Carrot “Caviar”

Lizzy Briskin


Put on your heels because we’re having caviar! Made with steamed carrots, smoked paprika, cumin, garlic and lemon, this better-for-you carrot “caviar” is spicy, smoky and sweet. Puréed and served on toasted slices of French bread, it adds a charming touch of brightness and creativity to your next appetizer spread. Or make a batch, refrigerate and enjoy as a healthy snack all week long (it makes a great dip for crackers!)

Carrot Purée (Carrot “Caviar”) Toast Recipe on French Bread Baguette on White Appetizer Plate |

Carrot Purée (Carrot “Caviar”) Toast Recipe on French Bread Baguette on White Appetizer Plate |
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Carrot “Caviar”

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 245 kcal
Author Lizzy Briskin


  • 1-½ lbs. carrots peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 baguette sliced into ¼-inch rounds


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. In medium saucepan, steam carrots until tender; drain and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, arrange baguette slices on baking sheet and brush with olive oil. Bake until golden. Remove from oven, flip and brush other side with olive oil. Bake 4-6 minutes, until crisp and golden.
  4. In food processor, combine carrots with spices and lemon juice. Purée until smooth and creamy, adding a tablespoon of water at a time, as needed, to reach desired consistency. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Spread on toast to serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Carrot “Caviar”
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 495mg21%
Potassium 440mg13%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 19157IU383%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.