Easy Carrot Hummus


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(Note: this post was originally published on April 5, 2020. It has since been updated with some tweaks.)

Colorful & Easy Carrot Hummus

I'm excited to introduce you to yet another hummus variation. This easy carrot hummus is one that I've made for years because I love its subtle orange color and its unique mix of earthy and sweet flavors.

As you've probably noticed, I have many hummus recipes here on the blog. There's Loaded Lemon Hummus that's bursting with freshness; herb-filled Green Goddess Hummus that's perfect for summer; and even Maple Sea Salt Hummus that's great for holiday parties. Want to go less traditional? There's my favorite summery Babagahummus, which is a hybrid of hummus and baba ganoush; and my whimsical Unicorn Hummus, which gets its colors from superfood powders.

In my opinion, hummus is one of the most perfect appetizer foods. It's protein-rich enough to feel substantial, yet light-enough to not be overly filling. You can make it in advance (= easy!) and garnish it to look fancy. Plus, you can serve it with whatever assemblage of crackers, chips, or veggies works for you. I think you're going to love this non-traditional carrot dip.

Easy carrot hummus recipe with Middle Eastern flavors

What is Carrot Hummus?

Like the name implies, carrot hummus is just hummus with cooked carrots blended into the chickpeas. Although adding carrots to hummus is decidedly non-traditional, it's a lovely pairing because the carrots are earthy and subtly sweet. They also have the most beautiful color.

Because of these diverse flavors, this carrot dip can really transcend seasons. It works with comforting fall foods because of the root veggie connection, and also with spring foods because carrots are such an iconic spring and Easter ingredient.

How to Make Carrot Hummus

This easy carrot hummus recipe has a secret twist. Most recipes call for roasted carrots; while that's a delicious approach to making this dip, it can also take a quite a bit of time. You'll see that the recipe here instead uses steamed carrots because cooking them that way takes a fraction of the time. While you can absolutely use roasted carrots if you prefer, I usually use steamed since I often find myself making this carrot dip at the last minute for a happy hour party. No worries if you don't have a steamer basket, you can boil the carrots instead.

Make-Ahead Tips

Hosting guests? This quick and easy carrot hummus is a very make-ahead friendly appetizer. You can make the hummus a day or two in advance, store it in a tightly-sealed container in the fridge, and then garnish it just before you're ready to eat.

Carrot hummus garnished with pistachios, sumac, and min

Tahini Tips (+ a Discount)

Tahini plays a key role in this carrot dip recipe, both in terms of its flavor and its texture. Thanks to tahini, this hummus is deliciously creamy and nutty. Tahini also adds some extra protein and some healthy fats.

I can't emphasize how important it is to use a high-quality tahini in this recipe though. Many mainstream brands are bitter, grainy, or gloppy. I always use the tahini from Seeds of Collaboration, which is slightly sweet, subtle, and incredibly smooth and creamy. Use the code ROGUE at check-out to get 20% off your order.

Carrot dip made with carrots, chickpeas, and tahini

Ingredients and Substitutions

Here's what you'll need for this easy carrot hummus recipe, as well as some thoughts, tips, and possible substitutions. If you make any substitutions, I'd love to hear about it in the comments section below.

  • Carrots
  • Chickpeas
  • Tahini. Seeds of Collaboration is the only tahini I ever use because it's the absolute best. Remember to use the code ROGUE at check-out to save 20%.
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Garnishes of choice. Here I've shown a drizzle of olive oil, purple carrot slices, pistachios, very finely chopped mint, and sumac. I find this carrot hummus works nicely with Middle Eastern and North African flavors, so some other options could include chopped walnuts, raisins, parsley, or za'atar.

Carrot hummus in a serving bowl

Closing Thoughts

One final tip. Make a big batch of this carrot dip, have some as an appetizer for a weekend get-together, then keep the leftovers to use throughout the week. Hummus is a great addition to salads, salad dressings, pasta sauces, and sandwiches; it's a wonderful way to add plant-based protein to almost any meal.

I'm excited for you to try this non-traditional but surprisingly easy carrot hummus. It's one I make frequently since it goes beautifully with a lot of different flavor profiles. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Close-up of carrot hummus garnished with pistachios

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Easy Carrot Hummus

This colorful hummus recipe gets its unique flavor from earthy, sweet carrots. Unlike many carrot hummus recipes, this one comes together in less than 20 minutes thanks to a sneaky shortcut.



For the Hummus

  • Four medium-sized carrots
  • Two 15-oz cans of chickpeas
  • 0.5 c tahini
  • Generous drizzle of bold, flavorful olive oil
  • 0.5 tsp sea salt

For Garnishing

  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Carrot slices
  • 0.25 c roasted salted pistachios
  • Leaves of two sprigs of fresh mint
  • Sprinkle of sumac


  1. Coarsely chop the carrots and steam (or boil) them until very tender, about 10-15 minutes. Drain them completely.
  2. As the carrots cook, drain and rinse the chickpeas.
  3. In a food processor, combine all the hummus ingredients (cooked carrots, chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, and salt). Process for several minutes until a smooth, creamy texture develops, scraping down the sides as needed. If you have trouble getting a smooth hummus, add a little splash of water or additional olive oil.
  4. Place the hummus in the center of a large serving bowl, flatten it out, and create a swirl pattern.
  5. Add an additional drizzle of olive oil.
  6. Top the hummus with carrot slices, pistachios, mint leaves, and a sprinkle of sumac.

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September 5, 2022
Hummus is a staple for us, and so much better homemade! I love the carrot addition! Saved this one to make next!
May 7, 2022
Loving this healthy app for spring. I often make hummus for when we entertain since the protein keeps people satisfied until dinner (which is always later than I plan).
April 21, 2022
You are the queen of hummus and salads! This sounds amazing and adding carrots is a great idea!