Sweet Potato Hummus Recipe
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Sweet Potato Hummus Recipe

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With a little planning, it’s easy to whip up a batch of hummus for unexpected guests, a potluck or an after-school snack. I always bake up extra unpeeled sweet potatoes so I can quickly mash the pulp for this unexpected dip. —Mary Marlowe Leverette, Columbia, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 4 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Baked pita chips

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without chips): 91 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 245mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Place the first seven ingredients in a food processor; process until blended. Transfer to a bowl. Serve with pita chips. Yield: 16 servings (1/4 cup each).
Originally published as Sweet Potato Hummus in Taste of Home September/October 2013, p53

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Salvigirl User ID: 7643504 136639
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2014

"This is such an easy and such a nice presentation to impress any guess of any age. Love it"

JANENOV46 User ID: 3295323 193696
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2014

"I am not a fan of using sweet potatoes here, but the presentation is adorable."

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 114907
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2013

"I loved this. It was quick and easy to put together and tasted delicious!!! What I really loved about it was how it was a healthy snack for my toddler too and a great way to get him to eat his vegetables!"

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Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"I've made this hummus three times in the past month and a half! We LOVE it - with veggies, with pita chips, on shredded pork-and-cheese quesadillas. It's the perfect combination of a little bit of sweet and a little bit of heat."

tremel88m User ID: 7130896 114905
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013

"I have to admit, I was a little skeptical at first of the ingredients, but I was pleasantly surprised to find how tasty this dip was! Even my fiance who claims to not like sweet potatoes, thought this dip was excellent. It is great with chips, veggies, pretzels, bread, etc."

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