Sweet Potato Hummus

January 17, 2017
Easy Hummus recipe made from fresh ingredients.
Hummus with sweet potato mashed


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.

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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...

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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

recipe - 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
what is hummus

Easy Hummus recipe made from fresh ingredients.  Hummus and mashed sweet potato, excellent with crisp sweet potato skin. Hummus is a Levantine and Egyptian food dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas or other beans, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic.


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

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

    1. Hi Shannon,

      This is my favourite site to convert US measurement to metric (or vice versa)
      Hope this helps.

  3. This recipe looks really yummy...!!


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