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Sweet Potato Hummus

Sweet potato, chickpeas, tahini, and fresh lemon juice combine to create a refreshing and delicious hummus twist in this Sweet Potato Hummus.  Enjoy with Crunchmaster™ crackers for a tasty gluten-free snack.  It's a perfect pairing for healthier snacking!  

Thank you to Crunchmaster for sponsoring this recipe's creation and this #NewBeginnings post.

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How about some Sweet Potato Hummus for Fall snacking?  Mmmm hmmmm, you read that right .... Sweet Potato Hummus.  And let me just say, this stuff is delicious!  It's just the perfect dipper to pair with Crunchmaster crackers for continuing my journey with more wholesome snacking.

Back in May in conjunction with the launch of their new logo and packaging, Crunchmaster challenged me to make a New Beginning in my life.  So what did a food blogger choose as her new beginning?  More wholesome snacking, that's what!

With all the sweet treats I whip up as a food blogger, believe me ... more wholesome snacking is exactly what I needed to focus on.  And I've done pretty good! ... with tasty gluten-free snack dippers like Creamy Feta Dip, Lemony White Bean Salad, and Quinoa Tabouli.

So when I came across a recipe for Sweet Potato Hummus, I was totally intrigued.  I love sweet potatoes.  I love hummus.  But in no way, shape, or form had it ever crossed my mind to join them together into Sweet Potato Hummus.

had to give it a try as part of my New Beginnings snacking adventure.

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Turns out, the person who dreamed up this combination is a genius!

It's made with the traditional hummus ingredients of chickpeas and tahini, to which cooked sweet potato is added.  The sweet potato flavor is definitely there, but since it's combined with the chickpeas and tahini, it's not like sitting down to a big scoop of mashed sweet potatoes, which was kinda my fear.

It's hummus with the sweetness of sweet potatoes.

It's also got a hefty amount of fresh lemon juice, which leads to the lemon flavor being fairly prominent.  I find it really nice, but if you're inclined to find lemon an overpowering flavor, dial back a bit on the amount of lemon juice.

And when this Sweet Potato Hummus is paired with Crunchmaster Sea Salt crackers for scooping?

It's a truly satisfying, creamy-and-crunchy gluten-free snack.  Just perfect for my more wholesome snacking goals.

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Crunchmaster crackers are 100% whole grain, low in sugar, completely free of saturated and trans fats, and contain no artificial colors or flavors.  Not to mention for my gluten-free friends, they're certified gluten-free, too.  And you know what else?  True to their name, they pack a great crunch.

Which means I can quick-grab a handful of crunch to satisfy my snack cravings ... while still feeling good about what  I grab.  Even when I'm pressed for time.


So if like me, you're looking for hearty and satisfying healthier snacks ... and especially if you'd like those snacks to be gluten-free, ... give this Sweet Potato with Crunchmaster crackers a try.

Loaded with great Fall flavor from sweet potatoes, it's a perfect pairing for healthier snacking!

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Sweet Potato Hummus
Source:  Adapted from Power Foods from the Editors of Whole Living Magazine
(Printable recipe)
Ingredients
  • 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes
  • 1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 c. fresh lemon juice (approximately 1 or 2 lemons)
  • 1/4 c. tahini
  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 c. water
Directions
  1. Cook the sweet potatoes - Peel sweet potatoes and cut into 1-inch pieces; place in a steamer basket over a pot of boiling water. Reduce heat to simmer, cover, and cook until sweet potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes. Or, wrap each unpeeled potato in a paper towel and microwave on 'high' until tender, about 5 to 12 minutes (depending on your microwave). Let cool for a few minutes; slice down the middle and scoop out pulp.
  2. Place sweet potato in a food processor. Add the chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, cumin, garlic, and 1/4 cup of the water. Process until smooth, approximately 1 minute. Add remaining water, if needed, and continue processing to achieve desired consistency.
  3. Add salt and pepper; stir to combine.
  4. Let cool. Garnish with a sprinkling of paprika before serving, if desired. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Enjoy!


What’s in a Crunchmaster™ cracker? Whole grains, seeds, and that’s about it. What’s not? GMOs, gluten, and artificial colors and flavors. By focusing on wholesome ingredients from trusted sources, Crunchmaster has crafted simply delicious snacks to fit every healthy lifestyle.

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of  Crunchmaster™ crackers.  While I received compensation and free product for writing this post, the thoughts and opinions expressed are entirely my own.


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4 comments

  1. We love Hummus and this will be a great dip for the season! Hope you have a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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  2. My favorite sweet potato incorporated into hummus is such a delicious idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Looks delicious! I love all these varieties of hummus that have become so popular <3 Pinning for later!

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  4. Pinning and sharing on the H&S Facebook page later today. Love this tasty twist on traditional hummus,Tracey. Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope you will visit again this week!

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