This may sound like an odd combination but, as I’ve confessed before, I do like to add a little something to regular hummus to spice things up a bit, be that some sweet chilli sauce, roasted red peppers or peanut butter (a Nigella concoction).
Sweet potatoes can do no wrong in my eyes and go with pretty much everything, while the ginger, coconut and honey add a hint of sweetness that I find pretty moreish.
Serve with the usual suspects; chopped peppers, cucumber, toasted pitta bread and oat cakes.
If you are vegan you can leave out the honey or replace it with date syrup, agave or coconut sugar.
Sweet potato, ginger and coconut hummus
Makes one large bowl as part for a mezze
500g sweet potato, peeled and chopped into cubes
1 can of chickpeas
Juice of one small lemon
2 tbsp. tahini
5 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil + more to serve
2 tbsp. coconut yoghurt or coconut cream
1 tsp. honey (see above for vegan option)
2 tsp. sea salt
Cracked black pepper
½ tsp. ground ginger
Chopped parsley to serve
Pre-heat the oven to 180oC fan oven.
Peel and chop the sweet potato into cubes, drizzle with olive oil and roast for 30-35 minutes until soft. Leave to cool completely.
In a high-speed blender, blend the chickpeas, lemon, tahini, olive oil, coconut and honey. Add a splash of water if it looks too thick.
Add the sweet potato and blend again.
Add the salt, pepper and ginger. Blend and then taste the mixture and add more seasoning or ginger if you think it needs it.
Spoon the hummus into a serving bowl or plate and use the back of a spoon to create a little pool to drizzle some more olive oil into (as seen in my photos) and scatter over some chopped parsley before serving.
Serve with fresh crudités and toasted pitta. Also nice with chicken.