Roasted Carrot-Ricotta Hummus

Roasting gives this dip an addictive depth of flavour, while the Canadian Ricotta adds a refreshing lightness of both taste and texture.

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cooking: 20 min - 25 min
Yields 8 servings
roasted carrot ricotta hummus

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) melted butter
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 2 minced cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) fresh ginger grated
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) chili powder
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) carrots cut into discs
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 can (14 oz/398 mL) chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) lime juice
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Canadian Ricotta

Preparation

Preheat oven to 425 °F (220 °C).

On a parchment-lined baking sheet, mix melted butter, onion, garlic, ginger, spices and carrots. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Roast in the oven for 20 minutes or until carrots are tender. Let cool.

In a food processor, process chickpeas along with roasted carrots. Add lime juice and process until a smooth purée is obtained.

Stir in Ricotta, adjust seasoning and serve with fresh vegetables, pita bread and apple or pear slices.

Tips

Delicious Canadien Cheese alternatives: Cream Cheese, Mascarpone.

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Nutrition

Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 144 Calories
Protein: 6 g
Carbohydrate: 16 g
Fat: 6 g
Fibre: 3.1 g
Sodium: 213 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 9 % / 94 mg
Vitamin A: 22 %
Folate: 20 %
Vitamin B6: 17 %
Selenium: 13 %