Sweet Potato Hummus


Hummus with sweet potato mashed

Hummus!
I could eat it all day... all the time!
What about you?

So ... what is hummus?
According to wiki...
Hummus (/ˈhʊ.məs//ˈxʊ.mʊs/, or /ˈhʌ.məs/;[1][2][3] Arabicحُمُّص‎‎ Hebrewחומוס‎‎, full Arabic name: hummus bi tahini) is a Levantine and Egyptian food dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas or other beans, blended with tahiniolive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic.[4] Today, it is popular throughout the Middle East (including Turkey), North Africa (including Morocco), and in Middle Eastern cuisine around the globe. It can be found in most grocery stores in North America.
Easy homemade hummus



I love chickpeas! Give me chickpeas, in any form, any time, any day... I will never say "NO"

I grew up snacking on chickpeas.
Mom would popped, 1/2 kg or more dried chickpeas, into her monthly grocery shopping bag. Then she would soaked the chickpea overnight, letting it soften before boiling with salt water. Once ready, we would be munching on chickpeas as our snack for the day!

If I chanced upon a street vendor selling soft boiled peanuts in pods, and he had chickpeas too, I'd go for chickpeas rather than peanuts (even though I do love that soft boiled peanuts in its pods).
Double bonus for me, if he carried with him the 'hot and spicy' chickpeas (I must do a post on this ;P)

but... I had never heard of hummus then...
Hummus


until I was in the UK.

Hummus were sold in the deli section then.

On my way back from college, I'd drop by Safeway to buy dinner (usually sandwiches or fruits or yoghurt at marked down price...  I was a student living in a big city on a shoe-string budget!! No parents to fuss over me, no mom's home cooked dinner, no extra money to splurge on fancy meal).

I was always eyeing 2 tubs, in that little corner Safeway deli section...
One tub was golden yellow creamy looking paste, while the other was pinkish in colour... trying to work out what is what! Information was pretty much depending on the person behind the deli counter. Even the word 'Internet' was unheard of!

I'd settled for the yellow golden paste...

and it was delicious...
Hummus became my new 'jam' :D

by the way... the pink creamy paste was Taramosalata (in Perth ~ was it Caviar Taramosalata by Black Swan???) another favourite :D
Sweet potato hummus



Finally... after tubs and tubs of store-bought hummus, I finally make my own :D

with mashed Sweet potato.

But... I again cheated... I didn't use tahini. I was in opine that it'll be a waste to buy a bottle of tahini when I needed so little... hence I use roasted sesame and blend with chickpeas till smooth.

Seriously.... hummus was not compromised ;P

Hummus with crisp  sweet potato skins




yield: 4print recipe

Sweet Potato Hummus

Homemade hummus with sweet potato mash.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 600g cooked chickpea
  • 200g mashed sweet potato
  • 4g garlic
  • 6 tablespoon oil
  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoon reserved water from cooking chickpea
  • 2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • salt
  • 3 tablespoon roasted sesame seeds

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Washed and soaked chickpea overnight.
  2. Boil chickpea until soft. (Alternative buy the canned chickpeas).
  3. Place all ingredients in food processor and processed until smooth.
  4. Serve with crispy sweet potato skins or crackers.
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4 comments:

  1. I too can eat hummus any time..can even eat them as the main :-)) Love the add of sweet potatoes here, Lisa.

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  2. Please could you provide measurement conversions for American cooking.

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    1. Hi Shannon,

      This is my favourite site to convert US measurement to metric (or vice versa)
      http://startcooking.com/measurement-and-conversion-charts
      Hope this helps.

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