Creepy Carrot Fingers and Hummus

Recipe posted in: Healthy Sides & Snacks

It doesn’t get much creepier (or much healthier!) than these Carrot Fingers with Hummus. This ghoulishly guilt-free appetizer is the perfect thing to bring to your next Halloween get-together because your hosts will love it and you can be sure that regardless of what else is served, you’ll have at least one healthy option on hand (pun intended!).

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Servings: 4

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb and 1 Vegetable


  • For the fingers:
  • 5 long carrots, peeled
  • 5 sliced almonds
  • For the hummus:
  • ½ cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ¼ cup water
  • 4 tsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. dried coriander
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • You’ll also need:
  • Extra veggies for dipping


  1. For hummus: Mix all the above ingredients until smooth (add more water if too thick).
  2. For carrots: Trim according to typical length of fingers and thumb.
  3. Cut the tip of each carrot to be slightly rounded.
  4. Use a dab of hummus dip to glue a sliced-almond fingernail on top of each carrot tip.
  5. Stick the fingers in the dip.