Spicy Carrot Dip


  • 1 pound large carrots, peeled
  • 2  teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • Salt
  • Black olives or radishes for garnish


Cut carrots into large chunks (baby carrots work fine, too) and boil in salted water for 25 minutes or until tender. Drain. Puree carrots in a food processor or blender, add the spices, oil and vinegar and mix well. Add salt to taste. Let cool, then refrigerate. Serve cold, garnished with olives or radishes. Use as a dip for crudités or with flatbread. Serves 4–8.

Photo(s) by Todd Zawistowski