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Sweet potato & chick pea hummus

October 17, 2009

In an effort to sneak some veggies into my own diet, never mind the kids’, I’ve made up a hummus and tossed some sweet potatoes in.  While I haven’t enjoyed it quite as much as I love traditional hummus, it’s still a good snack.  You get the flavor of the hummus you know and love, but with a layer of sweetness.  (I think it could use some more of the garlic or cumin though.)  Really, it’s just made it even more healthy than it already is.  Plus, it’s a really nice color!

Sweet Potato & Chick Pea Hummus

Recipe:  Sweet Potato & Chick Pea Hummus

2 cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed (liquid can be reserved for thinning hummus later, if you like)

3 small sweet potatoes – peeled and cut into 1″ cubes

zest of 1 lemon

juice of 1 lemon

4 cloves garlic

1 tsp. cumin

1/2 tsp. paprika

1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

3 Tbsp. water or juice of chickpeas  (may need more depending on how thick your hummus is)

3 Tbsp. olive oil

1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/3 c. tahini

Steam sweet potato cubes in a steamer basket for about 10 minutes or until tender.  Allow to cool slightly.

Put all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until texture is smooth and creamy.  Add more water (or chickpea liquid) if necessary to achieve the desired thickness.  Serve with baked pita chips.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. October 17, 2009 2:03 pm

    Wow this sounds really great, I love sweet potatoes and I’m sure the garlic, lemon and cumin really bring the flavor out. But pumpkin pie spice? Thats a new one!

  2. October 17, 2009 5:36 pm

    I <3 hummus and sweet potatoes could only make it better. Great idea =D.

  3. October 17, 2009 6:51 pm

    Don’t think I’ve ever had sweet potatoes with garlic. Why not just eat the sweet potato slathered in butter and brown sugar? Oh wait, because that’s not that healthy!

  4. October 17, 2009 10:59 pm

    that’s a pretty interesting idea! as long as the chickpea flavor was stronger than that of the sweet potatoes, i’d definitely enjoy this. :)

  5. October 19, 2009 6:33 am

    What a great idea! I usuall make hummus with cannelini beans instead of chickpeas…I might try this as a variation. Thanks!

  6. July 25, 2010 5:13 pm

    Looks fabulous!! Great ingredients you can’t go wrong with. Thanks so much for posting.
    Kathleen

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