Sweet Potato and Chickpea Hummus

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  • This delicious dip is a great way to get kids to eat their vegetables. The combination of sweet potato and chickpeas, along with lemon and tahini make it a standout at snack time.

Adding nutritious and tasty sweet potato puts a bright
twist on traditional hummus.


  • 1 large sweet potato or yam, about 1 lb., peeled and cut into 1" pieces
  • 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 small garlic clove, pressed or minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Sweet or smoked paprika (optional)
  • Pita chips and fresh veggies, to serve


  • Set a steamer basket in a medium pan. Add enough water to come just to the bottom of the basket, then add sweet potato. Cover pot, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and cook until tender, about 10–15 minutes. Transfer to a food processor.

  • Add remaining ingredients, except pita and veggies, and puree until smooth, thinning with water a teaspoon at a time if necessary. Sprinkle with paprika if desired.

  • Let cool, then transfer to a covered container and refrigerate if not using right away.

  • Serve with pita chips and fresh veggies.

Yields About 2 Cups