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Smoky Sweet Potato Hummus {my go-to snack}

Hands down this Smoky Sweet Potato Hummus has become my go-to snack. It’s the right mix of savory-slightly sweet that when paired with crispy chips or veggie sticks I dare say is the perfect snack!

For fun I looked up the definition of “snack” online.

snack /snak/ noun
Not surprising:
1. a small amount of food eaten between meals.
“not many people make it through to the evening meal without a snack”

Unexpected and rather humorous:
2. a sexually attractive person.
“it’s clear from the pics that her new husband is a total snack”

Have I introduced my husband Nick? ;-)

Back to the Hummus :) Every time we bake sweet potatoes I throw a couple extra in the oven to have on hand when a hummus craving kicks in. Besides being my favorite healthy snack it makes a really nice “just because” gift for a friend.

The ingredients are pretty straight forward. Cooked sweet potato, tahini, lemon juice, fresh garlic, olive oil and a generous sprinkle of my new favorite seasoning Braai South African Spice Blend.

Smoked paprika, dried basil, dried minced garlic, and sea salt bring a warm deep flavor nicely balanced by the creamy sweet potato.

Have you tried these Sweet Potato Corn Chips?? They are a supreme sidekick for this hummus. Super crispy but in a light and airy sort of way. Simple Truth Organic is a Kroger Supermarket brand.

Whip up a batch of Smoky Sweet Potato Hummus and let me know what you think! Enjoy!!

Smoky Sweet Potato Hummus

Libby with Lemony Thyme
Smoky Sweet Potato Hummus is the right mix of savory-slightly sweet that when paired with crispy chips or veggie sticks I dare say it's the perfect snack!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Snack


  • 1 pound cooked sweet potato typically one large
  • 3 Tablespoons tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic rough chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Braai Seasoning or more to taste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or more for desired consistency


  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Puree, adding additional olive oil as needed to achieve desired consistency. Adjust seasoning to taste. Serve with favorite chips or veggie sticks.

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