Carrot Dip

I'm a big fan of snacking. I typically crave savory over sweet and I love any kind of chip or vegetable dipped into a spread. I rarely buy pre-made dips at the store because I prefer to make my own and you can pretty much make any spread with tahini, lemon, garlic and a vegetable of your choice. As you might have seen from my Instagram, I've been on a carrot kick lately. I've been making my baked carrot and parsnip fries almost every week for my meal prep and I always have a bag of carrots in my fridge. This carrot dip is thicker than your typical hummus, but it is the perfect addition to a sandwich or wrap because of its unique flavor and texture. I ended up making a lettuce wrap with this carrot dip, my turmeric chicken and spaghetti squash for dinner earlier in the week and it was DELICIOUS. I've also been snacking on it with these Jilz paleo crackers and some watermelon radishes I picked up at the farmers market over the weekend. 

Prep Time: 10 minutes     Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 carrots
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2.5 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic (use 1 large or 2 small cloves if preferred)
  • 1/2 lemon
  • salt & pepper to taste

Steps:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Rinse and peel the carrots.
  3. Chop the carrots into 1/4 inch pieces and lay on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and salt & pepper.
  4. Roast for 25 minutes.
  5. Let cool 5 minutes then place in a food processor.
  6. Add in the tahini, garlic cloves, salt & pepper and lemon.
  7. Pulse on high for 2-3 minutes, then add in the olive oil while pulsing. Season with more salt & pepper or lemon, if desired.

Enjoy!