Sweet potato hummus

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Appetizers make me happy. Sometimes I eat “appetizers” for dinner (in larger-than-dinner-sized portions). Sometimes I make appetizers so that I can add them to everything else I eat all week.

Here’s one of them:

Sweet Potato Hummus, inspired by Power Foods

Go get:
2 large sweet potatoes
1 can chickpeas
Juice from one lemon
1/3 cup tahini
2 T olive oil
1 T ground cumin
2 garlic cloves
1/2 t salt
paprika for garnish
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Let’s do this:

Cut your sweet potatoes into about 1 inch chunks. Fill a large pot with about 2 inches of water and bring to a boil. Add the sweet potatoes in a steamer basket and cook until tender. Took about 18 mins for me.

Process the garlic in your food processor so you don’t have to mince it. Add the sweet potatoes, chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, cumin, and salt. Process until smooth. Garnish with paprika.

Serve with pita chips or bell pepper (like I did!). Try not to eat it all in one sitting. But man, this would be good on a sandwich. And everything else I’m eating this week.

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5 thoughts on “Sweet potato hummus

  1. Jessica says:

    AMAZING pictures. Cant wait to try this one!
    ps- Made the smoothies for Jack…he loved!

  2. Meg Vlach says:

    YUM!!!!! I already know Madeline and Charlie will attack this like they’ve never eaten.

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