Sweet and Spicy Carrot Dip

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Sweet and Spicy Carrot Dip


  • 3 carrots, and some extra for garnish
  • 1 onion
  • Grated rind and juice of 2 oranges
  • 1 tbsp of hot curry paste
  • 2/3 cups of organic natural plain yogurt
  • 1 handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 1-2 tbsp of fresh lemon juice, to taste
  • Red tabasco sauce, to taste
  • Sea salt
  • Fresh ground pepper


Finely chop the onion, and peel and grate the carrots.
Place the onion, carrots, orange rind and juice, and curry paste in a small pan. Bring the pan to a boil, cover and simmer gently for 10 minutes, until it is tender.
Put the mixture in a food processor or blender, and mix until smooth. Let stand to cool completely.
Next, pour in the yogurt, stir, and combine well. If you are vegan, a coconut yogurt could be a possible substitute.
Tear the basil leaves into small pieces and stir them into the carrot mixture.
Add the lemon juice, tabasco sauce, sea salt and pepper to the mixture. Be sure to serve within a few hours at room temperature. Before serving, garnish with grated carrot.