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Roasted Carrot Hummus

This has got to be one of my favorite homemade hummuses. The roasted carrots make it SO special! The roasting of the carrots does make this hummus a bit longer to prep, but it is worth it! I used FRESH chickpeas with this recipe, but if you do not have time to cook the chickpeas or do not have fresh chickpeas on hand, 2 boxes will do just fine.

This recipe makes a good amount of hummus. You can eat it all, give some to a friend, or store it in the fridge for the week and eat it with pita chips, cucumbers, celery and carrots.. is that weird to eat carrot hummus with carrots?

You will need some kind of bender for this recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 4 large sized carrots - roughly chopped
  • EVOO for roasting carrots
  • 2 tbs EVOO to put in HUMMUS while mixing
  • salt (you will add salt to the carrots and then more to the hummus while mixing)
  • pepper
  • 1 cup raw dried chick peas (you will be cooking these, I did it in a crockpot just add water and cook for a couple hours on high) OR 2 Boxes/BPA free cans of chickpeas
  •  1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric 
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 large lemon or 1 small lemon
  • 1/2 cup-2/3 cup water - depends on how thick your hummus ends up being. Add water as needed.

Directions: 

* If using fresh chickpeas cook them according to package,

  • preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • place roughly chopped carrots coated with EVOO, salt and pepper in the oven for about 20 minutes or until tender. 
  • While carrots are cooking squeeze your lemon, measure out your 2 tbs of EVOO, 1/2 C tahini and all of your spices (cumin, paprika, turmeric and salt). 
  • Dump the chickpeas, cooked carrots and all your mise en place (aka all the food you prepped) in the blender- don't forget your garlic clove.
  • Blend and slowly add in water. You will need to pause and scrape down the sides and then start to blend again.
  • Your hummus is done when it is smooth and all mixed. It will be a beautiful orange color and will taste AWESOME! You can serve it in a bowl and add a bit of EVOO to the top if you wish.

ENOY! XO

 

Tomato, basil, and mozzarella Frittata.

I want to first wish everyone a very happy and healthy new year! I wish you all amazing things. Here is the perfect New Years Eve workout for you! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue-a0CoGWzo&feature=player_profilepage

Now to the great frittata I made yesterday. I went to whole foods a couple days ago and picked up a fresh mozzarella ball and tomatoes. I knew I had a lot of basil in my fridge and did not want it to go bad, and what goes better with basil than mozzarella and tomatoes!? Yesterday morning I was so excited to make a beautiful tomato, basil, and mozzarella cheese Frittata.

PRE HEAT your oven to 350

First, I heated a pan with EVOO and garlic. Then I added diced tomatoes. I let it cook and continuously mixed for about 4 minutes. I mixed 5 eggs (for camera man and I) and added a tiny bit of water (makes the eggs fluffy!) and about 1/2 a cup of chopped FRESH basil, salt and pepper!

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After the tomatoes were cooked enough I added in the egg and basil mixture. The pan is now set to low/medium heat. I let the egg mixture settle for about 1 minute in the pan.

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After about a minute or two sitting on low heat I removed the pan from the stove top and moved it in to the oven. MAKE SURE that your pan can go in the oven before you do this!! I do not want your pan to melt!

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I let the egg mixture sit in the oven for about 15-18 minutes. The length of time you let your eggs sit in the oven all depends on how well you like your eggs cooked. Take some peaks at it by looking through the oven, try not to open it, and you will know it is cooked when the sides start to puff up. Some people like the top a little runny, this is up to you.

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Now comes the FRESH mozzarella  After about 13-15 minutes of your eggs in the oven you want to add some  slices of fresh mozzarella to the top. Open the oven and place the mozzarella slices randomly around the frittata, close the oven and let the cheese melt for a couple more minutes.

I opened my package of what I thought was fresh mozzarella....

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om mozerella

I accidentally bought whipped cream cheese!!!! Oh man!

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Instead I topped my frittata off with some sliced avocado. It was delicious. The avocado gave the frtittata the creamyness it needed! Perfecto!

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om avocado

Have you ever made a Frittata in the oven? What did you put in it?

Posted on December 31, 2012 and filed under food, breakfast, entree.