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Spicy Carrot Hummus

This spicy carrot hummus that is perfect for parties or afternoon snacks!

Made with just a few ingredients, this healthy carrot dip is bean free and so simple to make! Vegan, gluten free, dairy free, paleo and Whole30 friendly!

Cucumber topped with spicy carrot dip with a tray of veggies.

Why you will love this carrot hummus

  • This healthy carrot dip is perfect for dipping veggies, chips, or to add to sandwiches or pitas.
  • This carrot hummus is made without chickpeas or tahini, but is thick and creamy and has the perfect amount of spice.
  • Perfect for parties, this carrot hummus would be great for outdoor barbeques or summer get togethers as it doesn’t have any dairy or ingredients that would spoil easily out in the sun.
  • Carrots are inexpensive and this hummus is a great way to use up pantry ingredients!
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Ingredients

  • Carrots
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Cumin
  • Salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Chipotle Powder

How to make spicy carrot dip

  1. Chop the carrots into about 1 inch pieces for easy steaming.
    Note: you do not need to peel the carrots first, but you can if you prefer.
  2. Add water to a pot and add a steamer basket. Cover and bring to a boil.
  3. Once boiling, add the carrots to the steamer basket, cover and steam 7 minutes until soft.
  4. Remove the lid, turn off the heat and allow the carrots to cool 10 minutes before blending.
  5. Add all the ingredients to the food processor and process on high until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.
  6. Store in the fridge for up to a week.
Steps to make spicy chipotle carrot dip.

Hummus topping ideas

  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Cilantro
  • Sliced jalapeno (fresh or pickled)
  • Chopped red onion
  • Pomegranate seeds

How to serve this carrot hummus

  • As a dip for raw veggies, chips, plantain chips
  • As a sauce for roasted veggies
  • Sandwiches
  • Wraps
  • Grain bowls
  • Veggies bowls
Cucumber being dipped in a bowl of spicy carrot dip.

Carrot hummus common questions

How do you steam carrots?

Stove top: Bring water to a boil, add the steamer basket and veggies to the pot and cover with a tight fitting lid. Steam until tender.

Instant pot: Add the steamer basket to the instant pot, cook on high pressure for 3 minutes. Release pressure and allow to cool.

What is nutritional yeast?

Nutritional yeast is often used in vegan and Whole30 recipes to add a cheesy flavor to dishes. It’s a deactivated yeast made from sugarcane and/or beet molasses. It’s a great source of B-vitamins and can typically be found in most grocery stores (may need to look in the specialty area).

Other recipes that use nutritional yeast:
Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce
Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup
Whole30 Broccoli Cheese Egg Cups

How long does hummus last in fridge?

This carrot hummus can be stored in a sealed container for up to a week in the fridge.

Can you freeze carrot hummus?

This hummus can be frozen, however when defrosted it may change texture. Store in a freezer safe bag for up to 3 months.
Tip: I like to freeze extra dips and sauces in ice cube portions, and once frozen then store them in the freezer safe bag. This way the dip will defrost quickly and you can also manage the portions.

Bowl of spicy carrot dip with veggies on the side.

Substitutions

Carrots: This recipe is great with carrots but could also be made with steamed, peeled sweet potatoes or butternut squash.

Pumpkin seeds: Pumpkin seeds are great for adding healthy fats, fiber and zinc. You can also use:

  • Walnuts
  • Almonds
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Pistachios
  • Hemp seeds
  • Cashews

Nutritional Yeast: Nutritional yeast helps thicken the dip and also adds some great flavor! If you don’t have or don’t want to use nutritional yeast, you can still make this recipe but you will need to reduce the salt and the chipotle powder since it’s very spicy and the nutritional yeast helps to absorb some of the water.

Chipotle Powder: Chipotle powder is made from ground up dried chipotle peppers and can be quite spicy. This powder can be found in most grocery stores but is not the same as chili powder.

If you cannot find chipotle powder, you can replace the chipotle pepper with chili powder plus 1/8-1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper. Alternatively, you could also add 1 chipotle in adobo sauce (from a can).

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Cucumber being scooped in a bowl of chipotle carrot dip.

Spicy Carrot Hummus

Spicy carrot dip is the perfect appetizer or afternoon snack! This recipe is made without tahini and no beans and is naturally vegan, gluten free, paleo and Whole30 friendly! You won't believe how easy this homemade carrot hummus is to make!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carrot dip, carrot hummus
Prep Time: 3 mins
Cook Time: 7 mins
10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 4

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cut the carrots down into 1 inch pieces
  • Bring additional water to a boil in a pot and add a steamer basket.
  • Once the water is boiling, add the carrots to the steamer basket and cover.
  • Cook the carrots in the steamer, covered, for 7 minutes. After cooking, turn off heat, remove the lid and allow to sit for at least 10 minutes.
  • Add the steamed carrots and the rest of the ingredients to a food processor.
  • Process on high 2-3 minutes, scraping down the sides as needed.
  • Top with your favorite toppings (optional) and serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to a week.

Notes

Storage:
  • Fridge: Store in a well sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Freezer: This dip can be frozen, however when defrosted it may change texture. Store in a freezer safe bag for up to 3 months.
Tips on steaming carrots:
  • Stove top: Bring water to a boil, add the steamer basket and veggies to the pot and cover with a tight fitting lid. Steam until tender.
  • Instant pot: Add the steamer basket to the instant pot, cook on high pressure for 3 minutes. Release pressure and allow to cool.
Substitutions:
Carrots: This recipe is great with carrots but could also be made with steamed, peeled sweet potatoes or butternut squash.
Pumpkin seeds:
  • Walnuts
  • Almonds
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Pistachios
  • Hemp seeds
  • Cashews
Nutritional Yeast: Nutritional yeast helps thicken the dip and also adds some great flavor! If you don’t have or don’t want to use nutritional yeast, you can modify the recipe slightly (see below)
Chipotle Powder: If you cannot find chipotle powder, you can use chili powder plus 1/8-1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper. Or you could also add 1 chipotle in adobo sauce (from a can).
To make the recipe without nutritional yeast:
Follow the recipe as written above except:
Reduce salt to 1/2 teaspoon and reduce chipotle powder to 1/4 teaspoon. 
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Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
Calories
87
Fat
 
3
g
Carbohydrates
 
14
g
Fiber
 
4
g
Sugar
 
6
g
Protein
 
4
g
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database.
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