Wednesday, November 9, 2011

What I Love: Sweet Potato Hummus

Hey Beauties!
Today's recipe is for one of my most favorite side dishes.. Hummus!
This one is a big different than regular hummus recipes as it includes some sweet potato, it adds the perfect sweetness with the chick peas.
Keep reading on how to make it..

Hummus with fresh sweet potato packs even more plant power. Add a delicious blend of smoked paprika, coriander, and cumin to make this flavorful dip.

Prep Time
30 Minutes
Total Time
2:30 Hrs:Mins
10 servings

1 large orange-fleshed sweet potato (12 to 14 oz)
1 can (15 oz) Progresso® chick peas, drained, rinsed
1/4 cup almond butter or tahini
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 small clove garlic, halved
1 1/2 teaspoons fine sea salt
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 cup coarsely chopped marcona almonds or toasted blanched almonds
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Prick skin of sweet potato with fork. Microwave on High 6 to 8 minutes or until tender. Let cool 15 minutes or until cool enough to handle. Peel and cut up cooked sweet potato.
To make hummus, place cooked sweet potato and remaining hummus ingredients in large food processor. Cover; process until smooth. If needed, add water 1 tablespoon at a time to desired consistency. Cover and chill at least 2 hours to allow flavors to blend.
To serve, spoon hummus onto serving platter. Top with almonds, parsley and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Serve with flatbread crackers and/or fresh veggies.
Makes 10 servings (1/4 cup hummus each)

Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens:
You've got to love them! Sweet potatoes are naturally rich tasting and sweet, and they are a good source of vitamins A and C.

Nutrition Information:
1 Serving (1 Serving)Calories 210(Calories from Fat 110),Total Fat 12g(Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,Trans Fat 0g),Cholesterol 0mg;Sodium 390mg;Total Carbohydrate 20g(Dietary Fiber 4g,Sugars 3g),Protein 6g;
Percent Daily Value*:Vitamin A 110.00%;Vitamin C 8.00%;Calcium 6.00%;Iron 10.00%;Exchanges:1 Starch;0 Fruit;0 Other Carbohydrate;0 Skim Milk;0 Low-Fat Milk;0 Milk;1 Vegetable;0 Very Lean Meat;0 Lean Meat;0 High-Fat Meat;2 Fat;Carbohydrate Choices:1;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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