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atop a small supermarket and whilst we refuse to shop there for most items, they frequently reduce items that are going out of date – very frugal.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.
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
• 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
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.
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!
130 replies on “Carrot and Coriander Hummus”
this looks so delicious, thank you for sharing 🙂
Thanks! No problem at all!
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 🙁
Thanks so much 😀 – it works so well! Nope, thank the lord 😀
Oh yummy! Beautiful pictures too! Reminds me I haven’t made Hummus in a while, and yours sounds and looks fantastic!
Thanks! Give it a pop 😀
This sounds and looks amazing!! Totally having a go at this!
Thanks! Please do, and make sure you report back!
Looks lovely. If you like variations of hummus, I reccomend using beetroot, lovely!
Alas, beetroot disgusts me 😀
I like it! Bur can I exclude peanut butter?
You could… but it;s not advisable!
This looks delicious. Must try!
Thanks – it was yummy!
Oh, that combination of carrots, coriander, peanut butter and lime! Sounds absolutely delightful!
Lemon* Thanks, Movita 😀
Gotta try this recipe! thanx 🙂
Please do, it’s great!
That looks really delicious, can’t wait to try out the recipe.
Thanks! Let me know how it goes!
Frugal, this is such an intriguing recipe. Very inventive!
Thanks, Daisy! It was indeed intriguing 😀
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.
Thanks so much, Daisy! At least you realise that such a thing would never be viable 😀
I love the color – would be great for an appetizer buffet….
It would – it has a certain wow factor!
It is amazing! I never thought of carrots as a “part “of humus! 🙂 indeed intriguing…
Oh absolutely – very intriguing, but totally worth it!
That sounds amazing and is gorgeous:) THanks for sharing!
Thanks so much – no problem, of course!
Another great carrot recipe. I am grateful because my farm share keeps giving me 8 pound bags of carrots.
Thanks so much 🙂 Oh wow… don’t turn orange!
As with most things you’ve made lately this hummus is a gorgeous color. Yay for on sale carrots!
Thanks so much – I appreciate the compliment 😀
This sounds awesome! I love finding new hummus ideas and recipes and this one will be next on our list!
I hope you like it – though I know you will.
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.
Thanks! This will suit you down to the ground – there are always viable alternatives!
wow, just stunning. I might even make these very soon, my kids would love this recipe.. c
Thanks, Cecilia! Please do, it really is yum!
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!
Thanks, Celia! This is the perfect dip for you then!
Looks beautiful as always! 🙂 I’m going to have to give it a try!
Thanks so much – please do, you’ll love it!
A fabulous combo of flavours and hummus is one of my favourite dips. Got to try this one! Thanks for posting 🙂
Thanks so much 😀 Please do – you won’t regret it!
Love that color!
Interesting recipe and great photos!
Thanks! It was fabulous!
I love how you roasted the carrots before puréeing them. And am I to assume that this blog post was written in the dark? 🙂
Extra dark sweetness 😀 – goes well with nuts. Oh yes, ’twas pitch black…
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?)
Hehe, thanks, Spree! NO, you can get it anywhere here!
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.
Absolutely! Thanks so much 🙂
I forgot to add. Great photographs!
Haha – thanks!
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.)
Thanks! Of course, that was just me being difficult :D.
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 🙁
Oh no! You could mash it of course 😀
roasted carrots and peanut butter? I gotta try that! Thx
They work VERY well together!
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 🙂
Awesome 😀 – I quite agree. Make it, you’ll not regret it!
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!
Haha – you should try it… it’ll blow your mind!
Looks utterly delicious. You take great food photos. Love your work! 🙂
Thanks so much 🙂 I’m glad you think so!
I bet the dollop of your homemade peanut butter added greatly to the depth of flavor in this hummus. Yummus!
OH absolutely – it had so much flavour!
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!
Thanks so much 🙂 – yes, I think you’ll prefer it too!
This looks amazingly delicious!!! Definitely gonna try it our soon!!!
Please do – you’ll love it!
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!
Haha – I’ll try not to! More carrot soon perhaps… we’re brewing a carrot risotto! Definitely more interesting!
Love the idea of adding peanut butter — I’ll definitely try this!
Yes, it gave it so much flavour!
Hooray for another chickpea-less hummus!! Looks lovely, but I’m going to have to trust you on the peanut butter…
Yay! Haha – please do! IT works very well!
Hmm.. this looks so so delicious! Really have to try this one! I’m putting this page on my faves!
Thanks 😛 – awesome, enjoy!
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.
Thanks so much! IT works well. That sounds lovely – perhaps I’ll give it a go.
My kids love carrots and hummus!
I will have to try this recipe, do you think it would work with tahini and parsley instead?
Fantastic – yes of course!
This looks super. And thank you for liking my Kentucky Bourbon Cake recipe. Your food is always so good. I am honored.
This not only sounds good, but looks great! You always take the nicest pictures 🙂
Thanks so much! I’m glad you think so.
Oh, I am anxious to try this one! I’d like to make it this weekend for my friends!
Please do! I’m sure they’d love it!
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!
Hehe, indeed! I’m sure it’ll go down a treat!
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!
Oh you should – so tasty! Peanut butter is really just a sub for tahini – a delicious one at that!
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
That sounds so colourful! Shame I hate beet :D. Thanks!
This looks lovely. I often make hummus so I’ll give this one a try. Thanks!
Thanks so much – this is a great hummus!
Whew! I just about got R.S.I. scrolling down you have that many comments! I have coriander growing in the garden and carrots are cheap so I might give this tasty looking hummus a waltz around the kitchen and see if it can tango!
Haha! Tell me about it (I still like to reply to most of them!) Nice dance references…
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Please post a photo of your orange facial glow LOL! Intrigued by the peanut butter and will definitely give this a go!
Haha – alas, it has faded…
I will have to give this recipe a try! I love hummus but unfortunately I don’t tolerate chickpeas very well so this may be perfect.
Please do, haha I don’t think many do!
I have a few carrots in the fridge, I may have to try this, of course, I don’t have whole gloves, I will have to substitute with the minced stuff I have!
Great – perfect!
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No problem – I hope it comes in useful.
I came across your site yesterday (via AGirlCalledJack) and this recipe appealed to me so much. I made it last night and have brought to work for today’s lunch, with some crackers. It tastes amazing, and I can only imagine the flavours will have mingled more so come lunchtime. I didn’t have coriander seeds (hmmm, was sure there were some lurking, but turns out not) so used dried coriander leaves. And just because I had some stray chickpeas in the fridge, mashed these and added for some extra protein.
I am delighted to have found your site – saved to favourites – and I have printed several more recipes to try to start off with. Thank you!!
Fantastic! Glad you found me. Please let me know if you try anything else – I love the feed back.
I found your site this morning (via Skint Foodie), and have just made this with a couple of lonely carrots that needed to be used up. On oatcakes for lunch, mm, delicious. Lots of great ideas here, thanks, I’ll be revisiting often.
Great to hear! Thanks for visiting – I hope you return.
Nice recipe – thanks. I think you could include chickpeas too. I’m planning to use sunflower butter.
That sounds like a good idea 🙂