Parsnip and Purple Carrot Hummus

parsnip and red carrot hummus

Hummus is a favourite spread for my son, and we have been trying some variations of the recipe (which is originally made with chickpeas) to create some new spreads. It is a great way of sneaking a few extra vegetables onto his plate that he wouldn’t normally eat.


  • 1 large parsnip, boiled until soft
  • 5 purple carrots, boiled until soft
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp tahini
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • olive oil


  1. Put all of the ingredients into a blender including 2 Tbsp of olive oil.
  2. Blend until you have a smooth consistency.
  3. You may need to add some more olive oil to get to a thick, but spreadable consistency (about the same consistency as smooth peanut butter).
  4. Remove from the blender and place in a bowl to serve. Sprinkle with a little olive oil to serve if you like.

Music to go with it…
Listen on Spotify: Anika Moa – Thinking Room





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