Appetizer Vegan

Spiced Sweet Potato Hummus

November 26, 2012

Did everyone [From the US] have a wonderful long weekend? Are you all busy Cyber Monday shopping for the best holiday deals instead of working right now? Don’t worry. I won’t tell! I would be as well but I spent all my money on Black Friday (yup – I’m one of those that goes out at Midnight to save myself 50 bucks). Ah well. It’s all part of the adventure, right?

Oh! Please disregard the shamble that is my ‘recipes’ page right now. It’s in the process of being re-vamped and should hopefully be back to normal tomorrow. Cool? Cool and thanks for being so patient!

Anyhow, wanna talk hummus? Remember when I made that amazing Spicy Jalapeno Corn Hummus? Damn, that stuff was sooooooo good. Well, I’m back with more funky flavors and this one might take the cake. The soft sweet potatoes create the perfect texture for a creamy and flavorful dip. Seriously, this stuff is crazy good. And smother it on top of those homemade Sesame and Poppyseed Crackers and you are golden!

Impress your guests at your next holiday party with not only homemade crackers but homemade dip as well! Or save it all for yourself….that is what I did.



Spiced Sweet Potato Hummus

Adapted from Spoon Fork Bacon
  • 1 large sweet potato, cubed
  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas (I made mine from dried beans but feel free to use canned)
  • 4 Tablespoons tahini
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil (you may need more if the hummus comes out thick)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • dash of nutmeg
  • dash of cinnamon
  • Salt/Pepper to taste

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Lower to medium low and add in the sweet potatoes. Cook until softened (about 10 to 15 minutes). Strain and let cool.

In a large blender or with a food processor, blend all the ingredients together until a desired consistency is reached. Taste and add more olive oil if dry, more sriracha if not spicy enough for you, or more lemon juice to bring out the flavors more.

Serve with homemade crackers!




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  • Reply Samalee Allen November 26, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    what is “sriracha”? And, where might it be purchased?

    • Reply Shellywest November 27, 2012 at 12:03 am

      Whoops! Should have been more specific! Sriracha is a hot sauce that you can find in the international section of your grocery store (or a international speciality market if the grocery store you shop at is lacking an international section). Feel free to substitute it with any hot sauce you may have on hand or even some powdered chili pepper.

      Here is what it looks like:

      Hope this helps!

  • Reply narf7 November 28, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    That sweet potato humus looks scrumptious and as our weather is heating up here in Tasmania australia its perfect for how we are starting to eat. I love those crackers as well, they look wonderful and I am going to have to make a batch today! Thank you for these lovely recipes. I found some recipes for home made sriracha online and they look to be very easy to make so perhaps Samalee might be able to make their own?

    • Reply Shellywest November 28, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      Oh! You should send me the link for the homemade sriracha if you make it (and if it’s good)! I would love to try making my own.

      Hope the crackers and hummus turn out delicious for you!

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    I realize this recipe was posted a while ago, however I just discovered your wonderful website and wanted to tell you this recipe was amazing! I made it for my very non-vegetarian husband and son, who both gobbled it up with falafel sandwiches and pita chips and asked for more. great work and thank you for the wonderful recipe!

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    And tahini, what is that and where do I find that??

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