Both of my kids are back in school and that means I’m full on back to making school lunch. I’ve been letting Kenya and Chloe flip through Weelicious Lunches to pick out which recipes they are most excited about so it’s easier for me to predict what they’ll want to eat in the future. One of the recipes they both requested was my Roasted Carrot Hummus.

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Hummus is a lifesaver, especially for kids and adults who favor a vegetarian diet. Packed with beans, this dip (which works equally well as a sandwich spread) is protein rich. If you’ve only had classic hummus, you should definitely try this variation which gets its incredibly deep flavor from the caramelized roast carrots. Even my husband is addicted to it! This quick video will show you just how easy it is to make.

Photo by Maren Caruso


Roasted Carrot Hummus

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes



  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Place the carrots and whole garlic clove on a baking sheet. Drizzle with the olive oil, sprinkle with the salt, and toss to coat.
  • Roast for 45 minutes, or until the carrots are fork tender and starting to caramelize.
  • Place all the ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth.
  • Note: You can thin this hummus by adding olive oil or hot water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.


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Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. I am holding out my book orders until the kids Book Fair this Fall. So, I made a version of this recipe – which is to say I used leftover steamed carrots and estimated the measurements. It’s pretty tasty! I used Natural almond butter and sill needed a drizzle of olive oil to get the smooth texture, I think the roasted carrots would bring a richer flavor. I will definitely make this recipe again. great heslthly football Saturday snack.

  2. Thank you for your continued effort in developing and sharing such wonderful recipes. My three boys and I enjoy your cookbooks, videos and emails highlighting new recipes! I am curious if wow butter (soy based non peanut alternative) would fair well as a substitute?

    Kind regards,
    Ashley & the boys

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