RECIPE: Sweet Potato Hummus

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Recipe Spicy Three Pepper Hot Buffalo Wings Hummus 2 cans (15 to 16 oz.) chickpeas, rinsed and drained, 1 cup chickpea liquid reserved 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce 3 (or more!) tablespoons cayenne red pepper hot sauce 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar 1Ú4 cup tahini 4 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1Ú4 teaspoon salt 1Ú4 teaspoon ancho chili powder 1Ú4 teaspoon ground cayenne red pepper Place all ingredients in food processor. Add 1Ú4 cup plus 2 tablespoons reserved chickpea liquid. Puree until smooth and creamy. Add additional chickpea liquid if you prefer a thinner hummus. Serve with celery sticks, waffle-style pretzels, pretzel crisps and/or whole-grain crackers. Estimated prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 0 minutes Servings: 14 servings of 1Ú4 cup each (3 1Ú2 cups total hummus) Difficulty rating: Easy

Sweet Potato Hummus

  • 1 can (15.5 ounce) garbanzo beans, drained and liquid saved*
  • 2 – 2 ¼ cups mashed, cooked sweet potato (from fresh or canned)**
  • 2 tablespoons honey-roasted peanut butter
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons Mazola corn oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground chipotle chili pepper
  • 1¼ to 1½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • Chopped cilantro, chopped smoked peanuts and lime slices for garnish, optional

Combine garbanzo beans, sweet potato, peanut butter, lime juice and corn oil in food processor. Mix/process until almost smooth. Add garlic, honey and all spices/seasonings. Process again until smooth. Add reserved liquid to make smoother hummus if desired. (I used about 2 tablespoons garbanzo bean liquid).

**If you use canned, you’ll need 2 (15 ounce) cans of sweet potatoes in sugar syrup. Simply drain the liquid and smash/mash with fork.

Makes about 3 ½ cups hummus. Serve with favorite vegetables, pita wedges and whole grain crackers.

Recipe by culinary dietitian and nutritionist Kim Galeaz, RDN CD