A nice, home cooked meal is way better than a meal at a restaurant or fast food joint. However, preparing a home cooked meal may not be so easy if you do not know how to cook. The good news is that there are countless recipes online that you can take advantage of to prepare dishes that you like even if you are not an expert chef.
You will never want to back to restaurants for food again when you start preparing your own home cooked meals. This is because cooking at home is more affordable and healthier. You will also find the cooking process to be fun once you prepare a few meals successfully. Since there are so many recipes to choose from, in this article, we give you a head start to home cooking with how to prepare chipotle sweet potato hummus.
Chipotle Sweet Potato Hummus
If you are vegan, this is recipe is a must try. It is a delicious and yummy dish that you will not get enough of.
- Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 20 minutes
- Servings: 12
- 1 medium sweet potato (cubed)
- 1/4 cup of water from yams
- 1/4 cup of tahini
- 14 oz can of chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil (extra virgin)
- 1 large garlic clove
- 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon of chipotle in adobo sauce
- 1 1/4 teaspoon of Himalayan pink salt
How To Prepare
- You will need to add sweet potato and just enough water to cover in a small saucepan and then bring it to a boil. After a few minutes, reduce heat to low and allow the sweet potatoes to cook for about 5 to7 minutes until they become fork tender.
- After that, you will need to scoop out the sweet potato and then add it to a powerful blender or food processor. Also add to the blender a 1/4 cup of water from sweet potatoes and then add remaining ingredients. Process them until they become very smooth. You can pause the blender and scrape down the walls with a spatula if necessary. Just make sure that the hummus is blended until it is fluffy and whipped.
- Once you have done that, you will need to transfer the humus to a serving bowl, drizzle with extra olive oil and then sprinkle with dried oregano and smoked paprika.
- Serve it with whole grain crackers or easy-dipping vegetables such as celery sticks, zucchini/cucumber slices, baby carrots, snap peas, radishes or grape tomatoes
Sweet potato may probably not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of humus, but when you try this recipe, you will be making it more often. It is very easy to make because you practically put everything in a food processor and blend.
If you plan on storing the humus for later use, make sure that you refrigerate it in airtight containers. It can last up to one week if stored properly. If using salted can chickpeas to make it, be sure to use less to taste.