Roasted Carrot Hummus

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    Makes 6 Servings

    $0.26 per serving (As of December 2012*)

    This hearty, autumn-inspired hummus can revamp any mid-day meal routine. Enjoy with whole grain pita chips, bell pepper strips and celery, and you’re well on your way to a satisfying, nutrient-rich lunch.

    8 ounces carrots

    1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided

    One 15-ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

    Juice of half a lemon (2 tablespoons)

    1 tablespoon honey

    ½ teaspoon kosher salt

    ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

    1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside. (The aluminum foil makes for easy clean up!)
    2. Peel the carrots and cut into ½-inch pieces. For thick carrots, cut lengthwise first. Place in a medium-size bowl with 1 teaspoon of the oil, and toss with a pinch of kosher salt and pepper until the carrots are well coated. Arrange the carrots on the baking sheet and bake until tender and lightly browned, about 25 minutes. Stir every 10 minutes to ensure even baking. Set aside to cool.
    3. Place the carrots, beans, the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, lemon juice, honey, salt, and cinnamon in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth and creamy. Season with additional salt to taste. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water if you prefer a slightly thinner consistency.

    Nutrition Information per Serving (generous ¼ cup): 130 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated), 140mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 4g protein, 110% vitamin A

    Roasted Carrot Hummus

    Grocery List

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    8 ounces carrots

    1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans

    1 lemon

    Extra virgin olive oil


    Kosher salt

    Ground cinnamon

    Recipe courtesy of Meal Makeover Moms.

    *Price per serving was updated in December 2012 to reflect cost estimates based on ingredient measurements in this recipe.