because sometimes more is more.

Ingredients for the loaded carrot hummus

  • 250g carrots
  • 400g chickpeas
  • 200ml extra virgin oil
  • 3 1/2 tbsp tahini
  • juice of 1 1/2 lemons
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin

Load with:

  • 2 large tsp harissa
  • 1/2 red onion
  • A handful of cherry tomatoes
  • a handful of pine-nuts
  • a few sprigs of parsley

Method:

Turn on the oven to180ºC.

Peel the carrots and chop them into batons. Sprinkle with oil, salt and pepper. Place onto a baking tray.

Carrot Batons For A Loaded Carrot Hummus Recipe.
Carrot batons ready for the oven.

Cut the cherry tomatoes in half. Sprinkle with oil, salt and pepper. Place on parchment paper onto a baking tray.

Halved Cherry Tomatoes For A Loaded Carrot Hummus.
Halved cherry tomatoes.

Place them into the oven. The carrots for about 30 minutes, the tomatoes for about 20 minutes but keep an eye.

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes For The Loaded Carrot Hummus.
Sweet roasted cherry tomatoes.

Cook the onions (sliced) in a pan with a little oil until caramelised – low and slow.

Toast the pine-nuts gently in a pan (no oil needed).

Place all the hummus ingredients, including the roasted carrots into a blender.

Homemade Loaded Carrot Hummus.
Place all the ingredients into a blender.

Homemade Loaded Carrot Hummus Recipe

Then whizz it up. Place the hummus into bowls and start loading it up:

Swirl the harissa through the hummus and pile on your roasted tomatoes.

Cherry Tomatoes On Loaded Carrot Hummus
Swirl in the harissa and top with the tomatoes.

Place on the caramelised onions.

Placing Toppings On Loaded Carrot Hummus.
Keep adding the toppings.

A good sprinkle of toasted pine-nuts.

Loaded Carrot Hummus. A Healthy Lunch Recipe.
A great sharing lunch.

And finally a light fall of parsley leaves.

Loaded Carrot Hummus. A Healthier Homemade Lunch.
Quick, easy and healthy.

There you have it, loaded carrot hummus, packed with favour and begging to be dipped in to.

Loaded Carrot Hummus. A Quick And Easy Lunch Recipe.
It also makes a great snack.

You really have to!

Loaded Carrot Hummus And Bread.

Loaded Carrot Hummus On Crunchy Bread.

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For me, a naked hummus has become little dull. I like to see it all dressed up in beautiful colours. This isn't any ordinary hummus, it's a loaded carrot hummus. The carrots are roasted for maximum flavour and the toppings add texture and flavour. You'll never go bare again. This quick and easy recipe makes a healthy lunch or snack idea.

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