March 21, 2013

pea crisps with roasted carrot “hummus”

DSCN7056Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker is the Improv Boss. Picture1And what she says, goes. She said “Peas & Carrots,” so here goes…

My family likes to  uh…  we like to  ummmmm… I snack. As a gluten-free individual it is difficult & often expensive to find tasty snacking options. My GF Pinterest board gets a lot of activity: I’ll find a recipe & if I try it but don’t like it, I delete the pin. I’ve been trying various crisps & crackers made of assorted meals & flours then baked, dehydrated or fried. DSCN7079My “pea offering” is a result of those ideas.Picture5Although it may look like a long recipe, it is really pretty simple. The hardest part was waiting for them to cool before eating!dough


I loves me a good hummus! I’ve blogged about this fixation lust obsession love of mine here, and here. A Pinterest pin I found led me to this recipe. (Thank you, Ms. Camilla, for this bowl of incredible tastiness!) I did change it ever so slightly to reflect my family’s tastes.recipeDecidedly the most difficult part of this process was staying in the house while smelling the carrots roasting with the garlic & cumin!DSCN7040…did have to make a little grocery run to pick up the rest of the ingredients…DSCN7045The dip is a little sweet, but my guys devoured it. They gave the dip & the chips all thumbs up. My aunt was visiting and she enjoyed the tasting as well. rat

Thanks for stopping by! You really should go check out the other “peas & carrots” participants:


  1. This is such an imaginative idea for peas and carrots! I'm also a snacker and I bet I could eat the whole batch in one sitting because they look so good :)

  2. What a nifty idea! Both the hummus and the pea crisps sound delectable!

  3. I'm beyond impressed with your creativity. I think I would really like carrot hummus!

  4. Fantastic recipes, Melody! Great idea to roast carrots with garlic and cumin =)

    Thank you for sharing these gluten-free delights.

  5. Wow, I am so impressed with all the creative recipes this month! This is really amazing, Melody! The pea crisps look great, and I can't wait to try the carrot hummus (if only I had a food processor!). Great job!

  6. I'm all over the carrot ideas...but the English peas? That's the one vegetable I don't like. :-( I like every other veggie--even brussel sprouts.

    What a neat, healthy idea. I gotta try it!! Thanks for sharing.

    1. The beautiful thing about these crisps, Julie, is that you can sub any veg you like in them. The amount is so slight, you barely taste it. (unless you use something very strong... ;) ) You can also use other seeds or nuts for the sunflower. I look forward to see what you try!
      Thanks for taking the time to visit! ♥

  7. That Improv Boss badge made me chuckle. I love what you came up with. I haven't tried to make a gf cracker yet. I just gave them up, but now you have me thinking that I could engineer one that would be pretty tasty. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Wow! Your crackers are impressive and look delicious, especially with the carrot hummus! Definitely going to have to try this!

  9. Both your chips and dip recipes sound wonderful and I love that they're GF and don't contain any of the other ingredients that my little one is also allergic to. I'm going to give both of these a try, I hope that they're as big a hit in my home as in yours. Thanks for visiting & commenting on my Improv Cooking Challenge entry this month: Mom's Beef Vegetable Soup, always appreciated.


  10. Wow, you are SO creative! Great crisps...and as a hummus lover, your spicy carrot version sounds amazing!

  11. This sounds great. A very different approach to "peas and carrots". I will have to try this!

  12. So creative, I never would have thought of turning peas and carrots into a chip and dip combo. Love it!


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