Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Curried Carrot Spread

This is one of my favorite things to spread on our sourdough. Some of our family has been known to sneak a spoonful straight from the bowl on occasion, too. It’s that good. The sweetness of the carrots, combined with the flavor of curry and the slightly creamy yogurt, delicious! It’s also good as a veggie dip (dip your veggies in a veggie—how’s THAT for healthy?!)

The only time-consuming part is peeling and roasting the carrots, but I found a time saving tip. When I have the oven on for anything else, I throw in the sliced carrots (with only the oil) to roast, and keep them in the fridge until I’m ready to make the spread. Then, I just add the missing seasonings into the food processor and puree it all at once.

7 medium carrots, cut into 1” chunks

1/2 tsp ground tumeric

1 tsp curry powder

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

2 T vegetable oil

1 clove garlic, minced

2 tsp ground ginger

3/4 c plain yogurt

1/4 c mayonnaise

Preheat oven to 400. In a large bowl, mix carrots, tumeric, curry, salt, cayenne pepper, and oil. Roast carrots for about 30 minutes, until tender and brown.

Process in the food processor with remaining ingredients until smooth and creamy. Add water 1T at a time if spread is too thick. Makes 2 cups.


  1. ... and it totally works with UNpeeled carrots too! Yet more time saved up... just like that! ^_^

  2. Great recipe. Since my 1 year old has a dairy allergy, I changed the recipe (just a bit) by replacing all the yogurt with mayo. Super Delish. He loves it, my husband loves it. Thanks for the terrific blog.

  3. So, I tried to make this and it turned out different than yours, but still good. I used sour cream instead of mayo because Marc won't eat anything that has mayo in it. Also, I added more tumeric (by accident, I thought I was adding Curry, but I think its ok. It's gotta good kick to it. I still have to get Marc to try it, but I have been eating for snacks a couple times a day...mmm.

  4. So, I just made the spread, I don't have tumeric, but I did everything else the same. It is very sweet to me, any suggestions on how to make it a little less sweet?

  5. Emma, did you try adding a little more yogurt? Let me knwo how it came out!

  6. Mmmmmm.... this was really good. May I have your permission to repost the recipe with a link back on my blog too?