Thursday, October 20, 2016

Curried Carrot Hummus

I joined a new group, kinda trial run this month, called the Improv Cooking Challenge.   It sounded like fun.
Basically you are given two ingredients to make a dish from and post about it on a certain date, which this month happens to be today, the third Thursday of the month.
The ingredients for October were Carrots and Curry. 
I'm not late, am I?
Well, at any rate, when I saw the two ingredients my mind went, hmmm, I wonder how they would work in a Hummus.
Curried Carrot Hummus
They worked, very well.   Got along just fine, invited a couple more ingredients to join them that I wouldn't have thought of adding and well, I got a great new Hummus.
And I did it all by myself.

Recipe: Curried Carrot Hummus   Makes just over 2 cups

1 can Navy Beans, drained  (15 oz. size)
1 cup cooked Carrots
1 small Onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon Cardamom
1/2 teaspoon Hot Curry Powder
1 teaspoon Mild Curry Powder
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
1 tsp. Lime Juice
1/4 cup Tahini
1/4 cup EVOO
1 tsp. Cumin Seeds

Cook the carrots til just done, then saute' the onion in 1 tsp. EVOO until translucent.  Set the carrots and onion aside to cool.
Put 1 can drained Navy Beans into food processor, add the rest of the ingredients and process.
Serve with a little toasted Pita Bread or Naan.
Curried Carrot Hummus


Curried Carrot Hummus
I have to admit to an oops here.   I thought I'd opened a can of Chickpeas, but discovered after opening it, that it was Navy Beans, but decided to use them anyway.   And guess what, they were so good.
You can definitely up the amount of curry powder here, I will the next time I make it, cause I love, love, love Curry.

I wonder how this would work for Halloween?   I decided to do a trial run, and put some of the Hummus into a Orange Pepper, and it was good.  Best of all, the bowl was edible.
Curried Carrot Hummus in Orange Pepper

Curried Carrot Hummus in edible Orange Pepper Bowl
I'm ready for Halloween now.

#ImprovCooking 


Sid Munkholm
Sid Munkholm

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

4 comments:

  1. Oh Yummy! I've never met a hummus I didn't like -- I've even used kidney beans. :) (Although, my fellas would want me to add a clove of garlic or five... :D )

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    1. There are so many different variations of Hummus and they're all good. I've still got some of the Carrot Hummus left and I'll try adding some garlic to it. Garlic is good food.

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  2. Great creation Sid....I'll bet it was yummy.

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    1. Thanks Wendy, I had fun with this month's 'challenge'. And it was good.

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