sweet potato and tahini hummus

  • 400g sweet potato (kumara), peeled and grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ⅓ cup (80ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 400g can chickpeas (garbanzos), rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup (70g) tahini
  • ¼ cup (60ml) lemon juice
  • ¼ cup (60ml) water
  • sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika, plus extra to serve 
  • chilli flakes, to serve
  • micro (baby) lemon balm leaves, to serve
  1. Preheat oven to 240°C (475°F). Place the sweet potato, garlic, cumin and 1 tablespoon of the oil on a large oven tray and toss to combine.
  2. Cover with aluminium foil and cook for 10–15 minutes or until softened. Place the mixture in a food processor and add the chickpeas, tahini, 2 further tablespoons of the oil, lemon juice, water, salt and pepper and process until smooth.
  3. Place the remaining oil and paprika in a small bowl and mix to combine. Spoon the dip onto a serving plate. Top with chilli flakes, paprika oil, extra paprika and lemon balm to serve. Serves 6.
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