Smooth delicious sweet potato hummus

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You wanna learn how to make this smooth sweet potato hummus? With sweet potatoes?

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You’ll need:

  • 4 unpeeled cloves of garlic
  • the juice of half a lemon
  • 800 gr can of chickpeas
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 2/3 cups of tahini
  • salt
  • pepper
  • cumin
  • 1 bay leaf
  • chilli/coriander/pomegranate seeds/olive oil as toppings

METHOD:

  1. in a pot with fresh water, simmer the canned chickpeas with a little bit of cumin, the bay leaf and some salt;
  2. in a another pot boil your sweet potato;
  3. in a blender, add the unpeeled garlic with the lemon juice and blend until pureed;
  4. with the help of a masher, transfer the garlic puree into a bowl;
  5. 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
  6. once the chickpeas has simmered for an hour, transfer them to a strainer, reserving some of the liquid;
  7. transfer the hot chickpeas and the sweet potato to a blender, with some on the liquid, almost to cover them up;
  8. add the tahini sauce to taste;
  9. more salt, pepper and cumin to taste;
  10. 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;

 

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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!

V.

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