Purple Sweet Potato Hummus

I bring you a Sweet Potato Hummus plate on this sunny Saturday! Try this variation on hummus and serve with fresh cut veggies and pita bread or chips.  Here is a perfect afternoon snack to compliment the Spring colors everywhere💐🌱 Sweet potatoes are known to help with blood sugar regulation. They’re an excellent source of fiber and vitamins and low in carbs and fats. Additionally, the purple sweet potatoes provide a high dose of anti-oxidants. The specific antioxidant is known as anthocyanin, giving these tasty treats their gorgeous pigment. You can prepare this recipe with traditional orange flesh ones too!
You can add a variety of spices or even curry, but kids seem to prefer just this basic recipe at my house!  

Ingredients

  • 1 can garbanzo beans drained (or 2 cups cooked)
  • 3 small cooked organic Purple Sweet Potatoes mashed with skin removed (equal to about 2 cups)
  • 2 Tbs tahini
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 2 small lemons juiced (about 4 Tbs)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 3 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 Tbs water

Directions

  1. You can use a powerful blender like a Vitamix for this recipe or a food processor to puree your ingredients.
  2. First add water, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic and blend a few seconds.
  3. Then add salt, cumin, garbanzo beans, sweet potato and tahini.
  4. I prefer to use my tamper with my Vitamix to blend evenly.
  5. Store in a lidded container in the fridge for days and you have a perfect snack to pull out whenever you need