Spiced Carrot Spread


Steamed carrots are pureed with cumin, ginger, cinnamon, cayenne, and tahini to create a robustly flavored appetizer.


  • 6 medium carrots, thinly sliced

  • ½ small garlic clove, chopped

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger

  • teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • Pinch of cayenne pepper

  • 1 tablespoon tahini

  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. Set a steamer basket in a saucepan with 2 inches simmering water. Add carrots. Cover and steam until tender, about 12 minutes. Transfer to a food processor, along with garlic, cumin, ginger, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, tahini, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Process until smooth, about 1 minute, adding up to 2 tablespoons water, if necessary.

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