Take your hummus up a notch with the addition of roasted sweet potato!   You’ll be enjoying:

  • Extra vitamin A and vitamin C, plus added antioxidants that support detoxification
  • Plenty of fibre for a well-balanced snack
  • A boost of flavour and texture with the addition of sweet potato and warming spices


YIELD: 8 servings (serving = 1/3 cup)


  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 can chick peas, drained & rinsed
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small clove garlic, halved
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice



  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C (400°F) and pierce with a fork several times.
  2. Place your sweet potato on a parchment-lined baking sheet and roast it for about 45 minutes, or until it’s fork-tender.
  3. Cool completely, then remove the skin with your fingers and cut it into large chunks.
  4. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor & purée until smooth.
  5. Place in serving bowl.  Drizzle with olive oil and garnish with sesame or pumpkin seeds if desired.



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