nutritional information

Per 1/4-cup serving:

  • Calories: 99
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Total Fat: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat: <1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 132 mg
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugar: 4 g
Vegan Gluten-Free

Carrot Dip with Crushed Walnuts and Olives

Carrot Dip with Crushed Walnuts and Olives

Makes about 2 cups

30 minutes or fewer

Laced with harissa, a Tunisian chile sauce, this dip offers a spicy, low-fat alternative to hummus. Serve it with pita wedges or pita chips. Leftover dip makes a great sandwich spread or pasta sauce.
  • 1 ½ lb. carrots, peeled and cut into ½-inch-thick rounds (4 cups)
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 tsp. whole coriander seeds
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs. harissa
  • 3 Tbs. chopped toasted walnuts
  • ¼ cup oil-cured black olives

1. Place carrots and garlic in large pot, and add enough salted water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, and partially cover. Cook 15 to 20 minutes, or until carrots are tender. Drain, and place in bowl of food processor.

2. Toast coriander in small skillet over medium heat 3 minutes, or until fragrant. Grind toasted coriander in coffee or spice grinder, or crush with mortar and pestle, and add to carrots.

3. Add oil, lemon juice, and harissa. Pulse until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Spoon into shallow bowl, and garnish with walnuts and olives.

June 2013 p.44

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I love carrots and want to make this one for sure. I have no ideal what harissa is. I was thinking a seasoning, but reading below some kind of sauce maybe?

Mary A Stewart - 2015-05-15 00:26:13

I substituted Sriracha sauce for the harissa and it came out great.

Manarii - 2014-06-04 15:24:06

What can be substituted for the harissa?

M S Jones - 2014-01-28 00:44:40

c/o; Thank you for such considerate Vegetarian meals; I also appreciate the Newsletter, 2013. Much Thanks, KMC

KMC - 2013-05-29 02:26:55