Smoky Sweet Potato Hummus- a protein-packed healthy snack that is ready in 20 minutes! sweetpeasandsaffron.com

Hummus is kicked up a notch with sweet potatoes, chipotle and lime.  Ready in 20 minutes, this is a healthy, protein-packed snack!

I wish I were one of those people who loves shopping around for a deal.

Unfortunately I am the opposite…I just want to buy it…NOW!  I am the reason that Amazon 1-click purchasing exists.  Total impulse shopper here!

This week, I finally decided to buy a food processor.  {I know…I’m a food blogger without a food processor.  I also am currently blender-less…gasp!}

I nearly impulse-bought my new food processor at the grocery store, but Ben somehow convinced me to look around a bit first.  Well, THANK-YOU, Ben, because I found one for $45 less {which is basically 35% off} at Sears.  Who’d have thought?

So now, not only do I have hummus, but I can walk around bragging about what a deal I scored.  Bonus 🙂

Smoky Sweet Potato Hummus- a protein-packed healthy snack that is ready in 20 minutes! sweetpeasandsaffron.com

Smoky Sweet Potato Hummus- a protein-packed healthy snack that is ready in 20 minutes! sweetpeasandsaffron.com

Hummus was the entire reason I wanted to buy a food processor to start with…and now that I’ve finally gotten my hummus-fix, I can’t believe I waited so long to buy a food processor.

Homemade hummus is about a thousand times more delicious than the store-bought stuff.  It is SO easy to make.  And it is a protein-packed healthy snack!

 Smoky Sweet Potato Hummus- a protein-packed healthy snack that is ready in 20 minutes! sweetpeasandsaffron.com

Smoky Sweet Potato Hummus- a protein-packed healthy snack that is ready in 20 minutes! sweetpeasandsaffron.com

This hummus is even healthier with the added benefits of sweet potato.  Not only that, but the sweet potato gives it the most heavenly, smooth texture.  Hummus is all about that creamy, smooth texture, isn’t it?

The chipotle pepper and adobo sauce bring the smokiness and a bit of spiciness to the hummus.  If you’d prefer a less spicy version, leave out the chipotle pepper.

I added ground coriander, cumin, and some chilli powder.  These guys make a huge difference in flavor; my original recipe didn’t have these spices and the resulting hummus was pretty meh.

Well, now that I have myself a shiny new food processor, I guess I’d better start thinking about a blender.  Because guess what?  I have a frozen margarita planned for next week.  And it’s going to be goooood 😉

SMOKY SWEET POTATO HUMMUS
 
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Hummus is kicked up a notch with sweet potatoes, chipotle and lime. This hummus is lower in calories than regular hummus, although you'd never know it!
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 300g sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes (roughly 3.5 cups)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 550mL can of chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 chipolte pepper
  • 4 tsp adobo sauce {from a can of chipotle peppers}
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp chili powder
Instructions
  1. Fill a medium pot with 0.5 cm of water. Add sweet potatoes and 'steam' for 10 or so minutes, until sweet potatoes are completely soft. Drain and rinse under cold water.
  2. While sweet potatoes are steaming, assemble the remaining ingredients in the base of a 7-cup food processor fitted with a steel blade.
  3. Add steamed sweet potatoes to remaining ingredients and process on high for one minute.
  4. Scrape sides of food processor and process on high for another minute.
  5. Serve with pita bread, veggies, crackers, or eat straight out of the bowl ;)

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