Carrot and Cucumber Sticks with Light Hummus Dip Recipe


For the Carrot and Cucumber Sticks:

  • 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into sticks
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled (if desired) and cut into sticks

For the Light Hummus Dip:

  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons water (as needed for consistency)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • Optional: a pinch of paprika or chopped parsley for garnish


Prepare the Carrot and Cucumber Sticks:

  1. Wash and Peel: Wash the carrots and cucumber thoroughly. Peel them if desired.
  2. Cut into Sticks: Cut both the carrots and cucumber into sticks of your preferred size. Aim for uniformity to ensure even dipping.

Prepare the Light Hummus Dip:

  1. Combine Ingredients: In a food processor, combine the chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, and salt.
  2. Blend: Blend until smooth, adding water a tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
  3. Adjust Seasoning: Taste and adjust seasoning, adding more lemon juice, salt, or cumin as desired.
  4. Garnish: If using, sprinkle a pinch of paprika or chopped parsley on top of the hummus for garnish.

Assemble and Serve:

  1. Arrange: Place the carrot and cucumber sticks on a serving platter.
  2. Dip: Transfer the hummus to a small bowl and place it alongside the vegetable sticks.
  3. Serve: Serve immediately and enjoy this healthy and refreshing snack.


  • Variations: Add other fresh vegetables like bell pepper strips, celery sticks, or cherry tomatoes for more variety.
  • Storage: Store any leftover hummus in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. The carrot and cucumber sticks can be stored in water in the refrigerator to keep them crisp.
  • Spice it Up: Add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the hummus if you prefer a bit of heat.

Benefits of This Recipe:

  • Low in Calories: This snack is low in calories, making it a great option for weight management.
  • High in Fiber: The vegetables and chickpeas provide a good amount of dietary fiber, which aids in digestion and keeps you full.
  • Rich in Nutrients: Carrots are high in beta-carotene (vitamin A), while cucumbers provide hydration and vitamin K. Chickpeas offer plant-based protein and other essential nutrients.
  • Heart-Healthy: Olive oil and chickpeas in the hummus provide healthy fats beneficial for heart health.

Nutritive Value (Approximate per Serving):

  • Calories: 150 kcal
  • Protein: 5g
  • Fat: 7g
    • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
    • Dietary Fiber: 6g
    • Sugars: 5g
  • Vitamins and Minerals:
    • Vitamin A: 200% of the Daily Value (DV)
    • Vitamin C: 15% of the DV
    • Vitamin K: 20% of the DV
    • Folate: 10% of the DV
    • Calcium: 4% of the DV
    • Iron: 8% of the DV

Enjoy this nutritious snack as part of a balanced diet!

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