Sweet Potato Hummus

in Appetizers, Snacks

Thanksgiving is next week?! Starbucks changed to festive cups? Umm…wasn’t it, like, October yesterday?

I’ve been working like crazy the past month and feel like I’ve barely had time to think about what I’m gonna make next week and this year I’m in charge of all of the sides.

I still have no clue what I’m cooking, BUT I do know what I’m going to do with leftovers.

I’ve been dreamy about those Thanksgiving sandwiches with turkey, stuffing, cranberry in between two pieces of bread. I almost want that more than Thanksgiving dinner. And Turkey Pot Pie! I can’t wait to save some pie crust, add turkey, some cream and leftover vegetables and make a classic pot pie. Dreamy!

And next week, when you’re tired from shopping (I won’t be going to the mall, by the way), you should come home and whip up this sweet potato hummus. Just grab that random sweet potato in the back of the fridge, some cannellini beans from your pantry and whip this up for an awesome leftover snack.  Or just do it now, to test it…or something.

Sweet Potato Hummus

1 sweet potato

1 can of cannellini beans

1 clove of garlic

1 teaspoon of tahini

2 tablespoons of olive oil (might have to play with this amount for your liking)

2 tablespoons of lemon juice (from one 1/2 lemon)

1 teaspoon of salt (or to taste)

Pita chips

Pre-heat oven to 350F.

On a baking sheet, place sweet potato in the oven to roast for 30 minutes, or until tender.  Allow it to come to room temperature and then peel and mash.

In a food processor, add your can of cannellini beans, garlic, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and salt.  Pulse for 30 seconds or until creamy. You might have to add more olive oil or lemon juice to get it to the consistency of your liking.

Then add the mashed sweet potato and pulse for 15 more seconds until combined.

Serve with pita chips, regular chips, or whatever you like!

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Katrina November 19, 2010 at 5:15 am

Cool recipe. Hummus is the best. Seriously.


Tina November 19, 2010 at 7:17 am

Oh yum! I was anxiously waiting for this! I think the sweet potato would add a nice sweet element to the hummus. Great recipe and already bookmarked.


Sarah@sarahnotsoplainandtall November 19, 2010 at 8:34 am

I will have to try this…I am obsessed with EVERYTHING hummus!!!!!


Alec Hummus November 19, 2010 at 10:38 am

Sarah, let’s talk.


Joanne November 19, 2010 at 10:52 am

I would much rather have thanksgiving leftovers than thanksgiving any day. And…I’m in charge of sides and dessert. And you know what I haven’t thought about AT ALL. I think I need to make this hummus. For sustenance for all the thinking and planning i have to do…


Setu November 19, 2010 at 8:49 pm

Yay! I have to take a potato dish to work for Thanksgiving… now I have something no one will have ever had! Thanks A!


Becky November 20, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Wow, this is right up my alley! Thanks for the recipe – looks amazing! : )


Adriana from Baking Powders November 21, 2010 at 11:53 pm

delicious! i really like this idea! great thanksgiving appetizer


Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons November 22, 2010 at 8:40 am

Genius! I would have never though of it — but I can imagine sweet potatoes and chickpeas being BFF for life <3


Mary @ stylefyles November 24, 2010 at 6:45 pm

this looks fantastic! You always have the most inspiring recipes! I will def. have to try this one out!!!


susan November 26, 2010 at 10:29 am

hello! I made this and it really is yum! Just wondering on the off chance that there were any leftovers of this hummus how long would it keep for?


Adrianna November 27, 2010 at 10:35 am

yay! i think it’ll keep for a week. just be sure to put in a tupperware (or airtight container) in the fridge.


Allison @ Icookedit December 7, 2010 at 12:43 pm

I am addicted to hummus these days. I found a cute sample pack in the Whole Foods deli yesterday. They have 4 flavors – roasted red pepper, garlic, traditional and black bean – all in the same little container. Yum!


Amelia August 5, 2011 at 2:32 am

Sweet potato hummus


Becca J April 24, 2012 at 6:41 am

I love making this for my kids school lunch. Thank You so much for sharing it!


Leave a Comment

{ 2 trackbacks }

Previous post:

Next post: