Paleo Sweet Potato Hummus (chickpea-free)

Mar 30, 2020 | Snacks

This creamy sweet potato hummus is made with cauliflower instead of chickpeas making it the perfect paleo Mediterranean appetizer.
 
This creamy sweet potato hummus is made with cauliflower instead of chickpeas making it the perfect paleo Mediterranean appetizer.
Ok first off, I’m pretty sure tahini is the greatest substance on earth. Maybe even better than avocado because it doesn’t go bad and get so finicky with you. It’s the true liquid sunshine.
I’m finally eating tahini again after 7 months sesame-free so obvs I’m diving right into the hummus world, which is the most wonderful utility for tahini.

 

This creamy sweet potato hummus is made with cauliflower instead of chickpeas making it the perfect paleo Mediterranean appetizer.

 

Back in college, I would get hummus from Pita Jungle on the regular—it was my reward for dealing with roommates and a crummy job. Since I’ve stopped eating chickpeas I’ve grown even more thankful for cauliflower, which is a very impressive chickpea replacement when making Paleo hummus. It truly is a miracle food.

 

With all going on in the world with Coronavirus I’ve been struggling to find cauliflower in stores and it’s been a true sadness. I’ve been rationing what I have and saving the bulk of it for my cauliflower hummus bc hummus is how I’m going to survive the quarantine. Trust me—once you make this you won’t hate your house as much.

 

This creamy sweet potato hummus is made with cauliflower instead of chickpeas making it the perfect paleo Mediterranean appetizer.

 

Tips for making Paleo Sweet Potato Hummus:

  •  Don’t skimp on the tahini! It’s the best part and helps make this truly taste like hummus
  • Use frozen cauliflower—it’s way easier to pop a steamer bag of frozen cauliflower in the microwave than to deal with a whole head.
This creamy sweet potato hummus is made with cauliflower instead of chickpeas making it the perfect paleo Mediterranean appetizer.

Paleo Sweet Potato Hummus

COURSE Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword hummus, sweet potato
PREP TIME 10 minutes
COOK TIME 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME 20 minutes
SERVINGS 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1 large cooked sweet potato
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Steam or cook the cauliflower florets until softened -- I steam mine for about 10 minutes.
  2. Add cauliflower, sweet potato, garlic, tahini, and olive oil into a food processor or high speed blender and blend until smooth. Add salt to taste and enjoy!

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4 Comments

  1. Nishi

    What could you substitute the cauliflower with?

    Reply
    • Moriah

      Hi! You can just use chickpeas–the goal of the cauliflower is to make a legume-free hummus, but you don’t have to use it if you don’t want to 🙂

      Reply
      • Nishi B

        Would 1 can of chick peas suffice for this recipe? Thanks.

        Reply
        • Moriah

          I would start with one can and then adjust if needed 🙂

          Reply

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