Honeyed Carrot and Cream Cheese Dip
2 tbs olive oil
500g carrots, peeled and diced
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
2 tbs honey
1/2 cup reduced fat cream cheese
Salt and pepper
Cucumber and celery sticks, crackers and/or grissini, to serve
Preparation: about 20 minutes + cooling time
Cooking: about 30 minutes
Makes: 1 1/3 cups
1. Heat oil in a medium non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add carrots and garlic and cook, stirring for 2 minutes. Stir in honey. Reduce heat, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 20-25 minutes or until carrots are glossy and tender. Set aside to cool.
2. Place cooled carrot mixture into a food processor. Process until roughly pureed (or desired consistency). Season with salt and pepper to taste and process until combined. Spoon carrot dip into a serving bowl.
Serve with cucumber and celery sticks, crackers and/or grissini for dipping.