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Roasted Spiced Carrot Purée

Roasted Spiced Carrot Puree

This recipe for Roasted Spiced Carrot Purée is delicious with our Spelt Flat Bread recipe, which makes a great snack or appetizer. Also use as a dip for pita chips. Top with crumbled feta cheese, coarsely chopped pistachio nuts and a drizzle of cilantro oil.

The spices, cumin, oregano, coriander, turmeric, smoked paprika and cayenne, each contribute to the overall depth of flavor and complement the sweet carrots nicely.

Roasted Spiced Carrot Puree

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a half sheet (13-inch by 18-inch by 1-inch) tray with foil or parchment paper.

Coarsely chop up the carrots and lay on the prepared tray with the cloves of garlic. Combine the melted coconut oil, cumin, oregano, coriander, salt, turmeric, smoked paprika and cayenne and drizzle over the carrots. Use your hands to coat thoroughly.

Roasted Spiced Carrot Puree

Pop into the oven and roast for 50 minutes. The carrots should be very tender. Cool slightly before puréeing in a food processor.  The texture should be similar to peanut butter.

Note: Avoid the blender – there’s not enough liquid to blend smoothly.

Roasted Spiced Carrot Puree

For the flatbread, spread the carrot purée over the flat bread and garnish with cilantro oil, chopped pistachios and crumbled feta cheese.

Roasted Spiced Carrot Puree

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Roasted Spiced Carrot Puree

Roasted Spiced Carrot Puree

A delicious carrot purée that’s wonderful spread on flatbreads or as an appetizer dip with pita chips.

  • Author: Trish Lobenfeld
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup
  • Category: Appetizer

Ingredients

Roasted Spiced Carrot Purée
2 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons Turkish oregano
1 teaspoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon coarse salt
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
¼ teaspoon cayenne
2 pounds carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
6 large cloves garlic, separated with peel on

Garnish
Crumbled feta cheese
Chopped pistachios
Cilantro oil

Instructions

For the Spiced Carrot Purée

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Stir the cumin, oregano, coriander, salt, turmeric, smoked paprika and cayenne into the melted coconut oil.

Place the carrots and garlic on a baking sheet, pour the spice mix over, and toss to coat well.

Place in the preheated oven and bake 50 minutes or until fork tender; timing varies according to thickness of carrots.

Cool slightly and purée to a paste, similar in texture to peanut butter.

Serve as a dip or spread on flatbread.

Notes

See recipes for Spelt Flatbread and Cilantro Oil

Makes 3 flatbreads: use 1/3 cup carrot purée, 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese, 1/3 cup coarsely chopped pistachio nuts and drizzle each with cilantro oil. Cut into 6 or 8 squares or triangles.

Spelt Flatbread

Spelt Flatbread

Years ago, easily 20 years ago, my husband and I toured the Geneva Lake area vineyards. In those days, the wineries weren’t as sophisticated as they are today and restaurants were minimal. One day we opted to have lunch at a local brewery. They specialized in pizza using fermented grains from making beer for the pizza dough. I was totally blown away by the spelt pizza. It was nutty, satisfying and obviously memorable. This inspired my recipe for Spelt Flatbread, which uses a combination of white whole wheat flour and spelt. I like these flours because of their unrefined properties and nutty flavors.

Roasted Spiced Carrot Puree

White whole wheat flour is a soft wheat that has all the properties of regular whole wheat flour — flavor, fiber and nutrients, but maintains a less dense texture similar to white all-purpose flour. The all-purpose flour is easily replaced with white whole wheat flour without any change in flavor or texture.

Spelt is known as an ancient grain, a staple used from the Bronze Age to medieval times. It is a winter wheat and therefore contains gluten, is high in fiber and contains zinc and iron. Most upscale grocers carry it and amazon.com is a great resource.

If you can’t find or don’t want to use spelt flour, substitute regular whole wheat flour, which also provides great taste and texture.

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This flatbread recipe is thin and soft; cut like a pizza or roll out in a rectangle and cut into squares. It’s also great to use as a wrap.

Try our Roasted Spiced Carrot Purée and Cilantro Oil on the flatbread with crumbled feta cheese and coarsely chopped pistachios as shown above.

 

 

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Spelt Flatbread

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Try this quick and easy spelt flatbread recipe. It’s made with both spelt and white whole wheat flour, rich in fiber and flavor. Good for wraps too.

  • Author: Trish Lobenfeld
  • Prep Time: 40
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 10
  • Category: Flatbread

Ingredients

2 cups white whole wheat flour, plus more for dusting
1 cup spelt
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1 cup milk
½ cup Greek yogurt
¼ cup coconut oil, melted

Instructions

Place the wheat and spelt flours and salt in a mixing bowl, blend to combine.

Add the milk, yogurt and coconut oil; set the speed to low to prevent the flour from spraying all over and mix the ingredients. Scrape the sides of the bowl as needed. Once the ingredients are combined, raise the speed to medium for 15 seconds. The dough should not stick to the bowl and release easily.

Divide the dough into eights (about 3 ounces each) and form into balls. Wrap each in plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Dust your work surface and rolling pin with a little flour. Place one dough ball in the center of the dusting flour and sprinkle a little flour over the top to keep the rolling pin from sticking to the dough. Roll into a 10-inch round, very thin.

Preheat a 10-inch skillet over high heat. When the pan is not, lay one flatbread on the pan (no oil needed) and cook until large bubbles form. Flip and cook for another 30-40 seconds. The bubbles on both sides should be dark brown.

Set aside and repeat with the remaining flatbreads. The flatbreads can be stacked without sticking.

Notes

Most upscale grocers sell spelt; Amazon.com is a great resource.

If you can’t find or don’t want to use spelt flour, substitute regular whole wheat flour, which also provides great taste and texture.