Sweet Potato Hummus

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The idea of this sweet potato hummus came from one of my favorite snacks. I like to spread hummus on a piece of crostini bread and top it with a slice of roasted (or slow-cooked) sweet potato. So since I love the taste of this combination, I decided to make my usual homemade hummus, with garbanzo beans, adding steamed sweet potatoes to it. You get the nutty flavor from Tahini and the sweetness from the potatoes…mmm you’ll have to force yourself to stop eating this delicious hummus. Join Meriem of Skinny Simple Recipes for more delicious creations. Find her on Pinterest and Twitter too.

Sweet Potato Hummus

High in fiber and protein, this sweet and nutty hummus will be the perfect addition to any snack or meal.
Course: Appetizer, Condiment
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Universal
Keyword: Gluten-Free, Plant-Based, Quick and Easy
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 265kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.


  • 1 cup sweet potatoes peeled and diced
  • 19 ounces garbanzo beans canned - rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • 1/4 cup tahini sesame paste
  • 5 garlic cloves roasted or raw
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • water


  • Steam or slow cook the sweet potatoes until soft.
  • Transfer cooked sweet potatoes to a food processor. Add garbanzo beans, lemon juice, Tahini, garlic (I used roasted), olive oil, cumin, salt and about 2 tbsp of water to start with.
  • Pulse the mixture until smooth, scraping down the sides of bowl and adding water to thin mixture if it seems too thick.
  • Adjust seasoning and serve with a drizzle of olive oil and don’t forget to sprinkle some paprika. Sweet Potato Hummus makes a perfect dip or spread.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 38.7g | Protein: 11.8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 255mg | Fiber: 10.6g | Sugar: 5.9g
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8

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19 Comments on "Sweet Potato Hummus"

  1. Skinnysimplerecipes  September 23, 2012

    It last for 4to 5 days in the fridge.

  2. Kriss Mann  September 24, 2012

    I want to try this!

  3. Lisa  October 16, 2012

    Do you have the nutritional information on this recipe? I'd love to try it!

  4. Skinny Ms.  October 17, 2012

    Lisa, Not yet…this was submitted by a guest writer. We plan to add data soon. Thanks!

  5. Allison  November 4, 2012

    Wow, I love sweet potatoes and would like to try this!

  6. Stephaine  July 24, 2013

    Can we please have some data on this? I would like to know how much protein and calories before I consume. Thank you 🙂

    • Skinny Ms.  July 24, 2013

      Stephaine, Sure…get it done asap! 🙂

  7. Danielle Disbennett  August 23, 2013

    Wondering if you have the calories on this, it is soooo good

    • 3V_Admin  August 25, 2013

      Danielle, Not yet but we should have it added soon. 🙂

  8. SMahalik  September 6, 2013

    I love hummus, and this is one of the best recipes I've ever made!! The sweet potato adds a really nice flavor! I'll be making this one frequently!

  9. Jeanine  April 22, 2014

    What can use if I don't want the garlic in it ??

    • SkinnyMs  April 23, 2014

      Hi Jeanine, You can just omit the garlic, without any substitute.

  10. svenlovesflo  October 8, 2014

    Very interesting…but that is a lot of fat calories and carbs for 2 T…I think I'll pass…but Jeanine…what is hummus without garlic…well I am a garlic lover…it is good for you…plus it keeps vampires away

  11. Maddie  June 1, 2015

    wow…most hummus I would eat are under 100 calories for 2 tbsp.!

  12. Mack  January 31, 2017

    What about a substitute forvtahini, I am allergic to sesame…

    • Kym Votruba  January 31, 2017

      You can try substituting almond butter. The recipe will not have the same flavor, but will have essentially the same texture. We have also seen recipes that call for ground flax seed and olive oil, but have not tried this ourselves. If you do, please let us know how it turns out.

  13. Hahu  March 28, 2017

    Still no news on the nutritional information!!!!

    I guess you are still “Gathering Data” LOL

    • Gale Compton  March 28, 2017

      The nutritional information is listed on the recipe.


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