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Carrot Hummus Rolls

Carrot Hummus Rolls are made with rich and creamy carrot and garbanzo bean hummus with earthy cumin, zesty sumac, garlic and a spritz of fresh lemon is delicately sweet and perfect as a dip, rolled up in roasted veggies, in a salad, or even tossed in pasta.Roasted Carrot Spiced Hummus Rolls-Bam's Kitchen

I love roasting root vegetables in the fall and winter months. I love how roasting transforms a rather dull vegetable into something sweet and delightful. Lets take your average run on the mill carrot for example. The lonely old average boring carrot is lovely stir fried or steamed but it is full of extra sweetness and personality when she is roasted and her true colors are able to shine.

Roasted Carrot Spiced Hummus Rolls

I was planning on having a meatless Monday with grilled vegetables in wraps with a bit of hummus. This is always a delicious choice but wanted something a little different. Do you remember some time ago when I posted a recipe for Veggie chips and chestnut hummus. I think you really can make hummus out of many different things and you just have to think outside the box.

Roasted Carrot Spiced Hummus Rolls

We are just a few short days away from Halloween and there is not a Jack O'Lantern pumpkin to be found here in Hong Kong. They must still be on a shipment lost out at sea. However, this delightful roasted carrot spiced hummus will bring a little bright orange to your table this autumn season.

Roasted Carrot Spiced Hummus Rolls-Bam's Kitchen

Have you ever tried the spice called sumac? No, no, no I am not talking about that stuff that grows wild in your back yard and causes a bad rash. Sumac, the spice is something completely different and completely transforms a dish from the ordinary to the extraordinary. I think it is a little difficult to describe as I have never smelled or tasted anything really like it before.

Sumac and Cumin-Bam's Kitchen

Sumac is a beautiful bright red colour and usually is found ground from the sumac berries. Sumac smells bright and fresh. It almost smells like little lemony and vinegary at the same time and also has like a light undertone of cayenne pepper from just giving it a whiff.

Roasted Carrot Spiced Hummus Rolls-Bam's Kitchen

Ground sumac spice tastes light and bright with a little bit of mild spice. It is the perfect sparkle or pick me up to this delightful creamy and rich carrot spiced hummus. My husband was on a business trip to Thailand and purchased a few spices from the Spice Story line and I have really enjoyed some of the very unique spices he brought home. Sumac is used a lot in Middle Eastern cooking and I am sure you all have heard the spice za'atar that is used in many dishes from flatbreads, main dishes and many more.

Roasted Carrot Spiced Hummus Rolls-Bam's Kitchen

Now don't you worry if sumac is not on your spice shelf then just add a bit extra lemon juice or zest and maybe just a pinch of cayenne pepper to your Carrot Spiced Hummus and you are good to go. I know that ground cumin is a more readily available spice and this lends a lovely earthy flavour to this hummus and highly recommended.

This roasted carrot spiced hummus is delightful as a dip for vegetables, flatbreads and perfect on a wrap sandwich. I loved it in my hearty vegetable salad for lunch. My boys enjoyed it mixed up in their pasta for a quick and hearty after school snack. However, I wanted a quick-lunch that was gluten-free so at first I was just eating by the spoonfuls... that may I add is a very delicious way to enjoy this carrot spiced hummus. However, it is a lot more fun to spread on grilled vegetables and roll up into some delightful finger food.

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Carrot Hummus Rolls

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October 17, 2014

Rich and creamy carrot and garbanzo bean hummus with earthy cumin, zesty sumac, garlic and a spritz of fresh lemon is delicately sweet and perfect as a dip, rolled up in roasted veggies, in a salad, or even tossed in pasta.

  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yields: 6 Adults or 1 Hungry Teenager


Roasted Carrot Spiced Hummus

carrots - 2 medium (peeled and sliced)

olive oil spray - spritz on carrots before roasting

salt and pepper - to taste

garbanzo beans - 1 can (12 ounces) rinsed and drained

lemon juice - juice of one lemon

olive oil - 2 tablespoons

garlic - 2 cloves crushed

cumin - 1 teaspoon ground

sumac - 1 teaspoon ground

salt and pepper - to taste

water - 1/4 cup or as needed for the consistency you desire

Grilled Veggies

Asian Eggplant - 1-2 (can also use zucchini or any vegetable you desire)

olive oil - drizzle

salt and pepper - to taste

cilantro - 1/4 cup leaves


1Step1: Preheat oven to 190 degrees C (375 degrees F)

2 In a medium bowl add your sliced carrots, spritz or drizzle with a little olive oil and salt and pepper to taste and toss to coat. Place your carrots on a lined baking tray (just because I dislike the cleanup up) and bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the carrots are fork tender. Set aside to cool.

3In a food processor add garbanzo beans, roasted carrot, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, cumin, sumac, salt and pepper and water until creamy and smooth. Sometimes you will need less water and sometimes you will need more as this depends on the amount of juice in your lemon and how big your carrots are. (I try to save on fat and calories when I can so I used water instead of more olive oil, however, you can also add more olive oil to get to the smooth texture you desire) Enjoy your delicious roasted carrot spiced hummus as is with vegetables and crackers or move onto to step 4 if you would like a delicious gluten free and vegan entree, snack or appetiser...

