Roasted and Spiced Sweet Potato Hummus served with sweet potato chips is one of my FAVOURITE recipes of all time. This is fantastic as a starter or to add to a healthy nibbles platter when entertaining. It’s even yummy to pop in a container and take to work with some carrot sticks and celery – a great way to get some extra servings of vegetables into your day!
The best roasted and spice sweet potato hummus recipe
The best roasted and spiced sweet potato hummus recipe I’ve ever had was at Acre Eatery last week at the media lunch for Australian Sweet Potatoes. The head chef has kindly shared his recipe with Eat Pray Workout and I had to share it with you after seeing how many of you voted for loving sweet potato hummus with sweet potato chips!
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- 3 tbsp of the best extra virgin
- olive oil you can find
- 500g cooked chickpeas
- 3 tbsp tahini
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Zest of 1⁄2 lemon
- Ground sea salt, to taste
- 1⁄2 tsp cayenne pepper
- (start with less, season to taste)
- 1⁄2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1⁄4 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp sesame seeds to garnish
- Preheat oven to 170°c. Bake the sweet potatoes in the skins loose on the middle oven rack or in a baking dish for 45 minutes to an hour. You should be able to gently squeeze them when they’re done.
- While the sweet potatoes are cooling, toss all of the other ingredients into a food processor. (If you’re sensitive to spice, you may want to save the spices for last and add to taste). Pulse for 30 seconds until almost smooth. Once the sweet potatoes have cooled enough to handle, use a knife or your fingers to peel the skin off. Add the sweet potatoes to the food processor.
- Blend well. Add a little more extra virgin olive oil if too thick and then check seasoning.
- Serve with sprinkled sesame seeds and sweet potato crisps or lavosh.
Supercharge with sweet potato
Sweet potato is:
- Very high in Vitamin A which is essential for healthy eyes and skin*
- Very high in Vitamin C which is a key part of the immune system and plays an important role in helping to absorb iron from foods*
- A source of the B vitamin niacin which is needed for energy release and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue*
- Is a source of potassium, which is needed for healthy nerve and muscle functioning*
- It is high in fibre to promote a healthy digestive system and to help keep you regular
* As part of a healthy and varied diet.
One serve for children is 75g and 150g for adults
I’m excited to recreate this at home too! If you make it, or any of my recipes, please tag @EatPrayWorkout on social media and I will reshare your post with the rest of the #EPWtribe to get them inspired to eat nourishing foods too.