Sriracha and carrots are a surprising super-duo. They both have a sneaky sweetness, one (Sriracha) with a garlicky undertone and the other (carrots) with a garden-fresh earthiness. Together these tastes meld into one delicious dip that’s just perfect for toasted pita or sliced vegetables. Best of all, spicy Sriracha carrot dip is pretty darn healthy, too, as it uses chickpeas as its base.
Sriracha Sauce is, of course, the heat source here. It’s not a lot of spiciness, but you could of course ramp it up with a touch more Sriracha or a little dash of cayenne pepper. Or, we like to add a little extra pink peppercorns for a bit of extra warmth to the dip.
If you don’t have pink peppercorns, that’s ok, too. You can use regular black peppercorns or even white. The benefit of the pink peppercorns is the color better meshes with our spicy Sriracha carrot dip’s delicious-looking carrot-orange hut. They’re also a bit spicier and have a little natural sweetness, so they’re the perfect peppercorn type for this recipe.
Serve this dip immediately as it doesn’t store well. But not to worry – it’s quick to make and it’s just as quick to disappear from the table. There won’t be much reason to store!
Spicy Sriracha Carrot Dip
- 4 carrots larger in size
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 teaspoon pink peppercorns other colors can work, too, but pink hides the pepper color
- 1 tablespoon Sriracha Sauce
- 1 cup cooked chickpeas
- 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice approximately the juice from 1/2 of a lemon
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Peel and roughly chop the carrots and garlic.
- Place the chopped carrots and garlic onto a non stick baking tray.
- Drizzle over the olive oil and add the peppercorns.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes until cooked through.
- Add the baked carrot mixture, chickpeas, Sriracha Sauce, and lemon juice into a food processor and turn on high.
- Process the ingredients, then stop and push the mixture down the sides. Repeat until the desired consistency is reached.
- Serve with warm pita bread slices or sliced vegetables.