Food Carrot-Ginger Dip 5.0 (3) In this bright dip, carrots are cooked until tender with peppery ginger and then pureed in a blender or food processor with maple syrup to sweeten it slightly. By Ananda Eidelstein Ananda Eidelstein Instagram Website Ananda Eidelstein is a vegetable-loving food writer, recipe developer, and editor. She is the former Senior Food Editor at REAL SIMPLE magazine. Prior to writing and editing feature stories, having her own monthly vegetarian column, and developing over 300 recipes during her time at RS, she was the Assistant Food Editor at Rachael Ray Every Day. She has also gained experience in the test kitchens of Martha Stewart's Living, and Saveur magazines, in catering, TV, and a Michelin-starred restaurant in New York City. Ananda is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute, now known as the International Culinary Center, with nearly a decade of culinary and food media experience. Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on June 28, 2018 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Caitlin Bensel Hands On Time: 10 mins Total Time: 1 hrs Yield: 1 cup Jump to Nutrition Facts Garlic adds kick, and olive oil lends depth and smooth texture. A garnish of pickled ginger adds just the right bit of freshness to this craveable dip. Just be sure to let it cool before serving: it's best chilled or at room temperature. Ingredients 8 ounces carrots (about 2 large), cut into 1 ½ inch pieces 1 (½-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped (about 1 ½ teaspoons) 1 ½ tablespoon olive oil ½ teaspoon pure maple syrup ½ garlic clove, chopped (about ½ teaspoon) ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt Freshly ground black pepper Pickled ginger Crudités, rice crackers, or pretzels Directions Place carrots and ginger in a medium saucepan, and add water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium-high; cover, reduce heat to medium, and simmer until carrots are tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain carrot mixture, reserving cooking liquid. Transfer carrot mixture to a blender, and add oil, syrup, garlic, salt, and 1/2 cup of the reserved cooking liquid. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure lid on blender, and place a clean towel over opening in lid (to prevent splatters). Process until blended, about 45 seconds; add more reserved cooking liquid, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Transfer to an airtight container, and refrigerate until dip is room temperature or cold, at least 30 minutes. Garnish with freshly ground pepper and pickled ginger slices. Serve dip with crudités, rice crackers, or pretzels. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 72 Calories 6g Fat 7g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 72 % Daily Value * Total Fat 6g 8% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Sodium 180mg 8% Total Carbohydrate 7g 3% Total Sugars 4g Protein 1g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.