Start your meal with this nice plate: Carrot hummus with garlic and herb flatbreads

Start your meal with this nice plate: Carrot hummus with garlic and herb flatbreads

How to Make Carrot hummus with garlic and herb flatbreads

Preparation time:

less than 30 mins

Cooking time:

30 mins to 1 hour


Serves 4




For the garlic and herb flatbreads

  • 225g/8oz plain flour
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 130ml/4¼fl oz warm water
  • 2 garlic
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped basil
  • ½ tsp salt

For the spiced carrot hummus

  • 2 smallish carrots
  • 1 x 400g tin chickpeas
  • 2 garlic
  • ½ lemon
  • 150ml/¼ pint olive oil
  • 2 tsp tahini
  • 2 tsp harissa


  1. For the flatbreads, measure the flour, oil and water into a large bowl and add a good pinch of salt. Mix everything together with a table knife and then use your hands to bring the mixture together into a soft dough. Tip onto a floured work surface and knead for 4–5 minutes.

  2. Flatten the dough into a circle, sprinkle over the garlic and herbs and then bring together into a ball again. Knead until the garlic and herbs are well incorporated.

  3. Divide into six even-sized balls. On a floured work surface, use a rolling pin to roll each ball out into a very thin circle.

  4. Heat a large frying pan until very hot, then rub some oil into the pan using kitchen paper. Add one flatbread and fry for 2 minutes until it starts to puff up and turn lightly golden. Use a palette knife to flip over the flatbread and cook for another 2–3 minutes on the other side. Repeat with the remaining flatbreads, adding a little more oil to the pan if needed.

  5. For the carrot hummus, place all the ingredients in a food processor, season with salt and pepper and whizz until just smooth and creamy. Serve with the warm flatbreads.

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