Recipe: North African Carrot Dip with Cumin

This is one of the many recipes to do the rounds of family and friends, still popular. Quite surprising this little dip. Watch the amount of honey that you put in if you have carrots that are especially sweet.

If you are looking for carrot recipes, please browse  here. Or are you looking for dip recipes? Our favourites are Roasted Carrot and Apple Soup, Thick Yoghurt Dip, and Haydari.

North African Carrot Dip | Heat in The Kitchen | Dip | Vegetarian

North African Carrot Dip

A surprise!

750 g carrots 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed 2 Tblspn lemon juice
3 Tblspns extra-virgin olive oil 0.5 tspn chilli powder 2 tspn paprika
1 tspn turmeric 1 tspn ground cumin 1 Tblspn honey (or less if your carrots are sweet)
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cook the carrots until very tender (boil or steam). Drain well and then mash. Stir through the remaining ingredients. Transfer to a serving bowl and allow the mixture to cool to room temperature. Serve as part of a mezze plate, or as a dip with Turkish or pita bread, or Olive Bread, or as an accompaniment to a vegetarian BBQ.




This dish has been updated and cross posted with out sister site, A Life Time of Cooking. It was originally posted here as part of the retro recipes series.

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