Beans beans the magical fruit…But beans have no place in this magical recipe! A bean-less hummus you ask? Yep, and you’ll never miss ’em. Take your traditional thoughts on hummus and throw them out the window, because this no-bean roasted carrot hummus is the most beanless-tastic dip you’ll ever eat.
Hummus is one of those things I ate WAAAAAY too much in my early 20’s. In fact, at times the smell has made me gag. Have you ever done that to yourself? Discovered this amazing, best food ever/must-eat-it-all-the-time until you completely overdo it and never want to look at it again? This has only happened to me a few times in life. Hummus being one. Goldschlager being the other (Ugh college. Seriously why?!)
It wasn’t until my husband and I tried a carrot hummus at our favorite pre-baby restaurants (back when we could go out whenever we felt like it), that I allowed hummus to find a place back into my heart. This restaurant was a pizza joint, that served carrot hummus. Like, WHAAA?! You KNOW that hummus must be good stuff when they have it on the menu at a pizza place. And it was good. GOOD good. Like sometimes we’d go there just for the hummus kind of good.
One cross-country move, one baby, and a few years later, I forgot about our favorite creamy dip. Until one day it hit me – I must make our old fav. But even better, I must make it for all my paleo and Whole30 peeps…aka sans the beans. It was a task that wouldn’t be easy, but I was up for the challenge.
You’ll never miss the beans with this no-bean roasted carrot hummus. Let me convince you.
Roasting the carrots gives this bean-less hummus such a complex, slightly sweet taste, and combined with roasted caramelized cauliflower, nutty tahini, and the classic components of traditional hummus? A killer combination that rivals the regular garbanzo bean stuff.
What I also love about this hummus (aside that it’s delicious on raw vegetables, chips, chicken, and my finger), is the light texture. Kiss the old paste-like hummus goodbye and replace it with this airy, fluffy, whipped goodness.
When traditional hummus has you feeling same ol, same ol – give THIS version a whirl!Print
No Bean Roasted Carrot Hummus
- Yield: 1 1/2 - 2 cups 1x
- 1 1/2 pounds whole carrots (about 6 large carrots)
- 4 tablespoons olive oil, halved and divided
- 1/2 head of small cauliflower, roughly 2 1/2 cups
- 1/8 cup tahini
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoons cumin
- Preheat the oven to 415 degrees.
- Line the whole carrots and cauliflower florets on a large baking sheet and coat 2 tablespoons olive oil.
- Cook for 45-55 minutes or until carrots and cauliflower are soft and slightly caramelized.
- Place all remaining ingredients, the other 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and roasted vegetables in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Store in the refrigerator.
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
What a fantastic dip (even without the beans 😉 ) I love roasted carrots and their subtle sweetness!
It’s like nature’s candy! Thanks Rebecca!
Ros Emely@stressfreemommies says
This I have to try! It looks delicious and I know it’s healthy, thanks Chrissa!
Oh girl you KNOW it’s healthy. But super duper nummy too. Thanks Ros!
Margaret @ Simple Fit Foodie says
Wow I am obsessed with this, what a great idea!!! I also eat hummus way more than I should but have been trying to avoid legumes which makes eating hummus a little hard… haha! Now I can have hummus without eating beans. This will be next on my list of things to make 🙂
YES I love obsessions when it comes to Physical Kitchness recipes 😉 Obsess away Margaret! Oh I’m so glad this recipe caught your eye as your are starting a journey avoiding those legumes. I hope you love it!
Matt @ Plating Pixels says
I’m a huge fan of hummus but don’t make it enough. This is a great one to add to the arsenal. No beans…say what?!
I love that you used arsenal and hummus in the same thought. And chaaaaaaa no beans! Who’da thunk?!
Love this idea! I see this in my new future!
I love recipes that find a place in people’s future chow-down sessions!! Thanks Kate 😉
Love this idea! I see this in my near future!
Well if your near future involves a killer (and healthy) dip for Superbowl then YES I see it too! 😉
Denay DeGuzman says
I love carrots and I love cauliflower! And roasted – woohoo! This is the perfect appetizer for Super Bowl Sunday. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe inspiration. I look forward to preparing this scrumptious appetizer. 🙂
Exactly my thoughts as Superbowl is fast approaching. There will be plenty of naughty snacks, so this is a nice change of pace. But no one has to know it’s super light and healthy 🙂 Thanks Denay! PS roasted is where it’s AT!
Rachel @LittleChefBigAppetite says
Yuuuuum! This looks INSANELY good!
It IS insanely good! So light and such a subtle sweetness. Gotta love veggie-packed dips!
Blair @ The Seasoned Mom says
Yum, yum, yum! I love hummus, but I definitely go through phases where I lay off of it for awhile because I feel like I’ve had too much. 🙂 Obviously you can relate.
I bet the roasted carrots give this dip such a great sweetness (which is always a good idea in my opinion). Looks delicious!
It sure does. You know your food Blair! It’s totally a subtle sweetness that I love. Even when I’m not feelin’ hummus, this totally does it for me!
rachel @ athletic avocado says
woah carrot hummus!? Now this is GENIUS! I must say I have gotten sick of hummus and haven’t had it in months because I used to put in on everything! I love this nice change up!
BELIEVE IT! Thanks girl 😉 Hummus is pretty much bomb on everything but eating it on the daily can get old. This is a totally different version that I hope you love!
