This Roasted Sweet Potato Hummus is light and creamy and packed with delicious sweet potato flavour. This dip is easy to make and perfect to serve with pita chips or use as a spread.

sweet potato hummus in a bowl topped with paprika and cilantro

Homemade hummus with sweet potatoes

Hummus is a healthy dip made with a base of chickpeas and tahini, but it can take on many different flavours and be mixed up with a variety of add-ins. Today we’re making hummus that has delicious sweet potato flavour.

This Roasted Sweet Potato Hummus is creamy and light and has a hint of sweetness from the sweet potato. This recipe is great as a dip or can even be served as a spread on some hummus toast.

This recipe is naturally vegan, gluten-free and grain-free and It will last for about a week in the fridge.

How to make this recipe

Start by roasting the sweet potato in the oven. Then add the sweet potato and other ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.

And that’s it! Pretty simple right? Homemade hummus is easy to make and much tastier than most store-bought versions:)

A bowl of hummus flavoured with sweet potato topped with cilantro leaves

What to eat with the hummus

Hummus can be enjoyed as a dip, spread, or even served in a salad bowl. Here are some of my favourite ways to enjoy this hummus:

  • With cut up veggies (carrot sticks, celery sticks…etc.)
  • Pita chips
  • Any type of crackers
  • As a spread on toast, Rye crackers or in sandwiches
  • As a dip with falafel or in a buddha bowl

Tips for making this recipe perfectly

  • Why bother roasting the sweet potato? This helps the potato develop a sweet and caramel-like flavour which will add great flavour to the hummus.
  • Make sure to remove the skins of the chickpeas. It’s an extra step but makes ALL the difference with homemade hummus. Removing the skins is what will make your hummus smooth.
  • Make sure to use COLD water as stated in the recipe. It’s important it’s cold because this helps the hummus to whip up smooth and creamy.
  • If you find your hummus is too thick, simply blend in an extra couple tbsp of cold water until it is the consistency you like.

More dip recipes to try

sweet potato hummus in a speckled ceramic bowl

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sweet potato hummus in a speckled ceramic bowl

Roasted Sweet Potato Hummus

  • Author: Jessica Hoffman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Roasted Sweet Potato Hummus is light and creamy and packed with sweet potato flavour!


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup sweet potato, peeled and cut into 2-inch cubes)
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil 
  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 tbsp olive oil 
  • 3/4 tsp salt 
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup cold water

Instructions

  1. Toss the cubed sweet potato and olive oil together and roast in the oven at 400 degrees F for 15-20 minutes until tender. 
  2. Drain and rinse the can of chickpeas and remove the skins by gently rolling the chickpeas in a clean kitchen towel. The skins will naturally come off.
  3. Discard the skins and add the chickpeas, sweet potato, tahini, garlic, olive oil, salt, paprika, cumin, cayenne and lemon juice to a food processor and blend for 1 minute, scraping down the sides as needed.
  4. With the food processor running, slowly add the water and let everything blend for another minute or until smooth and creamy. 
  5. Serve with crackers, pita chips cut up veggies or whatever you like!

Notes

Why bother roasting the sweet potato? This helps the potato develop a sweet and caramel-like flavour which will add great flavour to the hummus.

Make sure to remove the skins of the chickpeas. It’s an extra step but makes ALL the difference with homemade hummus. Removing the skins is what will make your hummus smooth.

Make sure to use COLD water as stated in the recipe. It’s important it’s cold because this helps the hummus to whip up smooth and creamy.

If you find your hummus is too thick, simply blend in an extra couple tbsp of cold water until it is the consistency you like.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/12th of recipe
  • Calories: 100
  • Fat: 7
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 3g

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