ROAST CARROT HUMOUS
Here is the recipe for my Roast Carrot Humous which I made to go with my Beetroot Burgers.
Homous is a very easy thing to make and how you make it and how much of each thing you add is very much up to you and your personal preference. Everytime I make it I make it slightly differently, as I don’t really measure things, just put them in and adjust to taste.
Firstly, roast some carrots. I used four medium sized organic carrots, scrubbed them and chopped them into half lengthways and then chopped each half into thirds. I put them on an oven tray and drizzled them with olive oil and roasted them in the oven at 180 degrees for approximately 40 minutes. You want them to be brown and soft. You will need to check on them during cooking and turn them over. Leave to cool.
- Roast Carrots as above
- 1 can/packet of organic Chickpeas – drained and rinsed
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Lemon Juice – 1/2 lemon
- 1 tablespoon of Tahini
- 1 clove of crushed Garlic
- Freshly ground Black Pepper
- Pinch of Sea Salt
Place all ingredients into a food processor and whizz until you reach the consistency you like. Some people like their Homous very smooth, others like it with bits left in it, it is really up to you. If it is a little too dry, you can add a little more lemon juice or olive oil, depending on how you want it to taste.
This is a basic recipe really for Homous, you can adjust it or add extra flavours to it depending on your mood and what you want it to go with. Instead of Roast Carrot, you could add Roast Beetroot. You can add Spices. You could add Roasted and Peeled Red Peppers. You could add some Chilli Flakes. Use your imagination and experiment with the flavours you like.