Sweet potato hummus

    30 min

    Break from tradition and try this hummus made with microwaved sweet potatoes, chickpeas and flavoured with cumin.

    3 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled
    • 1 (400g) tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons tahini
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Place sweet potatoes on a microwave-safe plate; cook in microwave until tender, about 15 minutes. Cut sweet potatoes into cubes.
    2. Blend sweet potatoes, chickpeas, lemon juice, olive oil, tahini, cumin, salt and pepper together in a food processor until desired consistency is reached.

    Tahini substitute:

    You can use sesame oil instead of tahini.

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    I don't use tahini often enough to keep it on hand; have bought it in the past and ended up throwing it away (a waste of $$$). The folks at the local Asian market told me that a good sub for tahini is a little peanut butter and sesame oil, so that's what I use. When you drain your garbanzo beans, reserve your liquid, as I ended up adding quite a bit of water to reach a creamy & smooth consistency in the food processor, and that bean liquid would have added flavor to the hummus. Also, doubtful you'll need to microwave your sweet potatoes for 15 minutes, mine were on the smaller side but were done in 4. This hummus has a mellow/mild flavor with the subtle sweet potato flavor in the background. The recipe doesn't say what size potatoes to use, so if you use large ones, the sweet potato flavor may be more pronounced (that would be a good thing). Garnished with a drizzle of olive oil and some chopped macadamia nuts and sea salt pita chips as dippers.  -  10 May 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I used sesame seeds, I didn't want to take the time to make the tahini! Great, smooth taste!  -  01 May 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Liked this very much. Nice for a change of pace. We left out the cumin and it was still good.  -  14 Nov 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)