Sweet Potato Hummus

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This homemade hummus is way better than store bought!

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.

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Sweet Potato Hummus

High in fiber and protein, this sweet and nutty hummus will be the perfect addition to any snack or meal.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 10 people
Serving Size 2 tablespoons
Course Appetizer, Condiment
Cuisine Mediterranean, Universal
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.

Nutrition Information

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
Keywords Gluten-Free, Plant-Based, Quick and Easy

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

  2. 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!

  3. 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

    1. 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.

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