Carrot and Coriander Hummus

Carrot and Coriander Hummus

Carrots have figured rather heavily in my diet as of late. You see, we reside atop a small supermarket and whilst we refuse to shop there for most items, they frequently reduce items that are going out of date – very frugal. Of course, the food they reduce is never actually past its best, let alone going off, so we consider it best to minimise waste wherever possible. It just so happens that we’ve recently encountered a spate of reduced carrots, an occurrence which has both enabled me to further my experimentation, resulting in this rather special Carrot and Coriander Hummus.

This recipe has quickly become one of my firm favourites. It is adapted from an idea given to me by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. In my eyes, carrot hummus is  just as delicious as regular hummus – there’s just something about roasted carrots that get my taste buds going. Indeed, the sweetness of the carrot and the slight caramelisation of its natural sugars through the process of roasting expertly succeeded in captivating my senses.

Carrot and Coriander Hummus

If you’re at all interested in reading my other recipes that make use of the carrot and coriander combination, click for my carrot and coriander soup and carrot and coriander fritters!

Carrot and Coriander Hummus

Serves 4


• 300g carrots, peeled and chopped

• 3 cloves of garlic

• 2 tsp peanut butter

• 2 tsp freshly ground coriander

• A small handful of fresh coriander

• 1 tsp chilli flakes

• 1 lemon, juice of

• 4 tbsp olive oil

• Salt

• Pepper


1. Pop the carrots and garlic cloves onto a roasting tin, drizzle with oil, season and roast for 20-30 minutes – until just beginning to brown.

2. Toast the coriander seeds before bashing them up a bit. Squeeze the roasted garlic out of their skins. Transfer everything to a food processor, adding the olive oil 1 tbsp at a time until you’ve achieved the desired consistency. Serve with pita breads.

Carrot and Coriander Hummus

Cost: My carrots cost 10 pence a bag, which is incredible. However, I have to assume that yours didn’t – in light of that assumption my estimate for this hummus would be £1.30, which, as it happens, is exactly the same price as the original recipe! Not only am I frugal, my frugality is consistent!

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130 comments on “Carrot and Coriander Hummus

  1. evelyn
    December 9, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    this looks so delicious, thank you for sharing 🙂

  2. Chica Andaluza
    December 9, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Ooh that sounds good. Adore carrots and would never have thought to make hummus out of them Excellent bargain too but glad you have not yet turned orange 🙁

    • frugalfeeding
      December 10, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      Thanks so much 😀 – it works so well! Nope, thank the lord 😀

  3. daryouchka
    December 9, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Oh yummy! Beautiful pictures too! Reminds me I haven’t made Hummus in a while, and yours sounds and looks fantastic!

  4. teampugh
    December 9, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    This sounds and looks amazing!! Totally having a go at this!

    • frugalfeeding
      December 10, 2012 at 8:54 pm

      Thanks! Please do, and make sure you report back!

  5. sumray2012
    December 9, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Looks lovely. If you like variations of hummus, I reccomend using beetroot, lovely!

  6. milkandbun
    December 9, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    I like it! Bur can I exclude peanut butter?

  7. wedgeintheround
    December 9, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    This looks delicious. Must try!

  8. movita beaucoup
    December 9, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Oh, that combination of carrots, coriander, peanut butter and lime! Sounds absolutely delightful!

  9. artisticmilestone
    December 9, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Gotta try this recipe! thanx 🙂

  10. Iain
    December 9, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    That looks really delicious, can’t wait to try out the recipe.

  11. daisy
    December 9, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Frugal, this is such an intriguing recipe. Very inventive!


    • frugalfeeding
      December 10, 2012 at 8:16 pm

      Thanks, Daisy! It was indeed intriguing 😀

      • daisy
        December 10, 2012 at 9:33 pm

        I should also mention that I am loving all of your photos. They always make me want to reach out and grab the food…too bad I’m looking at your creations on a computer.


        • frugalfeeding
          December 11, 2012 at 6:10 pm

          Thanks so much, Daisy! At least you realise that such a thing would never be viable 😀

  12. theglobalgarnishgeek
    December 9, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    I love the color – would be great for an appetizer buffet….

  13. Carrie Doe
    December 9, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    It is amazing! I never thought of carrots as a “part “of humus! 🙂 indeed intriguing…

    • frugalfeeding
      December 10, 2012 at 8:53 pm

      Oh absolutely – very intriguing, but totally worth it!

