Add some colour, flavour and nutrition to your hummus by tossing some sweet potato into the mix.
2medium sweet potatoes
3 tablespoonsolive oil
2 cupscooked chick peas ((or canned, rinsed and drained))
3 clovesgarlic (peeled)
1⁄2 teaspooncayenne pepper
1⁄2 teaspoonsmoked paprika
- Cook the sweet potatoes first. If you have time, you can roast them with the skin on, in the oven for 1 hour. Or, you can prick them with a fork and microwave for 5 minutes until tender. Or, you can peel and chop them and boil until soft (about 10 minutes). Remove the skin from the cooked sweet potato and mash with a fork.
- Add all ingredients to a food processor, and pulse until combined. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the food processor bowl, and continue to puree until smooth.
- Serve with pita, veggies or quesadillas.