Thursday, October 01, 2009

sweet potato hummus

While the weather is trying to figure out whether it is Autumn or Summer, the markets are saying that it is Autumn.

Sweet potatoes are in season here. I love steaming them. The satsuma imo (sweet potato) turns a bright yellow.

In July, while I was in Hawaii, I found this recipe in "Body and Soul" for hummus using sweet potatoes.

Since I had some leftover sweet potato, I bought a bottle of garbanzos and tried this recipe.

I've put the amounts that I used in (italicized parentheses).

Sweet Potato Hummus from "Body and Soul" July/August 2009

makes about 4 cups (made a little over a 1 cup)

1 pound (about 453 grams) of sweet potato, steamed, cubed and peeled (150 grams sweet potato, steamed and cubed, I didn't peel all the pieces)
1 can (19.5 ounce) chickpeas, drained and rinsed (220 grams garbanzos about 7.5 ounces)
1/4 cup lemon juice (3 tablespoons lemon juice)
1/4 cup tahini (2 tablespoons tahini)
2 tablespoons EVOO
2 teaspoon cumin (1 teaspoon cumin)
1 clove garlic, chopped (1/2 clove garlic, chopped)
salt & pepper (I didn't add salt nor pepper)

Steam the cut sweet potato about 10 to 12 minutes
Whiz everything in a food processor
Add water if necessary (I added 1/4 cup of water)
Serve with pita and/or veggie sticks

NOTES: I think if I used more sweet potato, the flavor of the hummus may have turned out a little sweeter. While peeling the steamed potato, I thought it was a waste to throw out the skin, so I left the rest of them and found that it added some nice purplish flecks here and there.

My food processor is quite small, so there were a lot of "unprocessed" bits. Still I liked this, and would definitely make it again, maybe adding more sweet potato the next time, just to see if the flavors would be different. I served this with carrot and celery sticks.


2kamuela47 said...

Yummy! Love hummus! Going to try this one soon! Thanks!

Tamara Marnell said...

How innovative! I've been meaning to get some sweet potatoes, because everyone says they're more nutritious than regular. When I finally do I'll try this--homemade hummus is one of my sandwich staples.

jalna said...

I looooove sweet potato and I love hummus. I never imagined the two would go well together, but this sounds really good!

Jenster said...

That looks and sounds delicious! I'd never heard of sweet potato hummus before and can't wait to try making it myself.

K and S said...

Hope you like it Laura :)

Hope you like it too Tamara :)

I'm glad I tried this Jalna, if you try this, let me know what you think :)

Hope you like it Jenster :)

Take care everyone!

KirkK said...

Hi Kat - That's an interesting recipe....I'd have never thought of it!

K and S said...

different but delicious Kirk :)

Take care.

Anonymous said...

Now, that is something new... thanks for posting the recipe, I'd love to give it a try = )

K and S said...

hope you like it Girl Japan :)

Take care.

Rowena said...

Same here on the weather....I started laundry this morning because it looked like it was going to be sunny but no, the clouds blew in.

Sometimes I can find that yellow flesh type sweet potato, but mainly it's the creamy white variety. Ono!

K and S said...

I'm thinking those purple sweet potatoes would make an interesting looking hummus Rowena :) Looks like we will have rain until the weekend here :(

Take care.

Deb in Hawaii said...

I saw this recipe and wondered how it was. I am going to have to try it now for sure--it looks great!

Jann said...

this looks delicious~I have not tasted this before....I love anything with sweet potatoes!

K and S said...

Would like to know what your take on this is Debinhawaii :) keep me posted on your results!

I hope you get a chance to try this Jann :)

Take care you two.

Mary R said...

We're going to a sweet potato festival here in Okinawa this weekend, so this recipe comes at the perfect time!

K and S said...

I was wondering how they would taste using Okinawan sweet potato, Mary, will be interesting to see what you think :)

Take care.

Jason said...

Hey now, you can get hummus in Hamamatsu, in Shizuoka Japan,
at Tirnan Og craft pub, KK House, and Slowporch in Hamakita.

They have many flavors to choose from. The local brand is called Satorijava Traders Hummus.

K and S said...

Thanks for the heads up Jason :)

Take care.