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Sweet Potato Hummus

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 25 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 10 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 6 ingredients

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  • 1 lb sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks (1-2 sweet potatoes, depending on their size)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed
  • ½ cup sesame tahini
  • ¾ cup of olive oil, divided
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 sprigs parsley, leaves roughly chopped (optional)
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Nutrition Facts


250 cals


23 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

5 g

Monounsaturated Fat

14 g


9 g


1 g


3 g


3 g


140 mg


  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the sweet potato and cook until fork-tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking liquid. Drain. Let the potatoes cool slightly. 
  2. In a food processor, combine the cooked sweet potato, chickpeas, salt, pepper, and tahini. Purée until smooth. Slowly add 2/3 cup of the olive oil to the puree, pulsing all the while. If the mixture looks too stiff, add the reserved cooking liquid as needed.
  3. Top with fresh chopped parsley and drizzle with the remaining olive oil. Serve with warm pita, or steamed or raw vegetables. 

Chef Tips

This hummus is delicious when made with leftover roasted or baked sweet potatoes. Just add a little vegetable stock as needed, in place of the reserved cooking water.

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society