Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sweet Potato Hummus (Vegan, GF)

This isn't your ordinary sweet potato hummus, this one has a secret! Every sweet potato hummus recipe I looked up was very bland, pretty much hummus but with a sweet potato thrown in. I wanted to play up the sweet potato flavour because I love it so much, I added cinnamon, coriander, and cumin and here's the secret: coconut aminos. Coconut aminos is a substitute for Bragg's aminos or soy sauce. It has a nice fruity/smoky taste, hard to describe, but it goes very nicely with the sweet potato. If you don't have coconut aminos, substitute the olive oil for coconut oil and add only 1 tsp soy sauce (coconut aminos is less strong). You can buy it here, if you're interested in it, oh and it's raw so it can be substituted for Nama Shoyu, which I've considered buying but you have to buy that huge quantity of it, and I'm not exactly a soy sauce freak. Top with toasted almonds and cinnamon and you're in for tasty vegan treat!

Coconut Secret Coconut Aminos

1 medium sweet potato
1 cup chickpeas
2 tbsp tahini
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
2-3 tsp coconut aminos
1 small clove garlic
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp coriander
Pinch of sea salt
Black pepper, to taste
Toasted almonds, for topping

Combine all above ingredients into a food processor, process until smooth. Makes enough for 6 people.

If you don't have sweet potatoes, or chickpeas but still want to make hummus check out our recipe for Indian Lentil Pumpkin Seed Hummus.


  1. yeay! glad i'm not the only one who adds things to her hummus -- pumpkin is also great with hummus. i'm posting a photo soon of hummus i made w/ jacob's cattle beans -- it's pink! the lentil hummus looks delicious as well -- I've never made hummus w/ lentils before, but it sounds yummy.

  2. I've been wanting to try coconut aminos, so this may be the recipe to do it. ;) I love sweet potato in anything and enjoyed pumpkin hummus--I bet this will be a winner in my books. :)

  3. YUM! Thanks for sharing your secret, love the addition of coconut aminos. We have not tried it yet, but now I am intrigued.

  4. Wow, that looks amazing, thanks! I might even splurge on coconut aminos.

  5. Two of my favorite ingredients in one dip - I have to make this!

  6. i really like your blog, you post some seriously great looking food and recipes :)

  7. I've never heard of sweet potato hummus, but what a great idea!
    I like your blog a lot, we seem to have very similar taste in foods (unprocessed, emphasis on raw, sugar cravings, and all).
    I've been eyeing those coconut aminos every time I walk past them in Whole Foods. I love their coconut nectar and I love Braggs aminos, so I think it may be time I finally buy some of this stuff.

  8. I love sweet potatoes and hummus so this is perfect for me!

  9. Just found this recipe at
    I have a question: are the sweet potato & chickpeas cooked?
    Otherwise this looks yummy.
    Thanks, Harold