Roasted Carrot Hummus

a bowl of carrot dip ready for a party
Prep Time: 
25 minutes
Number of Servings: 
Serves 8
Recipe Source: 
Up Your Veggies by Toby Amidor ($24.95, Robert Rose Inc., 2023)


  • 1 lb carrots, cut into 2-inch slices
  • 6 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 14 tsp salt, divided
  • 14 tsp ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 34 cups low-sodium canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 12 tsp smoked paprika
  • 12 tsp chili powder


  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine carrots, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, 18 teaspoon of the salt, and 18 teaspoon of the pepper; toss to coat. Transfer carrots to a baking sheet in a single layer.
  3. Bake carrots until slightly browned, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
  4. In a blender, combine roasted carrots, chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, paprika, chili powder, remaining 18 teaspoon salt, and remaining 18 teaspoon pepper. Blend on high speed until smooth. With blender running on low speed, slowly add remaining olive oil and pulse until smooth.
  5. Transfer to a dip bowl and serve immediately, or store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 4 days.


  • You can swap the chickpeas for white beans such as great northern or cannellini.
  • Serve this dip with vegetables, crackers, or crusty bread.
Nutrition Info: 
282 Calories, 10 g Protein, 0 mg Cholesterol, 34 g Carbohydrates, 8 g Total sugars (0 g Added sugars), 7 g Fiber, 13 g Total fat (2 g sat), 128 mg Sodium, ★★★★★ Vitamin A, Folate, ★★ Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc


Toby Amidor

Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, FAND is a Wall Street Journal bestselling cookbook author, award-winning dietitian and spokesperson who believes that healthy and wholesome can also be appetizing and delicious.

She is the author of nine cookbooks, including The Best 3-Ingredient Cookbook, The Best Rotisserie Chicken Cookbook, and The Family Immunity Cookbook, which won a Gourmand Award for Best Health Book.

She is the founder of Toby Amidor Nutrition and a nutrition expert for