Blog #78: Sweet Potato Hummus (Gluten-free + Vegan + Food Allergy Safe)

 

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Beautiful and delicious Sweet Potato Hummus!   (Photo by: Christina Hale)

 

Hummus is a delicious, healthy and versatile dish that can be made in a multitude of flavors, plus it’s pretty easy to put together.

Geographically speaking, the roots of hummus originate from the middle eastern region of the world and as you can see it’s been happily adopted in the western world.

Now without further ado, let’s get into the recipe!

 

Ingredients:

-1 cup steamed sweet potato

-1 can (540ml) of cooked chickpeas

-1 Tbsp tahini

-2 cloves garlic

-2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

-1 Tbsp olive oil (or extra virgin olive oil)

-1 tsp pimentón (smoked paprika)

-1 tsp fresh rosemary

-3/4 tsp aromatic sea salt (I used the ‘Herbamare’ brand)

 

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Here’s my sweet potato that’s washed, peeled and cut into cubes, so that it will steam faster! 🙂

Method:

Wash and peel your sweet potato.  Cut into 1 inch cubes. Fill a medium sized pot (to 3/4 full) with water and put a colander on top to create a steamer/double boiler.  Bring water to a boil and steam sweet potato for 15 minutes.  Then, remove sweet potato from double boiler, put on a plate or in a bowl and allow to cool.

Now, get your food processor (or blender, or whatever you have handy) and add in all of your ingredients: The chickpeas, tahini, cooled steamed sweet potato, garlic cloves, fresh lemon juice, olive oil, pimenton, fresh rosemary and aromatic sea salt.

Note: Taste your hummus to ensure the flavor balance is right for you and that it’s not needing any additional hints of either garlic, sea salt, pimenton or rosemary.

 

 

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A different view of the finished (and super yummy) Sweet Potato Hummus! 🙂  (Photo By: Christina Hale)

 

 

Health Benefits:

 

  • Sweet Potato: High in potassium; High in fiber which helps to keep your bowel movements regular and maintain a healthy digestive system; Low glycemic index; High in beta-carotene; High in the antioxidants vitamin A, C and E; Contains the versatile nutrient Choline which helps you with your sleep, memory, muscle movement and lowers inflammation in your body

 

  • Chickpeas: High in protein and fiber.  Aids in weight management/loss and digestive health.  Many of the nutrients contained within such as calcium, magnesium, vitamin K, zinc and phosphate contribute to bone health

 

  • Garlic: It’s part of the onion family, low in calories and is bursting with nutritional value.  It contains Manganese, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and Selenium.  It is antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and kills parasites. It is very good for your immune system and fights the common cold.  It’s good for heart health because it helps to lower blood pressure and cholesterol

 

  • Lemon: This sour fruit is sweet for your health!  It alkalizes your body, boosts your immune system and detoxifies your liver.  It’s high in vitamin C and potassium (needed for heart health), plus contains antibacterial properties

 

  • Olive Oil: A staple in the Mediterranean diet, this oil is a healthy fat full of antioxidants and contributes to having a healthy heart

 

  • Pimenton (Smoked Paprika): Paprika is full of vitamin A and contributes to healthy eyesight

 

  • Rosemary:  This fragrant herb lowers inflammation, boosts your memory, stimulates circulation, improves mood and promotes hair growth

 

  • Sea salt:  Don’t go overboard here folks!  Sea salt has actual mineral content contained within, unlike table salt that is void of any nutritional value.  So, it’s still better than table salt —  too much salt still isn’t good for you 🙂

 


 

Thank you for popping by my blog! 🙂  I hope this recipe helped to make your life better by giving you a ‘Healthy Life Hack’ of sorts to get healthy food into your hands & stomach, save you money and will make your body smile.

Let me know how this recipe turned out for you!  This recipe was a gem for me because I got to make sweet potato hummus sandwiches for the few days after I made the recipe and took the photographs for this blog post.  The great news is that the hummus tastes even better in the days ahead because all of the flavors really release themselves and mix together perfectly!

Leave a comment below telling me how it went!  You can even post your hummus on Instagram, then tag: @simplychrissyblog and hashtag ‘#simplychrissyblog‘, so that I can see your awesome culinary creations!

 

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✌🏾❤️ & 🌿,

– Chrissy

 

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. I love the idea of mixing sweet potatoes and chickpeas!! I’ll definitely have to try this recipe !!

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    1. Chrissy says:

      Hi Caroline! 🙌 Indeed! Sweet potato and chickpeas are both awesome…so they should totally mix together! Lol.

      Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment! Please let me know how the recipe turned out for you. Heck, take a picture and show me! 😄👍

      Cheers!

      Chrissy

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