Thomasina Miers’ roast carrot hummus recipe

Discover the perfect sexy sauce from Thomasina Miers’ flavourful online course.

This easy-to-follow summer recipe is a healthy twist on a classic hummus, using a delicious combination of tahini dressing and organic carrots. Spread it onto fresh bread or serve alongside a jumble of crisps, olives, pitta and crunchy veg sticks.

Carrot hummus ingredients

  • 500g carrots, peeled and cut into 3cm chunks (plus more if you are turning this into a main course – see below)

  • 1 garlic clove

  • 1 x 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 40g tahini

  • 50ml water

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds, toasted and ground

  • ½ orange, zest and juice

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • 100ml extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 x 400g tin or 300g jar of chickpeas, drained
  • 1 tablespoon rapeseed oil
  • the zest of 1 unwaxed lemon
  • 40g Parmesan (Anna uses a vegetarian one)
  • a small bunch of parsley leaves picked

How to make Thomasina Miers’ carrot hummus

1. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Spread the carrots out in a baking tin or tray, toss with a tablespoon of olive oil and season generously. Cook for 20-25 minutes until golden on the edges, then allow to cool.

2. Meanwhile blitz the chickpeas, garlic, tahini in a food processor, pouring in the cold water to release the blades. Blitz for a few minutes to aerate the chickpeas.

3. Once the carrots are cool add them to the processor with the cumin, blitzing them for a minute or two pouring in the citrus juices little by little to help process the carrots.

4. Lastly pour in the remaining olive oil in a steady stream with the motor running until fully incorporated and the hummus is smooth.

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