Smoky sweet potato hummus

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.


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    2 thoughts on “Smoky sweet potato hummus

    1. Karen

      Doubled the chipotle….mmmm, what an amazing spicy sweet hummus! Can’t wait to serve at book club tonight. It’s the third recipe I’ve tried from your blog and have been impressed thus far with them all and even passed along to many friends and family. Keep up the amazing cooking!

      1. Tina Post author

        Thanks Karen,

        I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed the recipes you’ve tried. This sweet potato hummus is one of my favorite dips to serve at parties. It’s a nice change from store bought hummus!


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