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Sweet Potato Hummus

Sweet Potato Hummus

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  • Makes: 14 servings
  • Yield: 3 1/2 cups
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Cook 12 mins to 15 mins
  • Chill 2 hrs to 24 hrs

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Our healthy south-of- the-border hummus has sweet potato for silky smoothness, chipotle peppers for smoky heat and pepitas (pumpkin seeds) for crunch. If you like, kick up heat by swirling some of the adobo sauce from the can of chipotles on top of the dip.


  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 1 15 - 16 - ounce can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Olive Oil
  • Pumpkin seeds (pepitas), toasted; coarsely chopped if desired
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Tortilla chips, toasted pita wedges and/or assorted vegetable dippers, such as: sweet pepper strips, carrot sticks, celery sticks, zucchini sticks, broccoli florets, cauliflower florets (purple, white or green)


  1. In a large saucepan, cook sweet potatoes, covered, in enough boiling water to cover for 12 to 15 minutes or until very tender. Drain and cool slightly.
  2. In a food processor, combine drained sweet potatoes, garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, oil, chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, cumin, and salt. Blend until smooth, scraping down sides of container as necessary. Chill, covered, for 2 to 8 hours.
  3. Before serving, garnish dip with cilantro and sprinkle with pumpkin seeds.

Nutrition Facts

(Sweet Potato Hummus)

Servings Per Recipe 14, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 1, Niacin (mg) 0, carb. (g) 10, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Monounsaturated fat (g) 4, calcium (mg) 24, pro. (g) 3, cal. (kcal) 116, iron (mg) 1, vit. A (IU) 3395, Fat, total (g) 8, vit. C (mg) 3, chol. (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 16, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, fiber (g) 1, sodium (mg) 97, sugar (g) 1, Potassium (mg) 132

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