Sweet Potato Hummus

Nutrition & Movement

Sweet Potato Hummus 

Prep Time:  5 Min
Cook Time:  45 Min
Ready In: 50 min

Servings: 6

This light, healthy snack is bursting with flavor, spice and color. Because of its high protein content, it will help control your appetite and mood. Pair this with Herb-Infused Ranch-Style Sweet Potato Chips for the perfect blending of protein and carbs.


Ingredients:

  • 1 large sweet potato (about 9 ounces)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil (plus additional, as needed, for thinning)
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Pinch of nutmeg


Directions:

  1. Position the baking rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 425 degrees. Wrap the sweet potato in foil and bake in a shallow baking pan until it can be easily pierced with a knife, about 45 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and allow the potato to cool completely.
  2. Cut the potato in half and use a spoon to scoop out the pulp. Transfer the sweet potato to a food processor fitted with a blade. Add the chickpeas, olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, coriander, cumin, salt and nutmeg. Process until smooth.
  3. If the hummus is too thick, add a little extra olive oil or water and process until the desired consistency is reached.


Recipe from My Fat Dad: A Memoir of Food, Love, Family, and Recipes by Dawn Lerman (Berkley Books, 2015).

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