4Slice Asian Eggplant or zucchini lengthwise in 1/8 inch strips (or any vegetable you desire). Drizzle with a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Grill for about 1-2 minutes on each side until the vegetables are soft to touch and have nice grill marks. Set aside.

5Lay your grilled vegetable (Asian eggplant) on a cutting board and spread a thin layer of roasted carrot spiced hummus on one side. Place a few cilantro leaves on one end with a little bit peaking out of one side and roll up.

6Enjoy your delicious roasted carrot hummus rollups as a starter or as a vegan main dish with a little cilantro rice on the side.

  • shashi @

    What an incredible idea!!! Stuffing eggplant with that gorgeously colored hummus is simply BRILLIANT BAM!!! I am stuffed after dinner -but wish I had these to snack on now! I haven’t used sumac ever before- need to try and get it this weekend!
    Hope your weekend is wonderful!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Shashi! This dip is really addicting. I loved eating just by the spoonful but my favorite way was in rolled up in grilled veggies. Have a super weekend.

  • I’m such a fan of hummus and the roasted carrot flavor sounds so good!

    • Bams Kitchen

      I love hummus too and it was fun creating new flavor combinations in the test kitchen. Thanks Nancy!

  • I love sumac and I’m always looking for new recipes to use it in 🙂

    • Bams Kitchen

      Hi Tandy lovely to hear that you have sumac in your spice pantry as well. Happy cooking.

  • Awh yeah! I freakin love this idea BAM. 🙂 I really should use up the veggies in the crisper, gonna get my chef on this weekend. Heres Cheers & Happy Friday. 🙂

    • Bams Kitchen

      Happy Friday to you too! Making a bowl of carrot hummus is a great idea over the weekend for snacks and cleaning out the crisper for the impending grocery shopping errand…Take Care

  • Spiced hummus made with carrots??? It’s worth a try!

    • Bams Kitchen

      I know you are thinking I am off my my rocker, but you really should give it a try. Great flavors and a fun twist on an old classic. Take Care

  • kitchenriffs

    I love roasting veggies! Particularly root veggies — it really brings out their character. This looks wonderful. As do your pictures — I’ve really been loving what you’ve been doing, photographically speaking, recently. Good stuff! Thanks.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you John, I really appreciate your support and kind words. I have been trying to improve my photography skills. I have learned a lot but have so much more to go. It’s a process…

  • I love what you did for Halloween! I love sumac, too! And I have done a carrot type hummus but a bit different than yours.I love this Halloween twist!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Hello Abbe, I can’t wait to check out your recipe on your blog. Great minds think alike. Have a super weekend!

  • I’ve yet to purchase and play with sumac. I love your carrot hummus idea though. Would it be wrong to dip carrots into it?

    • Bams Kitchen

      Hi David! I think that dipping carrots into the carrot hummus idea rocks. Heck, I was eating it by the spoonfuls from the bowl. Then licking the bowl… so I guess anything goes here… Have a super weekend

  • Kathleen Richardson

    BAM, you’ve outdone yourself with this recipe and the awesome photos! 5-stars even before trying it out! No sumac in our Wegmans (only poison ivy, oak and sumac wash!), but when I visit my son in the D.C. area, I’ll bet I can find some.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thanks so much Kathleen! Thanks for the stars dear…Sorry to hear there is no sumac in your market but you can just add a little extra lemon or even some of the lemon zest and a little dusting of cayenne pepper instead and give this recipe a try. Happy Friday to you!

  • These rolls look very elegant. They are beautiful! 🙂

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Ray. Have a super weekend

  • Woah…I had to hit rewind! “Chestnut hummus”?!! Chestnuts are one of my favorite foods on earth! I had to check that out (looks delicious)! I never ate roasted vegetables growing up (as you know, oven cooking is not the thing in Asian households usually) but I’ve been making up for lost time. Your rolls are so creative. I love the colors, the presentation and I bet the taste is right up there! Have a great weekend!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Hello Monica, I know what you mean about chestnuts, just love them. I actually just bought a bunch as they are in season now so hoping to make something delicious for Sunday dinner this weekend with them. Monica, you are such an awesome little baker (always using your oven) I would have never guessed that you were raised in an Asia household. You have certainly made up for lost time as I could never keep up with your baking skills now! Now I want to see more Asian dishes from your kitchen…you have been holding out on us. Have a super weekend! Take Care, BAM

  • You are so creative! These look delicious, and perfectly festive for this time of year.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Dawn… have a super weekend!

  • hotlyspiced

    I love these rolls, Bam; they’re so pretty and what a great way to serve vegetables. These would be a lovely appetiser at a drinks’ party . I have sumac in my spice cupboard. I haven’t cooked with it for a while – must fix that xx

    • Bams Kitchen

      Hello Charlie. thank you for your lovely comment. I am delighted to hear that you have sumac in your spice pantry, let the weekend festivities begin.

