Sweet Potato Hummus

Whenever I see a recipe I like, I always bookmark it. Always done with full intention to come back (within the...week?) and make bookmarked recipe. Surprise, surprise. Sometimes my turn around time isn't that quick. (Read: sometimes never!)

This sweet potato hummus caught my eye because a) it's hummus and b) it involves sweet potatoes which I adore and are totally in season right now. (And I can roast them without suffocating myself in the heat as I would during the summer.)

Well go figure, I sat on it for awhile and kinda forgot it was there. But then just recently I was feeling inspired to tackle a bunch of new recipes and was perusing my list of bookmarked ones when I came across the sweet potato hummus recipe.

I heard it call my name (especially after I saw how short the ingredient list was and easy the directions were.)

As soon as those sweet potatoes were roasted and in the blender, I was kicking myself for not making it sooner! It is just that good (and easy to make!) It's a super fun seasonal twist on regular hummus which I also adore.

Sweet Potato Hummus  Vegan and Dairy Free 2 small or 1 very large sweet potato, cooked, skin removed, and cut into chunks 1 can chickpeas, drained, but with the liquid reserved 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil 5 tbsp tahini 1 tsp curry powder 1/2 tsp salt Black pepper to taste Water Paprika

Directions Place sweet potatoes in the processor.  Place chickpeas (warm or not) into the processor along with the sesame oil, tahini, curry, salt and pepper. Run the processor. Take 1/2 cup (this should be all that’s left) of the canning liquid from the beans (it’s got starch in it, which will help make the hummus super delicious) and drizzle it into the processor to help create the perfect texture.

If you run out of liquid but the hummus needs to be thinner (this, by the way, should happen — all in all, I needed about 3/4 c. liquid for my batch) start drizzling in regular old water. Stop now and then to scrape the bowl. When the consistency is even, smooth, and thick but not pasty, you’re done  Sprinkle hummus with paprika, and serve.

Sweet Potato Hummus

Sweet Potato Hummus

Thank you Choosing Raw for the inspiration