It will take you less time to make this dish than it takes to sing the National Carrot Day anthem.
1 thick carrot
2 Tablespoons hummus
1 generous teaspoon umeboshi plum paste
Process Trim the ends of the carrot and scrape off any tiny hairs, brown or rough spots on its skin. Use a carrot cucumber sharpener peeler gadget that looks and works like a pencil sharpener to create pieces like pencil shavings. Place the point of the carrot in the sharpener.
To create one carrot flower, turn the carrot in the sharpener about 7 times; then break it off. The fan-shaped peel will naturally coil up into a horn-shaped “flower”.
Make four (or more) of them and place them on a plate.
Fill each cone-shaped “flower” with a half Tablespoon of hummus.
If desired, top with a quarter teaspoon of ume plum paste. Serve.
©Nancy Wolfson-Moche 2014