  • You really had me worried about that sumac and yes, the itchy, rash kind is all I’ve ever heard of. It sounds like one I’d love to try but maybe not tell my husband to ” go pick up some sumac while you’re out”. This really looks wonderful and so perfect for fall. I was really curious about what you were spreading the hummus on…it looked a little like birch bark. Such a great idea!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Diane, you still have me laughing. You know one of those good belly laughs we all need. My eggplant do look like birch tree bark….LOL Now don’t be having your hubby fetch wild sumac on his nice autumn walk in the forest. (You have to get this kind from the super market) I am sorry I am so delayed making my rounds. On my way over to give you a visit.

      • I thought the birch bark was perfect for the autumn theme and looked really beautiful. I’ve been slow with catching up on posts myself…after the engagement party, I got hit with the old ‘some kinda bug’ thing and as I was feeling better, it came back and smacked me upside the head again. Then my daughter and her fiancé moved into their new condo and we were happy to move their stuff out of our house – although I do miss them. Last weekend was painting weekend there and when we got home I had one very sick Lola on my hands. It’s probably kennel cough but she’s had aortic stenosis since a pup that hasn’t been a problem and now they’re thinking at 9 years old it could be rearing its ugly head. You know how some times you need to stop and catch your breath?

        • Diane I am so sorry to hear that things have been a bit tough on the home front. It sounds like you need a holiday away for a bit to feel recollected maybe a place with white sandy beaches, sunshine and plenty of free flowing margaritas…Hmm.. I think I want to join you…

  • Hi Bam, love sumac and roasted veggies. The carrot hummus is so creative, very clever! Beautiful presentation!

  • Robyn

    Hi Bobbi,
    Carrot hummus is genius! I’ve heard of sumac but have not used it and I’m definitely going to keep an eye out for it now. I’m a huge fan of eggplant as well so I’m all in on this gorgeous, healthy, snack. I could see me scooping spoonfuls, too! Love your photography – so bright and beautiful! Sharing all over 🙂 Hope your weekend is off to a good start!

  • These are so gorgeous and nutritious! I am sure they make a great afternoon snack or a wonderfully adult cocktail accompaniment 🙂

  • Linda and Alex @ Veganosity

    These are beautiful and by the looks of the recipe, delicious. Pinned!

  • These rolls look fantastic! I’ve never heard of sumac, but it sure sounds flavorful. I’ll have to keep an eye out for it.

  • I wish I could devour these rolls from my screen, they involve some of my favourite ingredients 😀
    Great afternoon snack!

    Choc Chip Uru

  • I absolutely love this!! Great little “sushi” look! I’m so making these for Halloween…and before and after!

  • This is a really nice idea, it can be an appetizer or mains. Definitely a must try to make specially when you have vegetarian friends around.

  • Very creative, Bam! At first, I was trying to figure out by myself what it’s made of. When I got to the recipe, I was amazed by the ingredients list. Great job!!!

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  • That looks incredible, BAM…full of vibrant colors and veggie deliciousness! I’ve never had ground sumac before, how interesting it smells tangy and they certainly looked like cayenne pepper. I would love to try the spice out, and I absolutely love the spice za’atar, it’s delicious!

  • The only sumac I know is the one that gives one rashes, need to learn about the good one. Your eggplant rolls with roasted carrot hummus looks fantastic, such a clever idea and lovely presentation, I can think of so many ways to serve this hummus, thanks for the idea.

  • OMG Bobbi, these are so cute and elegant…I love the sound of carrot hummus…and rolled in grilled eggplant…not only beautiful but healthy!
    Have a wonderful week dear 😀

  • I agree with you Bobbi, roasting vegetables gives them such a profound taste! These little mezedes look absolutely appetizing!

  • Yum, I think I’ve suddenly gone vegetarian! These are so pretty, I’m bookmarking for Christmas canapés.

  • These are brilliant! Very creative recipe!

  • Your dish is gorgeous. I say they make pretty impressive party appetizers as well. 😉 I don’t think I’ve every tried Sumac before. I gotta see if I can get my hands on some. I know things are pretty crazy in HKG lately. Hope you’re doing okay and stay safe!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Amy. I hope HK comes up with a resolution soon. Thanks for thinking about us. Take care, BAM

  • OMG, this looks AMAZING! A feast for the eye and mouth! And healthy! You did it all!

  • Love love love this! Awesome idea. 🙂

  • OMG OMG OMG this is a recipe my stomach can eat!!! It’s SOOOOO HAPPENING! Pinning it now!

  • Now I’m craving roasted carrot! I just roasted some veggies today but forgot the carrot. Sad face…
    I like hummus dishes, but the carrot spiced idea is the most interesting one I heard ever! It adds great color and the rolls look amazing!
    One small thing, I think you meant to add the roasted carrot in step 3, along with the hummus ingredients? I was trying to locate the roasted carrot but didn’t find it. Please ignore this if I read it wrong.
    Thank you for sharing this great idea 🙂

  • This is so creative, I love it!! I would have this as a main, these are so delicious!! I love sumac, it is one of my favourite spices (I love Middle Eastern food!)

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