Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sweet Potato Hummus

I have been looking for new ways to enjoy sweet potatoes since we have received so many in our produce co-op. Sweet potatoes aren't something that I really love, so I was looking for creative ways to eat them, that didn't included making them sweeter (like some dishes do around the holidays with marshmallows and brown sugar). I found a couple of really great recipes and this was one of the first ones I wanted to try out.

I love hummus and have made many variations
of it over the years. I wasn't sure how adding sweet potatoes to chickpeas and tahini would taste, but it turned out that this Sweet Potato Hummus was really delicious. It did have a sweeter aftertaste than usual hummus, but it was a really nice variation that we enjoyed. I made some whole wheat pita chips in the oven and we also used fresh veggies as dippers.

Here is the recipe for Sweet Potato Hummus
* I roasted and pureed 3 large sweet potatoes on the day I made this hummus, before I read the instructions, so I just used an estimated amount of that puree when mixing up the hummus


Sharon said...

Sounds great, love variations on hummus. Made and edammame version a few weeks ago.

Amalia said...

Hummus! One of my favorite snacks!! What a great variation, I love the sound of sweet potato hummus. And you even made your own whole wheat pita chips? My gosh, that's dedication right there! Amazing recipe, Thanks for sharing. I'll have to try this! :)

Audrey and the Boys said...

Wow! How can every single thing on your blog make my mouth water>>!