Carrot Fries With Curry Dipping Sauce

Prepared and photographed by NutraMilk nutritionist, Florencia Tagliavini.

This delicious creamy curry dip is ideal for fries, roasted veggies, raw veggies or as a spread on crackers, sandwich bread, burgers and so much more. It´s made with fresh walnut butter whipped up in the NutraMilk and a few other nourishing ingredients. It´s not only full of flavor but full of healthy nutrients such as heart-healthy fats, gut-promoting fiber, satiating protein, vitamins & minerals (vitamins E, magnesium, phosphorus), disease-fighting antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ALA/omega 3 fatty acids. 

For more information about the health benefits of walnuts, click here.

INGREDIENTS 

For curry fries

  • 6 large carrots
  • 1 tbsp. avocado oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • optional topping: fresh cilantro

For curry hummus dip

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 2 tbsp. + 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp. curry powder
  • 1 cup walnuts, divided in half

For walnut butter

  • 2 cups (210g) raw walnuts
  • 1/8 teaspoon Pink Himalayan salt (optional) 

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cut carrots in matchsticks. Place in a large bowl and mix with avocado oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Place on two parchment lined baking sheets, spreading out evenly. Make sure they are not too close together.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, stir/rotate, and bake for another 15 minutes.
  • While the carrot fries bake, make the sauce:
  • First, start by making walnut butter
    • Place walnuts and salt in the NutraMilk container.
    • Press Butter cycle, set for 5-6 minutes.
    • Press Start.
    • Open the container lid.
    • If necessary, set for an additional 1-2 minutes for a creamier butter.
    • Leave ½ cup of walnut butter in the NutraMilk for dip recipe and store the rest for later use.
    • Add chickpeas, salt, garlic, 2 tbsp. olive oil, lemon juice, curry powder and ½ cup walnuts to the NutraMilk and ¨Mix¨ until smooth.
    • Add water to get a thinner/runnier consistency. 

  • Once carrots are done sprinkle with fresh cilantro and serve with curry dip.
  • You can also use this dip to spread on whole-wheat crackers, on sandwich bread or dip with raw vegetables.