Sweet Potato Hummus with Baked Flour Tortilla Chips

Sweet Potato Hummus with Baked Flour Tortilla Chips
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Weather: temps lingering in the 30’s, we got out all the winter clothes to begin preparing for imminent snow
What I’m listening to: the faint sound of my oldest watching Fellowship of the Ring in the other room

You should see my Bookmarks folder on my Mac. As I come across good recipe ideas, I bookmark them and put them into folders, like “main dishes” or “sweets” and save them for when I may perhaps someday need them. I also have a Pinterest board called Food to Try for the same reason. Between my computer and Pinterest, I have hundreds of online recipe ideas just waiting to be tested and tried, and perhaps even one day published on the blog. Granted, there are dozens of concepts and recipes I never get around to. And I try to be very disciplined and force myself to go through and clean out my Bookmarks about once a month. For example, I went through my Bookmarks in September and deleted all the summer recipes I never used because I needed more “room” for fall and winter recipes.

I bookmarked this recipe months ago. I mean, many months ago. I remember when I traveled to California in June and happened to mention to one of my family members that I was saving a Sweet Potato Hummus recipe to try in the fall. It’s rare that a recipe stands out like that. And it’s even more rare that it lasts that long in the bookmarks folder before being deleted. Because, quite frankly, the thought of sweet potato hummus sounded brilliant to me. And, after months of waiting, it was brilliant.

I baked up some homemade Flour Tortilla Chips to go along and they were pretty darn perfect together. I think you’ll agree with me that this autumnal take on hummus is something quite special, with its orange hue and complex flavors – cumin, paprika, cayenne, and cinnamon, coupled with garlic, chickpea, and the natural sweetness of the sweet potato. Y.U.M.

Sweet Potato Hummus with Baked Flour Tortilla Chips

Yield: 2 cups

IMG 0538 Sweet Potato Hummus with Baked Flour Tortilla Chips

Adapted from Spoon Fork Bacon

Ingredients

    For the Hummus:
  • 1lb sweet potato or yam, cooked, peeled, and chopped
  • 1 (14.5oz) can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/3c olive oil
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1t cumin
  • 1t paprika
  • 1/4t cinnamon
  • 1/8t cayenne pepper
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • salt to taste
  • For Serving: olive oil drizzle, sprinkle of paprika, couple grates of fresh nutmeg
  • For the Chips:
  • 8 flour tortillas, cut into triangles
  • olive oil
  • sea salt

Instructions

    For the Hummus:
  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender or food processor and process until smooth. If too thick, more olive oil can be added. Season with salt to taste. For serving, drizzle the top of the hummus with olive oil, a sprinkle of paprika, and a couple of grates of fresh nutmeg. Serve with Baked Flour Tortilla Chips. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  2. For the Chips:
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the tortilla triangles in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Brush the tortilla triangles lightly with olive oil. Season with sea salt. Bake for 6-10 minutes. or until they begin to brown and crisp up (they get more crisp as they cool). Check for seasoning and salt again after baking, if needed. Serve.
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16 comments
Jill Clear
Jill Clear

This was fabulous.  I loved it.  I made it for our Monday Meeting night where my Mom, friends, and daughters come over and we focus on healthy eating habits, share recipes, sample new stuff.  We all loved it!


courtney
courtney

I did a similar recipe and was surprised how much I liked it!  The sweet potato lightened up the garbanzo beans a lot and also gave a better texture.  I did use tahini (same amount as lemon juice) and it was not overwhelming.  I'm not sure if I would like the cinnamon because I wanted to keep the more traditional "hummus" hit but add more zing.  Interested to try the cilantro jalapeno hummus!

Alaska Dot
Alaska Dot

I just told my DH last night that I was going to make him some hummus tomorrow, how timely of you !

Susan Beeman Sommer
Susan Beeman Sommer

My husband even thought it was delicious, and he always thinks he doesn't like sweet potatoes. He might not even know what garbanzo beans are! lol Anyway, I put half in the freezer for later, and there's none left of the first half.

Susan Beeman Sommer
Susan Beeman Sommer

I just made it this afternoon. It's SO delicious! I used ww tortillas and love them with it too.

Sandi Knight
Sandi Knight

This hummus is so delicious - wasn't sure about the spice combination but it works very well with the sweet potato. Love nutrition-packed snack ideas! Thank you!

Eat Your Heart Out
Eat Your Heart Out

How did you know that sweet potatoes and hummus are two of my favorite things?? This is amazing.

Judy Barbosa Trent
Judy Barbosa Trent

Please send that weather here. It's in the 90's here in SoCal:(. Thanks for the recipe, I love hummus.

ktoone
ktoone

Oh my. This looks so awesome. I like hummus, but sometimes the flavor is too strong for me, and I can just imagine that sweet potato would be the perfect thing to balance it out. I will have to bookmark this :)  AND make sure I get it made!

alaskafromscratch
alaskafromscratch moderator

That is fantastic news, Jill! Thank you for letting me know. Please give my warmest regards to your mom and friends at your next gathering!

alaskafromscratch
alaskafromscratch moderator

 @ktoone Thanks so much. I bet you would like this one! Hummus often has tahini in it (a sesame paste with pungent flavor), however I didn't include any in this recipe because I really wanted the sweet potato to shine. And YAY for bookmarking it. LOL.

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