  14. moderngirlnutrition
    December 9, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    That sounds amazing and is gorgeous:) THanks for sharing!

  15. lkshaw1
    December 9, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Another great carrot recipe. I am grateful because my farm share keeps giving me 8 pound bags of carrots.

    • frugalfeeding
      December 10, 2012 at 8:52 pm

      Thanks so much 🙂 Oh wow… don’t turn orange!

  16. egg me on
    December 9, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    As with most things you’ve made lately this hummus is a gorgeous color. Yay for on sale carrots!

    • frugalfeeding
      December 10, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      Thanks so much – I appreciate the compliment 😀

  17. Alicia
    December 9, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    This sounds awesome! I love finding new hummus ideas and recipes and this one will be next on our list!

    • frugalfeeding
      December 10, 2012 at 8:18 pm

      I hope you like it – though I know you will.

  18. Jules_GastroRD
    December 9, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    What an excellent idea – I have really been missing my hummus since starting the Low FODMAP diet – your recipe (minus the garlic!) is just the ticket. Thank you for blogging about it, I will surely give it a go.

    • frugalfeeding
      December 10, 2012 at 8:48 pm

      Thanks! This will suit you down to the ground – there are always viable alternatives!

  19. cecilia
    December 9, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    wow, just stunning. I might even make these very soon, my kids would love this recipe.. c

    • frugalfeeding
      December 10, 2012 at 8:18 pm

      Thanks, Cecilia! Please do, it really is yum!

  20. Celia @ Fig Jam and Lime Cordial
    December 9, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Oh, this IS a good idea, thanks Nick! I love hommus, and dips are great at this time of year when there’s lot of entertaining to do!

    • frugalfeeding
      December 10, 2012 at 8:18 pm

      Thanks, Celia! This is the perfect dip for you then!

  21. kitchenanatomy
    December 9, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Looks beautiful as always! 🙂 I’m going to have to give it a try!

    • frugalfeeding
      December 10, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      Thanks so much – please do, you’ll love it!

  22. chitchatandallofthat
    December 9, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    A fabulous combo of flavours and hummus is one of my favourite dips. Got to try this one! Thanks for posting 🙂

    • frugalfeeding
      December 10, 2012 at 8:18 pm

      Thanks so much 😀 Please do – you won’t regret it!

  23. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    December 9, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Love that color!

  24. The Kat and The Falling Leaves
    December 9, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Interesting recipe and great photos!

  25. baconbiscuit212
    December 9, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    I love how you roasted the carrots before puréeing them. And am I to assume that this blog post was written in the dark? 🙂

    • frugalfeeding
      December 10, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      Extra dark sweetness 😀 – goes well with nuts. Oh yes, ’twas pitch black…

  26. spree
    December 9, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Crazy! Great idea for hummus! Why didn’t I think of it? 🙂 (I thought peanut butter was hard to come by outside the US, but no?)

    • frugalfeeding
      December 10, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      Hehe, thanks, Spree! NO, you can get it anywhere here!

  27. whitsendmom
    December 10, 2012 at 1:07 am

    I think my kids would go for this recipe–peanut butter, orange, served on pita bread, and for me, not expensive. What a great recipe.

  28. whitsendmom
    December 10, 2012 at 1:08 am

    I forgot to add. Great photographs!

  29. Mollie Walker Freeman
    December 10, 2012 at 1:20 am

    Your posts are always enjoyable to read & full of great ideas! I’ve made hummus many times, but never like this. Do you think it would still be good with the traditional tahini, instead of peanut butter (I can’t have peanuts)? Perhaps the flavor would be too strong? Maybe cashew butter (not so frugal–but ok if I find it on sale,as I did recently.)

    • frugalfeeding
      December 10, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      Thanks! Of course, that was just me being difficult :D.

  30. Korena in the Kitchen
    December 10, 2012 at 1:48 am

    Great idea to use carrots! My food processor *JUST* bit the dust (literally an hour ago, as I was trying to start a recipe. I am so mad!!) so no homemade hummus for me 🙁

  31. Jessica
    December 10, 2012 at 1:50 am

    roasted carrots and peanut butter? I gotta try that! Thx

  32. petit4chocolatier
    December 10, 2012 at 2:20 am

    This is a definite need to prepare recipe! I have never eaten carrot hummus. Yours looks amazingly delicious!! Yum to the hint of peanut butter too 🙂

    • frugalfeeding
      December 10, 2012 at 8:22 pm

      Awesome 😀 – I quite agree. Make it, you’ll not regret it!

