Sweet PotatO Hummus

by Valerie on September 30, 2009 · 5 comments

Sweet Potato Hummus 

Yes, the O Foods contest is over.  In fact, the roundups are available at Bleeding Espresso and Ms. Adventures in Italy. But I could not resist posting another O recipe.  This sweet potato hummus is from the July/August issue of Body & Soul Magazine.  The most prominent flavor is the sweet potato rather than any other.  Finally, a always, be sure to check out other What’s Cooking Wednesday recipes over at Shan’s blog

Sweet Potato Hummus
From Body & Soul Magazine
Makes 4 cups

1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 can (19.5 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
1/4 cup tahini
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 garlic clove, chopped
Coarse salt and ground pepper

Steam sweet potatoes for 10-12 minutes (I did that in my rice cooker, but you can use a steaming baskey in a large pot).  Allow to cool for a bit and transfer to food processor.  Add chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, oil, cumin and garlic in food processor and puree.  Thin with water or extra olive oil if necessary.  Season with salt and pepper (I liked a dash of hot sauce too).  Allow to cool and serve with pita, crackers, rice tortillas or crudites. 

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1 Jen of A2eatwrite September 30, 2009 at 5:04 pm

What an interesting take on hummus! I can't believe I had to miss two WCW in a row, but that's life right now. At least I get to feast on everyone else's efforts!


2 Lavanya September 30, 2009 at 5:09 pm

Yum!! I made a sweet potato soup/puree some time ago which was tasty, so I can imagine this must taste really good. (Which reminds me- I need to buy some tahini)


3 LawGirl September 30, 2009 at 5:15 pm

Mmmm two of my favorite things! I'll have to try it.


4 KathrynAntyr September 30, 2009 at 8:18 pm

ooh I am going to try this. I just attended a lunch time lecture on the Mediterranean diet. Many thanks!


5 michele October 1, 2009 at 2:56 am

oh, that sounds delicious. Just picked up some sweet potatoes this week so I may have to whip this up!


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