Sunday, September 20, 2020

What Should I Eat for Dinner? EAT Sweet Potato Hummus without Chickpeas

 

Sweet Potato Hummus without Chickpeas

 
Why are sweet potatoes healthier?

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of powerful antioxidants like beta-carotene and other essential phytonutrients. 

Sweet potatoes have lower Glycemic Index value than white potatoes, which means they are less likely to cause a blood sugar spike leading to diabetes.


Is it cheaper to make your own hummus?

It is cheaper to make your own sweet potato hummus. If you move fast and prepare in advance, it will just take you 30 minutes to make sweet potato hummus from scratch.


What is traditionally served with hummus?

Customarily, hummus is served on a big plate, drizzled with extra olive oil and herbs. It is traditionally serve with falafel, tomato, onion, fresh pita and maybe a little cucumber salad.

IMAGINE serving FALAFEL with sweet potato hummus for dinner, snacks or special occasions, your kids or friends they will be IMPRESSED.

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What is the healthiest thing to eat with sweet potato hummus to get a great crunch and tons of nutrition?

Get imaginative with different steamed or fresh vegetables like carrots, cauliflower, celery, radish slices, fresh broccoli florets, sliced peppers, snap peas, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and jicama are all wonderful ways to improve what you dip into sweet potato hummus.


SWEET POTATO HUMMUS RECIPE (HUMMUS WITHOUT CHICKPEAS)

SWEET POTATO HUMMUS RECIPE (HUMMUS WITHOUT CHICKPEAS)


Hummus is a perfect dinner, party snack or finger food – if only it were not made out of chickpeas! 

You can get that creamy, dip-friendly texture without any legumes at all. Change up chickpea hummus for a creamier sweet potato version. 

This sweet potato hummus is a healthy dip without chickpeas. An easy and yummy appetizer recipe can be made quickly. It is nutritionally packed and full of flavor.

The CUMIN gives an added depth of mouth-watering flavor.

Savory and creamy goodness drizzled with healthy extra virgin olive oil - who could ask for more? 


SERVES: 4 awesome people

PREPARATION: 5 minutes

COOK: 30 minutes if you move fast


INGREDIENTS:

¾ teaspoon ground cumin

1 large sweet potato

1 teaspoon coconut oil

1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice


1 tablespoon organic sesame tahini

Salt


COOKING PROCEDURE:

1) Preheat the oven to 375°F.

2) Place the sweet potato on a small baking sheet and bake until soft, 40 to 45 minutes. You can do this in advance.

You can also boil the sweet potatoes if you want. If you want to make smoky sweet potato hummus just charcoal, grill the sweet potato.

3) When cool enough to handle, remove the skin and coarsely chop or mash. You should have about 2 cups.

remove the skin and coarsely chop or mash


4) In a small skillet, melt the coconut oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until golden brown, about 1 minute. 

In a high-powered blender, combine the garlic, sweet potato, olive oil, lemon juice, tahini, and cumin and process until smooth. 

5) Season with salt to taste.

6) Serve it with falafel for dinner or as a dip for your favorite raw crunchy veggies.


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SWEET POTATO HUMMUS RECIPE FAQs


What can I use instead of chickpeas for hummus?

You can use sweet potato or different beans.

Republicans or Democrats (or even Progressives, Qanon, ANTIFA) who have allergies to chickpeas may need to eat hummus prepared with sweet potato or different bean as the main ingredient. 

White beans are a frequent substitute for beans in hummus recipes, as are pinto or black beans.

You can also try the following:

Great Northern Beans - are medium-sized white beans

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Lima beans - you may have some of these in your pantry, whole or dried, or maybe in your freezer.

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Does hummus taste good without tahini? Is sweet potato hummus better with or without tahini?

It has a delicious nutty flavor but also a touch of very slight bitterness which probably explains why some children do not like it. 

There are also those who suffer from a sesame allergy and, consequently, cannot eat traditional hummus with tahini. 

If you do not use tahini in your hummus, it is okay. Fortunately, it is very possible to make hummus without the tahini.

Some love the zesty, tangy flavor of tahini, others really like without it. For best hummus rivaling the best brands in the store, it is highly recommended that you include tahini

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If you want to make sweet potato hummus without tahini, simply leave it out. A sweet potato without it is still acceptably delicious. 


Can I substitute peanut butter for tahini in sweet potato hummus?

SWEET POTATO HUMMUS WITHOUT TAHINI. Smooth peanut butter is a great substitute for tahini when it comes to hummus. No kid will know otherwise. 

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The peanut butter makes the hummus just as nutty and creamy. Kids will definitely prefer it to traditional tahini.


What other substitutes can you use instead of tahini?

These are the best tahini substitutes other than peanut butter:

1) Nut Butters like almond butter, cashew, Brazil nut or any combination of the above

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2) Sun Butter- Sunflower seed butter also works really well as a tahini substitute

3) Greek Yoghurt

4) Sesame Oil

5) Sesame Seeds


How long does homemade hummus last?

Homemade sweet potato hummus usually does not contain any preservatives, so you should expect it to last in the refrigerator for about 4 to 5 days.


How do you thicken hummus?

Just add the little hot water. You can always add more to thin out the mixture, but it is much harder to fix a too-thin hummus.


REFERENCES:

Jenne Claiborne. 2018. Sweet Potato Soul: 100 Easy Vegan Recipes for the Southern Flavors of Smoke, Sugar, Spice, and Soul: A Cookbook. Harmony. ISBN-13: 978-0451498892. https://amzn.to/2PY6no3

Julie Loria and Allen Campbell (Chef). 2019. The Game of Eating Smart: Nourishing Recipes for Peak Performance Inspired by MLB Superstars. Rodale Books. ISBN-13 : 978-1635652703. https://amzn.to/3iGb16I


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