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Roasted Carrots with Cumin Seed & Hummus | A Couple Cooks

Cumin Roasted Carrots

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


These cumin roasted carrots are a stunning side dish! Roasted with cumin seed and olive oil, they’re perfectly tender. Serve over hummus if you’d like.


  • 1 pound slender rainbow carrots with tops, about 2 bunches
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Classic Homemade Hummus
  • 1 handful cilantro leaves, for the garnish


  1. Preheat the oven oven to 425F. Chop off the tops of the carrots, leaving about an inch of the greens. Peel the carrots, then slice them in half to get them all to a relatively uniform thickness; keep only the thinnest of carrots whole. You may need to quarter larger carrots.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the carrots on the pan, then drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with the garlic powder, cumin seeds, and kosher salt. Mix with your hands until the carrots are evenly coated. 
  3. Bake the carrots 20 to 30 minutes or until tender, stirring once. (The bake time will depend on the thickness of the carrots; to assess doneness, prick one of the larger carrots with a fork.)
  4. Make the 5-Ingredient Classic Homemade Hummus. (Note: I slightly undersalted my batch of hummus to compliment the carrots; feel free to taste and adjust flavors as necessary.) When the carrots are done, spread a serving platter with carrots. Place them on top, and sprinkle with torn cilantro leaves.
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Cumin roasted carrots, Roasted carrots, Cumin, Baked carrots, Hummus