Thursday, February 22, 2024

Roasted Carrot Appetizer With Cumin Seeds and Tahini Maple Dip

I am truly excited about this roasted carrot appetizer recipe and you should be too! Why? Because it is not only absolutely easy to make, it is absolutely crazy delicious. 

If you are a reader of my blog, you will know that the last week I made a delicious dip (link)with tahini, maple syrup, and lemon juice. 

a wooden table topped with a bowl of food and spoons

Yesterday I was shopping in Costco and I noticed an interesting bag of little bag of multi colored carrots. They were from Guatemala and were hand picked and shaped. They looked so cute, I decided to buy them and make them for an appetizer for the dinner party I was having. 

fried food on black plate

At first, I thought I would serve them as a vegetable side dish drizzled with the tahini sauce which would have been great ! 

But then I realized that they would also make an amazing appetizer as well, and I needed an appetizer for a party I was giving. (I forgot to take a good photo) 

All of my guests raved about the carrot appetizer. These beautiful looking roasted carrots with cumin seeds were the BIG hit!

I served the roasted carrots as an appetizer along with my maple tahini sauce for dipping which totally enhanced the flavors of the carrots! 

1 bag of cocktail carrots (as seen above)
1/2 cup of acquafaba (the liquid from cooking chickpeas or from canned chickpeas- I use it in place of olive oil) 
2 tablespoon of cumin seeds 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Cover a large cookie sheet with parchment paper 
Wash and dry the carrots 
Brush carrots with acquafaba ( If you use oil, spray with olive oil spray) 
Sprinkle on the cumin seeds and salt
Place in the oven and roast for  20 -25 minutes until carrots are soft.
Remove from oven. 

My Notes: 
  • For a side dish, arrange carrots in a serving dish and drizzle with the tahini maple syrup sauce. 
  • For an appetizer, arrange the carrots on a flat serving dish and put the tahini maple syrup dip in a small bowl for a dip.


  1. Judee, Wow. I can't wait to make this! Carrots don't get the respect try deserve, you did great!

  2. Roasting definitely brings out the best flavour of root veggies. My husband would enjoy this too.

  3. This looks and sounds amazing!! Thank you for sharing.

  4. Your carrots look beautiful and delicious, great idea! Hugs, Valerie

  5. Simple and elegant! I would happily eat these any day, everyday.

  6. Oh yum! And I love the varigated carrots, too -- you displayed them so beautifully!

  7. Those carrots look very appetising indeed. (Excuse the pun)
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  8. Yummm! 😋
    Can't wait to make this!

    Happy Friday, Judee!

  9. Very pretty carrots! Roasting does bring out the sweetness in root vegetables.
    best, mae at

  10. I've never seen rainbow carrots before, how delightful. You are always cooking something special in your kitchen. Love your blue dishes. : )


  11. Stunning, yes I will have to try this one as this will be perfect for my vegan family members. Pinning it.
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  12. This looks so tasty.
    I think that roasting brings out the flavour of root vegetables.

    All the best Jan

  13. I do hope my first comment came through okay, sometimes I have to comment as anonymous :)

    All the best Jan

  14. I'm very fond of carrots and the dip looks fabulous

  15. I love carrots, and these are real beauties. I roast carrots frequently, but never once thought to serve them with dip. Genius!

  16. What a great and creative appetizer Judee, sounds wonderful!

  17. Maple strikes again! I love those rainbow baby carrots; they're so cute! 🍁🌈🥕

  18. The multi-colored, roasted carrots are enough to make this great, but the sauce makes it a real must-have.

  19. Beautiful rainbow carrots - and they are certainly an excellent vessel for that tahini maple dip!

  20. Those carrots are just darling and this really does sound delicious, Judee! You are so clever! xoxo


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