I love hummus. When I first met my husband I ate hummus for dinner 3-4 nights a week. It’s just so easy to grab and have dinner on the plate in minutes. This was the first time that I ever tried making hummus with sweet potatoes and I’m sorry it’s taken me this long to try it.
The sweet potato adds a lovely sweetness and the chipotle peppers give it a nice kick and keeps it from being overly sweet. Lately I’ve been making quesadillas with it, just spread a few tablespoons onto a corn tortilla sprinkle an ounce of cheese over the top and grill on both sides until crispy and golden.
Smoky sweet potato hummus
Makes 4 cups
1 pound sweet potatoes (roughly 2 medium)
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 teaspoon chopped chipotle chili, canned in adobo sauce
1 garlic clove chopped
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons tahini
course sea salt and freshly ground pepper
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
Pierce potatoes several times with a fork; place on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour or until tender. Cool slightly, then peel and add to the bowl of a food processor. Add chickpeas, lime juice, tahini, olive oil, chipotle and garlic. Puree until smooth and thin with up to 2 tablespoons of water if necessary. Add ¼ teaspoon salt and season with pepper. Refrigerate for up to 1 week in an airtight container. Garnish with additional olive oil and smoked paprika before serving.