Sweet Potato Hummus

Roasted sweet potato adds earthy sweetness to hummus and gives it an even creamier, smoother texture. Use pimentón, or Spanish smoked paprika, for a hint of fire-grilled flavor, or use sweet paprika for a more subtle spice.

Sweet Potato Hummus
Photo: Casey Barber
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 medium sweet potato (about 12 ounces)

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish

  • ½ cup cooked or canned chickpeas

  • 1 large garlic clove, roughly chopped

  • 2 tablespoons tahini

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon sweet or smoked paprika, plus more for garnish

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • Pepitas for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Peel sweet potato and chop into large cubes. Toss with oil in a large bowl, then spread in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Roast until tender and just starting to brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool to room temperature.

  2. Add the sweet potatoes, chickpeas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, salt, paprika and water to a food processor. Process until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add more water, if desired, to make a looser dip.

  3. Transfer to a bowl. Drizzle with additional olive oil and sprinkle with paprika and pepitas, if desired.


Parchment paper or silicone baking mat

To make ahead

Roast sweet potatoes (Step 1) and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

118 Calories
5g Fat
16g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size about 1/4 cup
Calories 118
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 8145IU 163%
Sodium 220mg 10%
Potassium 240mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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