Sweet Potato and Lentil Hummus

Sweet Potato and Lentil Hummus

Discover the delightful fusion of lentil and sweet potato in this unique hummus recipe. Moving beyond traditional hummus ingredients, this version stands out by incorporating sweet potatoes, an ingredient we usually shy away from due to its texture and sweetness. However, within this recipe, sweet potatoes find their perfect match, creating a dish that's become a family favorite.

It's an inventive way to include sweet potatoes in your diet, leveraging their nutritional benefits without compromising on taste. Inspired by a friend's suggestion, I've tailored this dish with lentils as the primary base, offering a nutritious and tasty alternative to the classic chickpea hummus. It's a must-try, promising to be a hit among family and friends alike!


Red lentils
1 cup
2 cups
Sweet potatoes
2 pieces
2 tsp
Extravirgin olive oil
50 ml
Garlic powder
1 tsp
0.5 tsp
1 tbsp
Garlic cloves
2 pieces
1 piece
0.25 tsp
0.25 tsp
Sesame seeds
2 tsp

Step by step

Step 1

Begin by peeling and chopping the sweet potatoes into medium cubes.

Toss them with 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil, garlic powder, oregano, and half a teaspoon of salt.

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Step 2

Place the seasoned sweet potatoes on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

Preheat your oven to 200°C with fan setting and bake for 20-30 minutes until they start to brown. Stir occasionally for an even roast.

Let them cool for at least 30 minutes post-baking.

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Step 3

For the lentils: Bring 2 cups of water to a boil with a teaspoon of salt. Rinse and drain the lentils before adding them to the boiling water.

Cook on low heat until soft, then allow to cool for 20-30 minutes.

Sweet Potato and Lentil Hummus - Step 3
Step 4

In a deep mixing bowl, combine the cooled lentils, roasted sweet potatoes, tahini, lemon juice, and garlic cloves.

Sweet Potato and Lentil Hummus - Step 4
Step 5

Use a hand blender to process the mixture into a smooth, uniform paste.

Adjust the seasoning with additional salt and lemon juice as needed. If the hummus is too thick, add a bit of boiling water to achieve a creamy consistency.

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Step 6

Transfer the hummus to serving bowls or plates.

Optionally, seal with lids if storing in the refrigerator.

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Step 7

Garnish with a sprinkle of cumin and turmeric.

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Step 8

And drizzle of olive oil, sesame seeds for added flavor and presentation.

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Step 9

If time allows, chill in the refrigerator to enhance the flavors. Serve and enjoy the rich, creamy taste of this lentil and sweet potato hummus.

Sweet Potato and Lentil Hummus - Step 9
Quantity: 6 servings (2 medium casseroles)
Prep time: 60 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 60 min
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