The Best Healthy Sweet Potato Hummus Recipe

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Sweet potato hummus is a spin on standard chickpea hummus. When you want to get creative and figure out what to do with sweet potatoes besides baking them or popping them in the air fryer then try this amazing and easy hummus recipe. With only simple ingredients, this sweet potato hummus recipe is gluten-free, refined sugar-free and 100% clean eating and vegan-friendly.

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Homemade Hummus Recipe

What You Will Need (Full Printable Recipe Available Below)


  • 1 medium sweet potato, baked whole and skin removed
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp almond butter
  • 2 – 15oz cans chickpeas, drained
  • 1 cup olive oil 


  • blender/food processor
  • vegetable sticks (carrots, celery, bell peppers, etc)
homemade hummus in bowl with carrots and celery

Homemade hummus is a family favorite healthy clean eating snack. My kids love to dip veggies or pretzels into it and sometimes we even mix it with avocado. Who knew, right? Sweet potato hummus makes a great afternoon snack, you know that time between lunch and dinner when you need a little something.

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hummus with vegetables

How to Make Sweet Potato Hummus

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  1. As always, let’s make sure that we have all of our hummus ingredients. how to make hummus, hummus ingredients
  2. Bake your sweet potato until soft and tender. The cook time will vary depending on the size of your tater. Personally, I like to cook mine in my Ninja Foodi using the air fryer option for about 35 min on 390 degrees. If you don’t have an air fryer you can just as easily bake in the oven for about 45-60 minutes at 350 degrees. 
  3. When your baked sweet potato is fully cooked, scoop the inside out and place in a blender or food processor. hummus recipe without tahini
  4. Add the chickpeas to the food processor.sweet potato chickpea hummus
  5. Next, add the spices. how to make sweet potato hummus
  6. Add the rest of the ingredients, except for the olive oil and puree. sweet potato hummus recipe
  7. Slowly, add the olive oil into the blender/food processor. Continue to blend until you reach your desired consistency. hummus made with olive oil
  8. Use a spatula as needed to scrape the homemade hummus from the walls of the food processor. clean eating hummus recipe
  9. Serve with cut-up veggies, chips or crackers of your choice. This recipe yields 4 cups of sweet potato hummus. Enjoy 1/4 cup per serving. how to eat hummus

This easy hummus recipe without tahini can be enjoyed as a snack yourself but it also makes a great sweet potato dip for when you have friends or family over.

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Make sure to store your sweet potato and chickpea hummus in the refrigerator covered or in an airtight container.

sweet potato and chickpea hummus

If you have any separation when you take it out of the fridge, just give it a stir and you’re all set. Your hummus should last 4-5 days in the refrigerator, as long as you don’t eat it all at once. 😉

Printable Recipe

The Best Healthy Sweet Potato Hummus Recipe

The Best Healthy Sweet Potato Hummus Recipe

Yield: 4 cups
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Sweet potato hummus is a delicious spin on classic chickpea hummus. This hummus recipe is made without tahini, is gluten-free, vegan-friendly and part of a clean eating lifestyle.


  • 1 sweet potato, baked whole and skin removed
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 - 15 oz cans chickpeas aka garbanzo beans), drained
  • 1 cup olive oil


    1. Puree cooked sweet potato, skin removed, with all ingredients except olive
      oil in a blender or food processor.
    2. Slowly add olive oil and continue to blend until desired consistency.
    3. Serve with cut-up vegetables, crackers, or chips of your choice.
    4. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 253Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 90mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 6gSugar: 6gProtein: 6g

nutritional value may vary. This is based on recipe makes 4 cups, one serving as 1/4 cup.

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One Comment

  1. Thank you so much for showing us many more ways to enjoy sweet potatoes.
    I was already running out of ideas.

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