Sweet Potato Hummus

I don’t know about you, but even though there are tried and true foods that I love to make and eat during this time of year (sausage stuffing, anyone) – I always like to expand my repertoire with a new recipe or two.

And with so many yummy calorie laden dishes on the table as it is, I always try to include a dish that packs a lot of flavor without being calorie budget buster.

That’s why I was so happy when I received a recipe for Sweet Potato Hummus from Chef Anthony Stewart of the Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa.

I know that this easy and delicious recipe (Yes – I made it over the weekend) will be a great addition some of the upcoming gatherings and parties I will be attending.  And what’s even better is that this recipe requires minimal ingredients and won’t break your calorie budget bank

Served with some sliced vegetables and you have a new and healthy appetizer for this holiday season or any time of the year.

Enjoy!


Sweet Potato Hummus

 1 15 Ounces Can of Garbanzo Beans
¼ Cup Lemon, Juiced
1 Tablespoon Garlic, (Fresh) Minced
1/8 Cup Parsley, (Fresh) Chopped
¼ Bunch Dill, (Fresh) Chopped
1 Cup Sweet Potato, Roasted and Peeled
1 Dash Tabasco (Optional)
1/8 Teaspoon Pepper
½ Cup Celery, Chopped
Kosher Salt To Taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wrap a scrubbed, rinsed and sliced sweet potato in aluminum foil and bake for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until soft.
  3. Allow potato to cool.
  4. Puree all ingredients together in a food processor or Vitamix.
  5. Add water if hummus is too thick.
  6. Serve with sliced vegetables.Bowl of vegetarian spread or dip

About Chef Anthony Stewart, Executive Chef, Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa

Pritikin Staff Headshots.

Educated at Cornell University and at the University of West Indies, Chef Anthony for years owned and operated three thriving restaurants in the Caribbean and now brings his brilliance, as well as his infectious love of cooking, to the Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa.

When not in the kitchen, Anthony is in the classroom, and has inspired thousands of Pritikin guests “to have some fun!”  Explains Chef Anthony, “For most people, cooking is a burdensome affair. Not so, I say! Our Pritikin guests leave our cooking classes amazed at how simple and delicious healthy cooking can be. Our classes are designed to make life easier, and to bring out the creative side in everyone.

 

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