You wanna learn how to make this smooth sweet potato hummus? With sweet potatoes?
- 4 unpeeled cloves of garlic
- the juice of half a lemon
- 800 gr can of chickpeas
- 1 sweet potato
- 2/3 cups of tahini
- 1 bay leaf
- chilli/coriander/pomegranate seeds/olive oil as toppings
- in a pot with fresh water, simmer the canned chickpeas with a little bit of cumin, the bay leaf and some salt;
- in a another pot boil your sweet potato;
- in a blender, add the unpeeled garlic with the lemon juice and blend until pureed;
- with the help of a masher, transfer the garlic puree into a bowl;
- in a bowl, add the tahini and the garlic-lemon mixture and mix gradually while adding a little water at a time, until it will will become this liquidy paste
- once the chickpeas has simmered for an hour, transfer them to a strainer, reserving some of the liquid;
- transfer the hot chickpeas and the sweet potato to a blender, with some on the liquid, almost to cover them up;
- add the tahini sauce to taste;
- more salt, pepper and cumin to taste;
- add it to a plate and sprinkle it with generous amounts of oil, fresh coriander and pomegranate seeds
TIPS AND TRICKS on a smoother hummus:
- when you’ll add up the water to your tahini paste, the composition will get tougher instead of liquid, but don’t freak out, it will eventually loosen up – just keep on adding a little bit of water while stirring continuously;
- try and pick up some of the peels around the chickpeas if you have the time/patience;
- blend the chickpeas while hot, with the hot liquid – if you do it while cold, the starch in them will prevent the hummus from being extra smooth;
And that would be pretty much it. It might sound complicated and time consuming BUT if there is something I can say is that the unpeeled garlic mixed with lemon juice – makes a lot of difference; picking up the peels – makes a difference (not that I had enough patience to actually do it fully) – and blending them while hot – make a huge difference as well.
Please, try it and let me know how it turns out for you!