Sweet Potato Hummus

October wouldn’t be the same without all things “ORANGE.” The orange hue of a sweet potato is what provides them with their beta-carotene content. Make this dip one day and use it for a week! Snack time will be more interesting. Kids may find the color of this dip a bit more fun than traditional hummus. Serve alongside whole-wheat pitas and raw vegetables such as red peppers, broccoli, and raw asparagus, which adds selenium, fiber and vitamin C.

Oh, and I just entered this recipe on “Get Grillin’ with Family Fresh Cooking and Cookin’ Canuck, sponsored by Ile de France CheeseRösleEmile HenryRouxbe and ManPans.” Wish me luck!

Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 25 minutes


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
  • Whole-wheat pita and crudites such as red pepper and broccoli


  1. Set a steamer basket in a large pot. Fill with enough water to come just below basket; bring to a boil. Add potatoes; reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a food processor.


Alternatively: (Easier!)

Peel and poke sweet potato(s) with a fork several times. Place in microwave and heat for 4 minutes, or until soft. Slice into big chunks once a bit cooled off. Transfer to food processor.

  1. Combine chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, oil, cumin, and garlic in the food processor. Puree, about 1 minute; thin with water if necessary.

    All together now!

  2. Season with salt and pepper and let cool; refrigerate, in an airtight container, up to 1 week. Serve with sliced pitas, or veggies! My favorite is sliced cucumber, asparagus and jicama.

Original Recipe from: www.wholeliving.com

What’s your favorite hummus recipe? I also make a edamame (soybean) hummus! I’ll share that one soon!



14 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Hummus

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  2. This is a fantastic take on hummus! I love sweet potatoes and can imagine that they add a wonderful flavor. I’d love if you’d consider sharing this recipe in the online Get Grillin’ & summer bbq event I’m hosting (it’s appetizer week).

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  5. Hi! I just found your blog on food buzz. I love sweet potatoes and love hummus. So smart to combine the two! I can’t wait to make this.

  6. Hi Jennifer!

    I just found your blog through your comment on Marie Forleo’s video today. I LOVE it! 🙂

    I definitely have to try this recipe! I make hummus all the time, but never thought to put sweet potatoes in it. It sounds yummy! 🙂

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