Carrot-Olive-Basil-Yogurt Sandwich Spread

Heidi Hoerman


This is a very easy and surprisingly good spread for sandwiches or canapes. People would never guess that carrots are the main ingredient.

Quick to make and fairly healthy, too. Just four ingredients and a food processor are all you need. You could do it by hand, of course. It would just take a bit longer.

★★★★★ 1 vote
2 sandwiches (adjustable)
5 Min


1 large
carrot, washed and ends removed, broken into 2 inch pieces
12 medium
oil cured olives, pitted
12 medium
basil leaves or three top clusters off a growing basil plant
1/4 c
greek yogurt
lemon zest, lemon juice, or lemon pepper


1With the shredding disk of the food processor, shred the carrot (or shred by hand using a box grater).
2Change to the regular blade of the food processor and add the olives, basil leaves, and yogurt. Pulse until evenly chopped and it is the consistency of sandwich spread you prefer. (Alternatively, finely chop the olives and basil by hand. Stir the carrots, olive, basil and yogurt together.)
3Taste and adjust the flavor with lemon zest, juice, or pepper if you wish.
4Spread on bread and serve. It is shown in the pictures on homemade marbled caraway rye.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Spreads
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy