Hello this is chef john from food wishes comm with sweet potato hummus that’s right like most people i’d love hummus especially homemade hummus so you can just imagine my disappointment when i went to make it and realize i didn’t have any garbanzo beans and even though there’s a grocery store literally one block from my house what was even closer worth a couple sweet potatoes sitting in my kitchen so long story short i used those instead and I was absolutely blown away with the results so with that incredible claim let’s go ahead and get started and the first thing we’re gonna need is a couple cooked sweet potatoes and exactly how these get cooked really doesn’t matter all right we can boil them we can bake them we could even microwave them or if you’re barbecuing you could even roast these on the grill but no matter what method you use make sure these are cooked very very soft and then what we’ll do as soon as those are cool enough to handle is we will handle them by scooping out the flesh into a bowl and I know I just mentioned it but let me say it again make sure these sweet potatoes get cooked very very very tender alright really the only way to screw this up would be to undercook these so please make sure they are extremely Mashable and then what we’ll do once that’s been accomplished is simply let them cool down to room temp before we move on to add the rest of the ingredients the first and most important of which would be some tahini sauce which is now sold in every big grocery store and all tahini is is a pace made from ground sesame seeds in fact when you buy it the ingredient label should only say sesame seeds and if it has a bunch of other ingredients in it don’t buy it I mean besides our tahini we’re also going to need some very finely minced or crushed garlic and I went with about two cloves here but I think anywhere between one clove and four clothes would be reasonable and then we’re gonna want to season this up with some kosher salt as well as some ground cumin and a little touch of spicy chipotle pepper which means we don’t need cayenne but we will add some anyway just to stay in shape and then we will finish up with a little bit of olive oil as well as some freshly squeezed lemon juice or if you wanted you could use lime instead which is generally a very good pairing with sweet potatoes so you decide I mean you are after all the Nostradamus of your hummus and I predict no matter which one you use this will be delicious and then what we’ll do once we have everything together is take a potato masher and smash this until it’s as smooth as we want which reminds me if you want this super super smooth you’ll probably have to use a food processor or pass it through a fine mesh strainer but personally I’m just gonna use the masher because I don’t mind a little bit of a rough and rustic texture so I went ahead and smashed and mash mine until it looked like this at which point we’re technically done but I’m gonna do one more optional step that I really think improves the entire experience and that would be to whip in a couple tablespoons of cold fresh water which I’m gonna do in a couple additions so it doesn’t splash all over and what this little bit of water is gonna do is significantly lighten the texture and while we’ll still get those same big flavors we’re used to with hummus the mouthfeel won’t be quite as heavy as it would otherwise so I really do love this trick no matter what I’m making my hummus with and that’s it once our hummus has been water whipped we’ll go ahead and clean up the sides of the bowl with a spatula and of course taste for seasoning all right you probably need a little more salt but don’t forget this is at room temperature now and we always want to do our final seasoning adjustments at the same temperature we’re gonna serve it which for me at least is going to be chilled which is hopefully how you’re gonna enjoy it too because any hummus is significantly tastier if you wrap it and pop it in the fridge for a few hours before you serve it okay even over nights good so all those flavors have time to mingle marry and learn to love each other so that’s what I did and then a few hours later I pulled it out and served it up after of course tasting and adjusting the seasonings which I don’t know if you’ve heard yet but those are up to you and then what we’ll do after serving that up as tradition dictates is we’ll go around with our spoon making sort of a deep depression not only to hold the olive oil we’re about to Jersey lon but also to provide some visual contrast by producing some very provocative shadows and by the way if you’re still looking for a band name provocative shadows is not bad and then once our top is landscaped we’ll drizzle over a generous amount of olive oil as well as a few shakes of cayenne or maybe even some chilli flakes like Aleppo pepper would work and then I finished up and some freshly chopped Italian parsley and that’s it our alternative hummus using sweet potatoes is done and we’ll go ahead and transfer that next to some bread or crackers knead it with or in my case some homemade crispy everything flatbread which paired so well I’m gonna have to show you how to make those and even though this was not made with the garbanzos which are of course the main ingredient in hummus it really was remarkably similar which is initially surprising but the more you think about it makes sense since the beans and hummus are by far the least flavorful ingredients and the taste is really much more driven by the other ingredients like the tahini and the garlic and the lemon plus sweet potatoes have a very similar level of starchiness to the beans in fact thanks to the Solow sweetness from the potatoes this tasted very very similar to a roasted red pepper hummus but anyway to summarize in hindsight I was very happy I was out of garbanzo beans and I would totally make this again on purpose even if I had those around especially if I get to eat it on these homemade seated flat breads so you’re gonna want to stay tuned for that but in the meantime whether you’re looking for an alternative hummus just for a change of pace or you’re not able to eat garbanzo beans or maybe you just have a long car trip planned after the meal but regardless of the reason I really do hope you give this a try soon so head over to food boosters dot-com for all the ingredient amount tomorrow for as usual and as always you you
Learn how to make a Sweet Potato Hummus recipe! I wanted some freshly made hummus, but was out of garbanzo beans, so I tried using sweet potatoes instead, and the rest is history. Easy, delicious history. Visit https://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2019/05/sweet-potato-hummus-so-close.html for the ingredients, more information, and many, many more video recipes. I really hope you enjoy this easy recipe for Sweet Potato Hummus!
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