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Ric Orlando's Moroccan Carrot Hummus and Harissa

This Moroccan Carrot Hummusis a super fresh, bright, shiny summer dish, great for parties and for scooping on the deck. It is CLEAN FOOD 101. And–as a bonus–you get my Harissa recipe, which you can do many wonderful, sexy things with! Be careful!

For the Hummus

1 cup carrots, peeled and grated
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup tahini 1 teaspoon garlic, minced 1 teaspoon harissa (see below for recipe)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/8 cup carrot juice (optional, but you can use store brougt juice here, too)
cayenne and salt to taste
toasted ground cumin

Blanch carrots in salted water for three minutes. Drain, rinse, and cool for a few minutes. Place in a food processor with olive oil and garlic and puree until it is a mashed, but with a little carroty texture. I like that. 

Put into a medium bowl, and add the tahini,harissa, lemon juice, salt and cayenne. Stir well and chill in the refrigerator for a few hours for flavors to combine.

Drizzle with more olive oil and top with toasted ground cumin.