Carrot & cumin hummus with swirled harissa

Carrot & cumin hummus with swirled harissa

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 8

A spicy rose harissa swirl makes this hummus a little bit special. It's vegan, gluten free and totally irresistible

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal239
  • fat19g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs11g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre5g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.1g
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  • 600g carrots



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 garlic bulb
  • juice of 1 lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 120ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 400g can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • rose harissa



    This hot, aromatic paste made from chilli and assorted spices and herbs is spicy and…

  • flatbreads, to serve


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Cut 600g carrots into chunks and toss with 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp cumin seeds and a garlic bulb, broken into cloves. Spread onto a baking tray and roast in the oven for 40 mins or until caramelised.

  2. Squeeze the cloves out of their skins and tip into a food processor with the carrots, juice of 1 lemon, 120ml extra virgin olive oil, the drained and rinsed chickpeas, and some seasoning. Blitz until smooth. Swirl through some spicy rose harissa. Serve with flatbreads.

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28th Mar, 2020
With a few additional ingredients this is great. With the roasted carrots I added extra cumin and chilli flakes. Added tahini, a drop of smoked rapeseed oil and water when blended it. Nice and thick rather than some of the sloppy shop bought ones.
5th Jul, 2019
It’s easy to make and tasted nice but I found I needed to spice it up after it was made as just a little too bland for my taste, I would use more spices when roasting the veg next time
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Suzy Hall
20th Apr, 2020
Can this be frozen, once made?
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22nd Apr, 2020
Hey, Esther from the food team here! We wouldn't recommend freezing this hummus unfortunately! Do check out lots of freezable meals in our recipe collection though. Thanks for your question!
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