Sunday, April 3, 2022

Spicy Vegan Carrot Dip

This vegan dip is lip-smacking delicious, and easy to make with the season's best carrots! Sweet, tangy, spicy, savory all flavors in one! This only needs a few pantry staples and this is a crowd pleaser! This can also be used as a spread in wraps as well and sandwiches.

I  received samples and used them to develop recipes. The opinions expressed are mine alone.

I used Melissa's Produce fresh organic carrots to make this dip. This is one of our favorite dips and Melissa's Produce best and juicy carrots gave the best flavors to this dip.

The multiple flavors in this dip make this the best of everything you can imagine. This can be served with sweet peppers, cucumbers, celery as well as naan and pita bread or chips. This can also be smeared on bread and topped with salad. 

This dip can be made easily. This make ahead dip is a breeze to make. Life may be complicated but this dip is not. Roast the carrots with Fresno peppers, and garlic. Puree the roasted veggies with olive oil, salt, and lemon juice. That's simple! 

Fresno peppers are beautiful and spicy red peppers. These peppers give an amazing kick to anything. We love this chutney made with these peppers. Any peppers can be used, but this adds to the color and heat.

I love dips and they are a great option to include more veggies in your diet, though they are amazing with breads too. This blog has some amazing vegan dips and I have featured them in this Epic Vegan Mediterranean Dip Charcuterie Board. We love this carrot dip just like Muhammara, and this dip is similar to that. Try the Vegan Roasted Fennel and Pumpkin Seed Dip and Baba Ganoush for tasty dips that could help entertain a crowd very easily. 

Spring is the best for carrots and they have the peak flavor during this season. carrots are added to many recipes, but they make amazing starters and sides as a standalone veggie too! We make salads and curry with carrots as the main side. Christie is hosting an event in #OurFamilyTable group featuring carrot as the star in the recipes and this delicious dip is my share for the event. We share Recipes From Our Dinner Table! Join our group and share your recipes, too! While you're at it, join our Pinterest board, too!

I love veggies and in fact I can say that I am addicted to it. Carrot is one of my favorite veggies and I always use carrots in sweet as well as savory recipes. A bowl of this simple and delicious Carrot and Ginger Soup is always comforting! That's my favorite one for this season. Carrot fries are a healthy alternative to regular potato fries and we love this fresh carrot slaw which I make often following my mom’s recipe for a good number of years. Carrot Halwa is my favorite dessert and I have wonderful memories of it. My mom makes it special for me and she loves it too. If you are a carrot halwa lover then this  Carrot Halwa Icecream and Oatmeal Carrot Halwa Ice-cream Sandwich are a must. These will transport you to another world!

Makes about 3/4 cup.

Carrots - 1 cup, 1-in. chunks
Olive oil - 4 tbsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Garlic - 3 cloves
Cashews - 1/4 cup, toasted
Lemon juice - 1/2 tbsp
Fresno pepper - 1, chopped
Parsley - for garnish


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. 

Toss the carrots, peppers, and garlic with a pinch salt and a tablespoon olive oil.

Roast in the oven at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

Cool. Add the veggies to food processor, add salt, lemon juice, and toasted cashews. Puree.

Add the remaining olive oil and puree.

Transfer to a serving bowl, garnish with parsley and serve with chips and/or veggies.

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  1. That sounds so wonderful and healthy too!

  2. I love this idea! A nice switch from hummus or guac!

  3. I bet roasting the carrots give them a great flavor in this dip.

  4. It's so hard to find a healthy appetizer. Love it!

  5. What a fun dip for spring! I love the combo of carrots and cashews!

  6. This dip sounds and looks so delicious! I love the flavors in there.

  7. What a great combination of flavors in this dip. So different from hummus and even baba ghanoush.