This delicious Healthy Roasted Chickpea with Carrot Hummus is perfect for mindless munching, but with none of the guilt.
Here we are, well into January 2016, and this is the first healthy recipe I’m sharing with you. What the heck took me so long? I’m not sure actually, but better late than never. Right?
Hummus is something that I really enjoy eating, and there are plenty of good brands on the market that I love, and purchase frequently. However, making hummus at home couldn’t be easier, and when doing so you can tailor it to your own tastes and dietary restrictions, as needed. Plus it’s great fun!
What gives this hummus that little extra something that you don’t normally get when purchasing store bought hummus is the extra depth of flavor that roasting the chickpeas and carrots provides. It’s thirty minutes well spent, and one that makes all the difference.
- 3 cans 15 ounces garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
- 3 large carrots peeled and chopped into chunks
- 2 tablespoons olive oil plus extra for drizzling and/or thinning
- 1½ teaspoons ground coriander
- 1½ teaspoons ground smoked cumin
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 can 15 ounces artichoke hearts, drained
- 2½ cup water
- 3 tablespoons tahini sauce
- 1½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine the drained chickpeas, chopped carrots, olive oil, coriander, smoked cumin and garlic powder. Toss evenly with 2 tablespoons olive oil.
- Roast in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
- Stir well and return to the oven to roast an additional 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and cool completely.
- Add the artichokes and cooled chickpeas to a high powered food blender or food processor.
- Add the water, lemon juice, tahini, salt and pepper. Blend or process until smooth.
- Add additional salt and pepper to taste, if desired.
- Chill (if desired) and drizzle olive oil over top before serving.
- Serve with assorted fresh vegetables and/or pita chips.
If you prefer a thinner hummus, add additional olive oil when blending or processing until you reach your desired consistency.
This hummus can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
When you’re kicking back after work and munching on this healthy Roasted Chickpea and Carrot Hummus, you might as well pour yourself a tall, frosty one! After all, you deserve it! For all you do, these fun painted pilsner glasses are for you!
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Until we eat again, I hope you have a delicious day!