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Roasted Carrot Dip

Once you start eating this delicious dip, it’s difficult to stop. The smooth texture and sweet carrot flavor go great with the crisp pita wedges. —Alana Rowley, Calgary, Alberta
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 10 medium carrots
  • 5 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 to 8 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 to 6 pita breads (6 inches)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions

  • Cut carrots in half widthwise; cut lengthwise into 1/2-in.-thick slices. In a large bowl, combine the carrots, garlic and oil; toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 20 minutes. Stir; bake 15-20 minutes longer or until carrots are tender. Cool slightly.
  • In a blender, combine 6 tablespoons water, vinegar, mayonnaise, sour cream, sugar, salt, pepper and carrot mixture; cover and process until smooth. Add additional water if needed to achieve desired consistency. Transfer to a large bowl; refrigerate until serving.
  • Brush both sides of pita breads with butter. Cut in half; cut each half into six wedges. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Serve with carrot dip.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 231 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 266mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • PrplMonky5
    Sep 13, 2015

    I hate to rate this so poorly but I did this exactly as written, and the dip was inedible. I cut the recipe in half, only doing 5 medium carrots. I lowered the time in the oven but even by only doing 18 minutes, then 8 minutes, the carrots got really small and burnt. I don't know what happened. I still tried to make it with the burnt parts (thinking, hey, maybe that's the "roasted" part), but after blending it all together, it just tasted like burnt carrot. If anyone has some insights on what I did wrong, please let me know. It SOUNDS like it would be good.

  • coppertop67
    Jun 22, 2015

    This was actually pretty good. My only issue was that I tried to make a smaller batch and it was really hard to deal with in the blender.

  • mitzy white
    Nov 11, 2013

    I made this on Saturday to have for lunch with a homemade celery soup. My husband woofed it down with cut wedges of cheese before I could get the pita toasted. I used Tortilla bread instead of the Pita. They were perfect using the same baking instructions.I modified the recipe for the dip slightly. I cut the recipe in half because I thought it would make too much for just the two of us. Silly me! I left out the water & sugar. I substituted the sour cream with cream cheese. I have already sent this recipe to two of my sisters & two girlfriends. As my husband said, "This is definitely a keeper!"

  • Beema
    Jan 8, 2011

    We don't care for sweet dips, so I did not add any sugar, but did add a heaping tablespoon prepared horseradish and a heaping tablespoon spicy brown mustard. Yummy. I will serve it next week, so we shall see what the crowd says.

  • jeninifer
    Jun 5, 2010

    I'm making it for the second time now! This dip is delicious made just as the recipe reads. I served it at a get together and everyone ranted and raved how good it was.It might just become my new signature dish to take to parties!

  • jordie89
    Apr 21, 2010

    I didn't care for this dip... I thought the sweetness of the carrots just didn't go well with the rest of the ingredients.

  • IndulgenceSoyCandles
    Jul 22, 2009

    What an unusual blend of flavors for a dip! It is very good. I always have to make extra roasted carrots to eat before I make the dip because they are so good!