A plate serving carrot & caraway crackers

Carrot & caraway crackers

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 15 mins


Makes 20

If you're catering for vegans at a party, make these easy carrot canapés that everyone will love. Top with a sprig of dill and a vegetable crisp to impress

Nutrition and extra info

  • purée only
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: Per cracker

  • kcal60
  • fat3g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.1g


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
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  • 1 shallot, roughly chopped



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  • 1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • 400g carrots, roughly chopped



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  • 300ml vegan vegetable stock
  • 20 crunchy vegan crackers (such as an olive oil toast)
  • ½ small pack dill, leaves picked, to serve
  • 20 veg crisps (we used a small bag of Tyrells), to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan over a medium heat. Add the shallot and a pinch of salt, and cook for 6 mins until softened. Stir in the garlic and caraway seeds and cook for 1 min more, then add the carrot and veg stock, bring to a boil and simmer for 12 mins.

  2. Once the carrots are completely soft, drain them (reserve the liquid) and blitz to a smooth purée – add a tbsp of the reserved stock initially, but use more if necessary to get the desired consistency. Season and leave to cool. The purée can be made a day ahead and kept in the fridge.

  3. To serve, spoon the purée – or, if you want to be extra fancy, transfer it to a piping bag and pipe it – onto the oatcakes and top each with a little dill and a veg crisp.

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5th Dec, 2017
I made this for a cocktail party for 30 - it was fantastic. I made the puree the day before, and to be honest I didn't like it. But, once on the crackers, with the crips and the scattering of dill...really, really terrific. Use a pastry bag or similar if you have to make a lot - it's too fiddly/messy to do properly with a spoon. I paired this pass-around hors d'oeuvres with the Feta & Cucumber Bites, also on this site. A great pairing, and everyone thought I was the most fantastic hostess ever ;-)
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