Aida Mollenkamp discovered North African food when she arrived in Paris to study at Le Cordon Bleu and ended up living in the Maghreb neighborhood. The experience lent her cooking a French colonial accent. In this vegetable-rich twist on classic hummus, the flavors of a traditional Tunisian carrot salad add sweetness, tang and spice. Slideshow: Great Party Dips
The hummus can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.
Harissa, a fiery North African spice paste, is available at specialty food stores and online at lepicerie.com.