Recipe: Sweet Potato Hummus

Serve this treat as a dip or spread

Recipe: Sweet Potato Hummus

This sweet potato hummus contains no fat and is a tasty treat. Even kids love it! Dip whole-wheat pita chips in it, or use it instead of mayo as a sandwich spread.


1 18-ounce sweet potato, baked, with skin removed
1 (4-ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained, with blackened skin removed
3 tablespoons lemon juice
½ teaspoon fresh garlic, fine dice
½ teaspoon ground cumin
Pinch cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. In a food processor, puree the sweet potato, roasted red peppers, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, cayenne and salt.
  2. Process mixture until it is fairly smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Nutritional information

Servings: 4
Serving Size: ½ cup

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Calories: 130  
Carbohydrate: 28 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Fiber: 3 g
Protein: 3 g
Sodium: 460 mg

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  • Leo Driscoll

    Where are the beans and tahini ?

  • Patty

    Sounds delicious!!

  • Jane Skeen

    I will be trying this one…but I am a little uncertain about some of the ingredients. I will omit the salt. I think if nothing else I will end up trying pureed sweet potatoes as a spread with maybe cinnamon.

  • CodeStud3

    This is just mashed sweet potatoes. What, is regular hummus unhealthy now? Let me go and have some of my Idaho potatoes hummus then.

    • Di Gee

      I think this is a great alternative to hummus. Just another way to make sweet potatoes and use some of the hummus ingredients for a change. Sounds delicious.

  • Meggggga

    i thought that what makes hummus are the garbanzo beans. So mash up a sweet potato and thats called hummus now? Kinda strange…

    • mimmi

      no what makes it hummus is the chickpeas as the arabic word hummus mean chickpeas. so many that think hummus is a mix of something or a “beandip”. But its only the chickpeas or chickpeadip that should be call hummus. (sry my english im from sweden)

  • Eileen

    lose the salt. nobody needs it. I would try this recipe with some white beans or chickpeas added to make it healthier

  • Ohionut55

    Sounds good, but it’s nothing like hummus! Just a mashed sweet potatoe dip. All hummus has at least tahini as an ingredient.