Monday, July 4, 2011

Sweet Potato Hummus

When I bought the Powerfoods cookbook I knew that this would be a recipe I would need to try! I love hummus and sweet potatoes, so this is right up my alley :)

This is such a healthy snack option! Serve with some pita chips or fresh vegetables and you have the perfect alternative to those creamy and cheesy dips we love so much.

This recipe makes quite a bit, so I think I'll be using the rest later in the week in a veggie wrap.

Sweet Potato Hummus
recipe from the Powerfoods Cookbook
yields 4 cups
1 lb sweet potatoes (about 2), peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup lemon juice, from 1 to 2 lemons
1/4 cup tahini
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon hot or smoked paprika for garnish

Fill a large pot with 2 inches of water; set a steamer basket (or colander) inside the pot, and bring water to a boil. Add potatoes, reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until potatoes are tender. About 10 to 12 minutes.

Transfer potatoes to a food processor. Add chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, oil, cumin, and garlic. Puree until smooth, about 1 minute; thin with up to 2 tablespoons of water if necessary. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt and season with pepper. Let cool; refrigerate for up to 1 week in an airtight container. Garnish with paprika before serving.

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grace said...

well, now, this is unique! i love the flavor of sweet potatoes, and incorporating it into some fluffy and fantastic hummus is a terrific idea--bravo!

Duxa said...

Hi Sabrina, very appealing to the eye...delicious! I´ll definitelly try it!

Sue/the view from great island said...

I love this idea. We eat lots of hummous, and it's the perfect food to experiment with. I've seen it made with roasted carrots, too.

Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum said...

Wow - so interesting! I never would have thought. What is the name of the superfood cookbook that you have?

Carolyn said...

Sweet potato hummus, wow! I never would have thought of that combo but I bet it's delicious!

Marina {Yummy Mummy} said...

I love hummus. And love sweet potatoes. Why have I never thought of this?! Sounds so good! Lovely pics too :)

Chris's Gourmet Fashion said...

Sounds like a a very tasty dip, the sweet potato sounds like a great addition. BTW love the new look of your site.

Val said...

Sabrina, sweet mercy!!! SWEET POTATO HUMMUS?? Oh my, I think I'm in love.

Chelsea said...

This is so interesting! I eat hummus by the pound so I'm definitely intrigued by variations. Totally curious now!

Ana Rita said...

Hi Sabrina,

Delicious recipe...Never tried hummus but this version is probably very good also!


Parsley Sage said...

You're just rocking out some kickass recipes. Wow. Love this dish, totally bookmarked :)

Cassie @ Bake Your Day said...

Great twist on one of my favorite snacks with one of my favorite veggies. I will try this very soon, my hubby will love it too.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking hummus looks wonderful
Torviewtoronto and Createwithmom

RavieNomNoms said...

That hummus looks spectacular! I have to try this

Sandra said...

This is very very interesting recipe..sweet potatoes hummus sound so delicious! Nicely done!!!

Lindselicious said...

Oooh I want to make this with purple sweet potato! In my mind- I somehow think that would be very fun. LOL super nutritious and delicious- love it!

kita said...

Mmm. sweet potato is my newest love. I never knew I liked it! And hummus - yes please. Great combination.


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