Sweet potato houmous

    1 hour 20 min

    A flavourful, colourful houmous made with roasted sweet potatoes, chickpeas, tahini and cumin. Serve with pitta bread, crackers or sliced raw veggies.

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    Serves: 20 

    • 3 sweet potatoes
    • 1 (400g) tin chickpeas, drained (reserve liquid) and rinsed
    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons tahini
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
    • sea salt to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:15min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
    2. Poke holes all over sweet potatoes with a fork.
    3. Roast sweet potatoes in the preheated oven until soft, about 45 minutes; let cool. Cut sweet potatoes in half lengthwise.
    4. Combine chickpeas and olive oil in a blender and pulse several times to mash. Scoop flesh out of sweet potato peels and add to the blender; pulse to combine. Add tahini, lemon juice, lemon zest, cumin, ground coriander, white pepper and sea salt to mixture; blend until smooth, adding reserved chickpea liquid as needed to make a smooth, creamy houmous.

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    Using 2 large sweet potatoes instead of 3 and 3 T sesame seeds instead of tahini, I found this to be delicious, especially with chunks of apples!  -  05 Dec 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    In all fairness, I didn't really follow the recipe.. skipped the garbanzo beans all together and just used sweet potatoes. Added cumin, garlic, olive oil, chili oil, salt and tahini to taste. Its a wonderful idea for changing up the old hummus routine, and the recipe is flexible enough to suit anyones taste.  -  14 Jan 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Oh wow! This is one of the best recipes on this site. Absolutely LOVE it!! The coriander is a key ingredient and gives the recipe a distinctive taste. Please do not make the recipe without it and then review it with only 3 stars because the recipe was 'bland'. I did substitute 2 T. toasted sesame seeds for the tahini because I didn't have the latter.  -  22 Jan 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)