  33. musingmar
    December 10, 2012 at 3:12 am

    This sounds surprisingly good! I say “surprisingly” because I couldn’t quite come to terms with ‘carrot’ and ‘hummus’ in the same recipe title. Having read it, though, I’m a convert!

    • frugalfeeding
      December 10, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      Haha – you should try it… it’ll blow your mind!

  34. naturaleuphoria
    December 10, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Looks utterly delicious. You take great food photos. Love your work! 🙂

    • frugalfeeding
      December 10, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      Thanks so much 🙂 I’m glad you think so!

  35. Kimby
    December 10, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    I bet the dollop of your homemade peanut butter added greatly to the depth of flavor in this hummus. Yummus!

  36. The Vagabond Baker
    December 10, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    great colour!

  37. stirandstitch
    December 10, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    i like this idea very much. i’ve gone off regular hummus because i’ve eaten so much of it lately, so this is the perfect antidote. thanks for the recipe!

    • frugalfeeding
      December 10, 2012 at 8:26 pm

      Thanks so much 🙂 – yes, I think you’ll prefer it too!

  38. Gaby Godoy de Porras
    December 10, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    This looks amazingly delicious!!! Definitely gonna try it our soon!!!

  39. Somer
    December 10, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Frugal, now don’t get too orange, you might start looking like an oompaloompa…. I’m loving this carrot series, especially with the coriander. I love putting peanut or almond butter in my hummus when I’m out of tahini, fancy seeing it here! I can see how this would be infinitely more interesting than mere chickpea hummus. Nice!

    • frugalfeeding
      December 10, 2012 at 8:27 pm

      Haha – I’ll try not to! More carrot soon perhaps… we’re brewing a carrot risotto! Definitely more interesting!

  40. taplatt
    December 10, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Love the idea of adding peanut butter — I’ll definitely try this!

    • frugalfeeding
      December 10, 2012 at 8:34 pm

      Yes, it gave it so much flavour!
      Please do!

  41. accordingtocarey
    December 10, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Hooray for another chickpea-less hummus!! Looks lovely, but I’m going to have to trust you on the peanut butter…

    • frugalfeeding
      December 11, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      Yay! Haha – please do! IT works very well!

  42. preppyandfunny
    December 11, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Hmm.. this looks so so delicious! Really have to try this one! I’m putting this page on my faves!

  43. Jodye @ Chocolate and Chou Fleur
    December 11, 2012 at 5:10 am

    This does sounds quite fantastic! I love using different nut/seed butters in my hummus like spreads. I recently made a version using lentils, sunflower seed butter, and curry powder that turned out quite wonderfully.

    • frugalfeeding
      December 11, 2012 at 6:12 pm

      Thanks so much! IT works well. That sounds lovely – perhaps I’ll give it a go.

  44. For Bella and Will
    December 11, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    My kids love carrots and hummus!
    I will have to try this recipe, do you think it would work with tahini and parsley instead?

  45. kanzensakura
    December 11, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    This looks super. And thank you for liking my Kentucky Bourbon Cake recipe. Your food is always so good. I am honored.

  46. Cori
    December 12, 2012 at 12:50 am

    This not only sounds good, but looks great! You always take the nicest pictures 🙂

  47. uberdish
    December 12, 2012 at 4:07 am

    Oh, I am anxious to try this one! I’d like to make it this weekend for my friends!

  48. A House and A Garden
    December 12, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Oh, very nice.. There’s something about roasted carrots.. And hummus. And combined. Ah. Will try this one for the dinner party this weekend. We’ve got a few vegetarians coming!

    • frugalfeeding
      December 16, 2012 at 11:13 am

      Hehe, indeed! I’m sure it’ll go down a treat!

  49. thelittleloaf
    December 12, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    I love hummus and make it all the time but have never tried a carrot version. This looks absolutely delicious and am intrigued by the addition of peanut butter – will have to try it very soon!

    • frugalfeeding
      December 16, 2012 at 11:12 am

      Oh you should – so tasty! Peanut butter is really just a sub for tahini – a delicious one at that!

  50. Natalie Ward
    December 12, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    I just made a beetroot hummus! Love the colour of yours too, will try carrots next time definitely, the sweetness of a root veg is a fabulous thing in hummus. Your photos are looking gorgeous recently too <3