Sweet Potato Hummus

Hummus is one of the more popular Middle Eastern dips, often served with fresh or toasted pita chips. Hummus is both healthy and low in fat which makes it a great snack or appetizer. This variation includes roasted sweet potato and fresh sage, giving the dip a fall flavor. I often top the dip with some chopped, roasted walnuts or pine nuts which adds a nice crunch. You can serve this dip or spread with fresh vegetables such as celery, sweet pepper, or carrot sticks, or with whole grain pita chips. This dip actually improves in flavor as it sits, so it would be a great option for holiday entertaining, or even as a football tailgating snack.

 
Why Healthy

  • Cannellini beans rock as they are packed with fiber, protein, folate & hard-working phytonutrients.
  • Sweet potatoes contain a wealth of orange-hued carotenoid pigments and phytonutrients.

 

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Sweet Potato Hummus

Sweet potato adds am earthy sweetness to hummus in this recipe.

Yield: Serves 6

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Ingredients:

1 Pound Mashed, Roasted Sweet Potatoes
1 (14 Ounce) Can White Beans
1/4 Cup Tahini
3 Cloves Garlic, Peeled
3 Leaves Fresh Sage
Salt & Pepper
1/2 - 3/4 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Juice From 1 Lemon

Directions:

Place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth.
If dip is too thick, add a little water until you achieve the correct consistency.
Serve in a bowl with pita chips or fresh vegetables for dipping.

 

2 Responses to “Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili”

  1. Morgan Griffith — November 19, 2014 @ 8:02 pm

    I’ve made a soup very much like this and it is delicious. The only thing I do is cook my own black beans and dice up my own tomatoes that I have frozen from my garden. Canned food is so full of sodium, even the low sodium ones, that I avoid it whenever I can.

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    recipe Reply:

    Morgan, I cook my own beans as well, and fresh ingredients are always best when available, but low sodium canned beans are a good option when folks are pressed for time.

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