I can’t remember the first time I tasted traditional hummus, but I’ve been hooked ever since, and, because I love tahini so much, I am always curious to try hummus-inspired variations. Food writer and recipe developer Kristin Donnelly developed a roasted vegetable variation on hummus, Roasted Carrot and Curry Hummus with Lime, as part of her new cookbook, Modern Potluck. In addition to being perfect for quick meals, hummus and its variations are ideal for gatherings and picnics because they can be made in advance and they travel well. This summer, it’s worth turning on the oven for this recipe, and that’s exactly what I will be doing this weekend after I return from the market with a fresh bunch of carrots! —Kristina
Why Kristin loves this recipe: Carrots are one of my favorite vegetables, because they’re widely available, versatile, and add a subtle sweetness to dishes. I think they’re one of the most popular ingredients in Modern Potluck! Roasting the carrots as well as the garlic concentrates their flavors and makes this hummus taste even more intriguing. I love the caramelized flavor of the carrots and garlic with sweet curry powder and bright fresh lime juice.