I can’t wait to share this recipe with you guys! I often shy away from hummus due to the prevalence of raw garlic, but every now and then I make a big batch at home and remember how much I love it! Of course you can always add in as many cloves of garlic as you like!
This recipe features smoked paprika (my favorite!) and cayenne pepper to get the spicy and smoked flavor. I use a full teaspoon of cayenne because I love the kick, but if you’re sensitive to spice, you’ll probably back to back off quite a bit and add it to taste. There is also a bit of mashed sweet potato to give it an ever-so-subtle sweetness, but you can also leave that out : ) Or use pumpkin!
I like to scoop it up with veggies – peppers in this case – but chips, crackers, carrots, celery and spoons also work : ) According to WH Foods, bell peppers are the number 2 source of vitamin C – perfect for winter immune system boosting.
Hummus is super easy to make – just stick everything in the food processor and blend! A little bit of warm water thins this out to get that creamy texture of store-bought hummus everyone loves.
Spicy Smoked Sweet Potato Hummus
- 2 cans garbanzos
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 1/4 cup olive oil + 2 tbsp
- 1/4 cup mashed sweet potato
- 1 tsp cayenne
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- Drain and rinse garbanzos
- In a food processor, mix tahini, lemon, olive oil and spices.
- Add garbanzos and mix until blended, scraping down sides if necessary.
- Add water to slightly thin until desired texture is reached.
I love hummus!! It’s my go to “dish” to take to parties and potlucks. I just made some for a party last Saturday. I like to add pesto and Rosemary to mine. I typically serve it with bread but veggies would be a great idea! We have a lot of sweet potatoes right now so I’ll have to try your receipe. Yum!
Katie @ Talk Less, Say More says
YUM! I have been a hummus queen lately, I just love it so much! And while this may be sweet potato, it being mashed made me think about the can of pumpkin I have still in the pantry and how it should be enjoyed… 😉
Mollie K says
yum looks so good-will have to make! I am obsessed with whole foods tahini! Like spoonfuls out of the jar right to my mouth. Or I love to drizzle it on some plain greek yogurt mixed with sweet potato or pumpkin-kind of the same flavor combination going on here 🙂
Bethany @ Athletic Avocaod says
Sweet potato in hummus? Sounds and looks like an incredible idea!
Nice! I’m sorry though, I giggled at “store-bought hummus that everyone loves”… I’m Lebanese and I CANNOT STAND store-bought hummus and it’s like my pet peeve whenever I go to a party and see it sitting there pre-made in a plastic container. It’s just that those taste nothing like my Grandmother’s, which is just incredible!!!! But, I love variations on hummus when homemade! I love making green hummus with peas and herbs- that breaks all the rules too, but at least it’s made fresh. 🙂 Have a great Monday, Kath!
Totally agree – I really don’t like store bought at all! I mean more that Sabra texture that people chase
Tessa, Can you share your grandmother’s recipe? I would love to try it! Thank you!
Yes!!! Been waiting for this one 🙂 So good!
Kelli @ Hungry Hobby says
Hummus was definitely on my mind last week too, I made a ton of it! I’ve made butternut squash hummus before but never with sweet potato, great idea!
I love making my own hummus. Gotta have that garlic in it tho! A teaspoon of cayenne sounds very spicy, but I’ll give it a shot. The smoky paprika might balance it out a bit.
Andrea @ Chasing Strength says
I love hummus, would have never though to put sweet potato in it, but it sounds delish!
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul says
Oh yum! I love hummus!
mm! not a fan of garlic either Kath! but then again… are you surprised? I love my 2 or 3 ingredient meals. 🙂
hugs to Mazen and Matt and you!!! Happy Monday sweet girl! XOXO
See, the garlic is a bonus to me rather than a deterrent…perhaps it’s my Italian genes. 🙂 I love hummus and I’m a HUGE lover of sweet potatoes, so this is right up my alley and something I will definitely have to try out!! The idea of using pumpkin is intriguing as well!
do you think you could use all sweet potato and omit the tahini? sadly, I’m allergic to sesame. I miss hummus and this looks like a possibility. my other attempts at substitutions have been failures.
Are you allergic to all nuts? You could use a nut butter too! But if so, I would definitely give it a try with more sweet potato. You’d be missing that earthy nuttiness from the tahini but the other flavors would probably carry their way!
Tahini is made with sesame seeds, so no nuts in it…
I know – asking if she’s ALSO allergic to nuts!
Ahhhh this looks delicious and somewhat easy to make! I am in love with hummus…literally put it on everything. Especially in love with this since it incorporates sweet potato.
I’m a big hummus lover, especially in a tuna wrap! This recipe looks delicious and I look forward to trying it.
Samantha @ThePlantedVegan says
Great idea to add sweet potatoes to hummus, I can’t wait to try this out! Yumm!