Spicy sweet potato hummus

Summer times rhymes with pic-nic time!

This week-end I had my first pic-nic in the parc, gorging myself on cut fruit, bread and cheese.

I had it all ready to go when I remembered this nice  dip I had eaten in a pub on Portobello Road in London a month back.  It was my first sweet potato hummus and I tasted amazing. So I thought it was the right moment to add a bit of spice to this classic pic nic and I summoned up all my taste buds and their memories to try to recreate it.

On the picture here below is the dip I tasted a month ago at the Castle, in Notting Hill. (Yes, I take pictures of food when I eat out..doesn’t everyone?)

The Castle
225 Portobello Road London, Greater London W11 1LU
http://www.castleportobello.co.uk/

Inspired by this one, here is my personal attemps to sweet potato hummus..be careful with the spices, it was HOT!

Ingredients: 

– 1 sweet potato

– 2 tbsp olive oil

– 1 small can of chick peas

– 1 pressed clove of garlic

– 3 tsp lime juice

– 1 tsp Cayenne pepper

– a pinch of chili pepper (this is the hottie!)

 

Steps : 

 

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.

Wrap the sweet potato in aluminum foil.

Bake it for 50-60 mn until it is soft when you touch it.

 

2. Skin the sweet potato whil it is still hot.

Then cut it into big pieces.

3. Put all ingredients together in a mixing bowl.

Mix it all together until you obtain an homogeneous paste (though I don’t mind a few remaining chunks of sweet potato or pea).

4. And here is your sweet potato hummus! Have it with a salad on a toast as starter, or on tortilla/nachos for aperitif. It is delicious either way!

Running the risk of seeming pedantic, I like my version better because there were more sweet potatoes in it compared to the chick peas & olive oil, which made a bit lighter, but still very creamy. Anyways..the dip at Portobello was good enough to make me remember it for a month and want to try and make my own so…

 

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9 thoughts on “Spicy sweet potato hummus

  1. After having tried this delicious hummus with the present author of the blog, I HAD to make it again.
    But I got mistaken buying the sweet-potatoe: it exists actually 2 kinds of sweet-potatoes (orange and white) and I bought the less common white one… Nevermind: I try!
    And it still tastes great, a bit sweeter so don’t hesitate to add more salt and species. More over it has to cook longer.
    Warning: the garlic taste delicious but STRONG (my boyfriend didn’t want to kiss me for the whole evening! :s)

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