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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sweet Potato & Carrot Hummus

When it comes to hummus, I don't stick only to the classic version with chickpeas. Variety is the spice of life, so I have also tried sweet peas hummus, beet hummus, carrot hummus etc. It's always good to be open-minded.  I love new combinations and if it's something I make for the first time, I cook a very small quantity to test and sample. If it's good, I'll increase the measures, if it's bad, at least I'm not sorry to have tried. No regrets if it lands in the bin.

Some weekends ago I cooked a delicious roast sweet potato and carrot hummus after being inspired and blown away by Joumana's beautiful squash hummus. I just loved the bright colour of the squash and I could only imagine the taste. As I was drooling all over the screen, I had to think quickly of a replacement for squash as I had none in the house.
So I ended up with a sweet potato and carrot version that was absolutely addictive. It disappeared so fast :)

Roast Sweet Potato & Carrot Hummus

inspired by Squash Hummus by Taste of  Beirut *love*

Type of cuisine: Middle Eastern/Fusion


4 carrots

2 sweet potatoes

2 tbs tahini paste

1 tsp toasted cumin seeds

2-3 cloves of garlic 

parsley/fresh coriander to sprinkle on top


Chop roughly the carrots, the garlic and the sweet potatoes and place them on a baking sheet. Roast them for 40 minutes until the become tender. 
Mash the lot and add the tahini, the toasted cumin seeds and the chopped  parsley on top. 

Generally, when I make chickpea hummus I add coriander seeds and a squeeze of lemon juice, but this time I didn't because sweet potatoes are bold and they stand out. I feel they don't need to be spiced up. Sweet potatoes and carrots make a great team together, however you could easily make a fabulous carrot hummus as well as a sweet potato hummus. 

As autumn is in full swing, I am planning a pumpkin hummus asap. The sky is the limit :)

grilled courgette & chickpea salad, labneh w crushed mint & olive oil, mustard dip

Sunday lunch


  1. This is definitely inspiring to try it;)

  2. Yolanda,

    You have in turn inspired me to try this hummus~ LOve the combo of sweet potatoes and carrots (made a soup with that pair recently) ; your hummus looks so bright and cheerful and sounds absolutely addictive!