Surprise your guests with this unique and flavorful dip. Sweet, caramelized flavors, paired with a hint of heat from the chile oil. Add as much or as little oil as you'd like, or omit completely if you prefer. Use different fresh or dried peppers to infuse the oil. This reheats exceptionally well; in fact, I find it more flavorful the next day. Serve with wheat crackers or pita chips. Instead of parsley, you can top with crushed pistachios or pumpkin seeds.


Recipe Summary

30 mins
50 mins
20 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Chile Oil:
Carrot Dip:


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Pour olive oil into a small saucepan over medium-high heat and cook until lightly simmering, about 1 minute. Add crushed red pepper and remove from heat; set aside. Let chile oil infuse while preparing the rest of the recipe.

  • Toss carrots, onion, whole garlic cloves, olive oil, salt, coriander, and turmeric together in a bowl. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet in an even layer.

  • Roast in the preheated oven until soft, tossing halfway through, about 30 minutes total. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

  • Transfer cooked carrot mixture to a food processor and add tahini, honey, and additional salt, if needed. Blend carrot dip until smooth.

  • Spoon dip into a small serving bowl. Strain chile oil into a small dish and discard crushed red pepper. Drizzle oil to your preference on top of the dip and garnish with parsley.

Nutrition Facts

130 calories; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 11.9g; fat 9.1g; sodium 229.2mg. Full Nutrition