Carrot dip may sound unusual, but this Mediterranean-style blend is a perfect balance of sweet and spicy, and a nice change of pace from hummus. It's delicious with pita bread or pita chips.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
12 mins
total:
22 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
2 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Put carrots, garlic, ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large saucepan. Add 2 cups water to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, until carrots are tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain.

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  • Transfer carrot mixture to a food processor along with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, apricot preserves, lemon juice, sesame oil, coriander, and cayenne. Process until almost smooth.

Nutrition Facts

65 calories; protein 0.6g; carbohydrates 12.1g; fat 2.1g; sodium 210.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2016
I thought it was tasty colorful and definitely different and I am ALWAYS up for something new and out of the ordinary. I found it while searching for something to bring to a "Moroccan-themed" dinner party. Was going to give it 4 stars. But a friend of mine called the next day to see if they could have some of the leftover carrot dip her husband absolutely loved it it reminded him of a house specialty salad dressing he had had at a restaurant once that really impressed him. So for his love of it I'm giving it the extra star. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/19/2017
taste was nice and different but it turned out more like a soup so i could not take it to a work party. not enough time to buy more carrots and boil them up. Read More
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2016
I thought it was tasty colorful and definitely different and I am ALWAYS up for something new and out of the ordinary. I found it while searching for something to bring to a "Moroccan-themed" dinner party. Was going to give it 4 stars. But a friend of mine called the next day to see if they could have some of the leftover carrot dip her husband absolutely loved it it reminded him of a house specialty salad dressing he had had at a restaurant once that really impressed him. So for his love of it I'm giving it the extra star. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2016
Sweet and healthy. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2016
I found this very interesting flavor wise and served it with celery sticks and pita bread wedges at a work potluck. I was received with mixed reviews. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2016
Love the perfect combination of texture and flavors of this dip! I added a bit more cayenne pepper to zip it up. Also excellent with an assortment of vegetables to dip with. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/19/2017
taste was nice and different but it turned out more like a soup so i could not take it to a work party. not enough time to buy more carrots and boil them up. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2019
Really good! I thought apricot preserves would make this dip too sweet so I used dried apricots and cooked them with the carrots. I made pita chips and took it to a Moroccan themed pot luck and it was a big hit. I will reduce the sesame oil a bit if I make it again as it seemed to overpower the carrots. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2018
Absolutely fantastic!! So much flavor healthy and easy I will definitely be making this again! Read More