Sweet Potato Hummus


Sweet potatoes add a hint of sweetness to regular hummus.

Sweet Potato Hummus
Photo: © Kristen Stevens
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
3 cups


  • 1 small sweet potato (about 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons)

  • One 14-ounce can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed (about 2 cups)

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons tahini

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from about 1/2 a lemon)

  • 1 clove of garlic

  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste

  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

  • 3 to 4 tablespoons water


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°. Wrap the sweet potato in aluminum foil and place on a baking tray. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes, or until soft. Remove from the oven and let cool. Once cool enough to handle, remove the foil and scoop out the tender flesh. Discard the skin.

  2. Add the sweet potato, chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, fresh lemon juice, garlic, salt and cayenne to a food processor or high-powered blender. Pulse until everything is combined then add water 1 tablespoon at a time, until the hummus is a smooth, thick and spreadable consistency. Taste and add more salt if necessary.

Make Ahead

Hummus can be made up to 3 days in advance and stored in a covered container in your fridge or frozen for up to 1 month.

Serve With

Crackers, bread, or veggies.

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