This looks delicious! I had no idea you could make hummus with carrots! Pinning this for future reference!
Thank you so much Chrystie! You could probably make hummus from cigarette butts, but I wouldn’t suggest it 😉
What dedication to recreating your old favorite! 🙂 Your post made me feel melancholy about the good ol’ child free days. (sniff) Life was so much more carefree back then. 🙂
I’m soooooo dedicated to food, it’s probably an unhealthy obsession! 😉 Oh my gosh the good ol’ days right?! Of COURSE we wouldn’t trade the current days for anything in the world, but I would love a few carefree days once in awhile!
My husband loves hummus so I’m going to definitely have to make this for him. Thanks!
You picked a good man, nothing sexier than a dude that loves hummus! 😉
oh my goodness girl sign me UP! This looks and sounds so so good! I’m so bad with hummus – I literally can eat an entire tub in one sitting. At least if I ate all of this I would be getting in plenty of veggies, right? 😉
Totally! You might turn orange but then you wouldn’t need to get a spray tan! #winning
GiGi Eats says
Hummus is so friggin’ ADDICTING… And this looks equally so… Can you call it hummus without the chickpeas?! You could call it… Caulorrt Dip? LOL!
Seriously preach! That’s why I had to take a break, I was so addicted and at it all the time! I dig your title for this, although it would probably not do well with SEO 😉
Jess @hellotofit says
this is so creative, Chrissa!! i love roasted veggies, esp carrots and cauli. GENIUS idea. Pinning this!
Thanks Jess! True story some veggies I will only eat if they are roasted. Sooooo much better that way!
You’re a genius. Seriously. Who’da thunk it??? This looks aaamaazzzzeeeeee I want some now!!
Made.my.night. I hope you loveeeee!! Xo
Hey, it looks amazing and healthy. Can’t wait to try this.
It IS amazing and healthy! You nailed it. Enjoy Ana!
Carly @ Fitliving blog says
Genius and YUMMMM!!! I need to make this stat. I love hummus, but sometimes I don’t want the dense texture. This looks outrageously good!
Oh you will love how light this is Carly! Enjoy!
Lauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweet says
Wow, Chrissa! This is such a great idea!! I love the beautiful color and especially love that it uses roasted veggies. Pinning!
Thank you Lauren! The color is a nice ‘pop’ vs traditional hummus. Anyone that knows me knows I love pin love. Appreciate it girl!
Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen says
Oh this recipe sounds seriously superb Chrissa! I used to eat hummus ALL the time, but got away from it… no particular reason. I think I was just sick of it. But THIS sounds like the perfect way to change it up. Awesome recipe.
Hummus kicks major butt but it can get old, why is that?! I hope you love this Ashley! Thanks girlfriend. xo
Manju | Cooking Curries says
Looking at those photos, I wouldnt say that it was beanless! I am sharing this with a friend whose son is severely allergic to beans of most kind. I am sure she will love this!
Oh I’m so glad Manju! Helping others enjoy ‘traditional’ foods they normally can’t due to food allergies makes my heart happy happy!
Alex from SewSimmerAndShare.com says
I think I found my Super Bowl hummus recipe! Aldi was out of chickpeas when I went, but perhaps it was destiny? Thanks for sharing! I pinned it to save for next weekend.
Of course it was destiny. Sometimes the stars align and things just work out as they should (especially when it comes to hummus). Hehehehe!
Lisa B. says
This looks great! I bet I could get my kids to eat this and they would never know it’s carrots. I am going to try this out. Thank you for sharing and linking up with us over at the Welcome Home Wednesdays Link Party!
It’s true! I love tricking kids!!! Lol. Thanks Lisa!
Miss Polkadot says
Oh wow. You had me at hummus. No, at carrots already actually as I’ve been obsessed with and eating them by the pound for months. I never thought a chickpea-less hummus could intrigue me so much but yours definitely does.
It’s such a lighter, sweeter variation of hummus that is really REALLY good! I hope you love it as much as I do!
The recipe calls for 4 Tablespoons Olive Oil, divided and then there is an additional 2 Tablespoons in the ingredients. Is this an error or is there a step missing from the recipe?
Oh my goodness GREAT catch! Do you want to be my copy editor pretty please? 😉 I fixed it. 4 tablespoons divided = 2 for roasting the carrots and the other two to add to the hummus ingredients for blending. Does that make sense? Thanks SO much Kim!
Making this tonight for my whole30 friend – do the carrots need to be peeled?
Hi Betty! It’s really up to you – I typically peel mine, but you certainly don’t HAVE to. As long as you thoroughly wash them, you’ll be good!
I just made this, and it was absolutely delicious. Great recipe.
Oh I am so delighted to hear that! Thanks for the feedback Sydney. Glad you liked it!
I made this today and it was very good. I doubled the amount of veggies because my boyfriend loves carrots..I also used salt and pepper to taste. Awesome!
SO happy to hear Randy! Thanks for stopping by to let me know!
Sarah H. says
Yum Yum Yum! We made this and dipped cucumber slices in it and it was divine. Lovely roasted flavor and I really liked the addition of the cauliflower. Wonderful, light texture! Thanks again.
So glad you liked it Sarah!
OMG! this is so good. i was hooked within one bite! i did add just a little cloves of garlic and it kicked it up a notch! thank you for this! hummus has been hurting my tummy lately ☹️
That’s a great idea! Thanks for the feedback!