The Healthy Hack for Making Hummus Without Chickpeas

Miss Ada sweet potato hummus
Photo: Miss Ada

Hummus without chickpeas? It might sound blasphemous, but if you’re Paleo or have a sensitivity to legumes, your ears have probably perked up. Chef Tomer Blechman, owner of Miss Ada in Brooklyn, offers up a handy little hack, that tastes delicious: swapping chickpeas for sweet potatoes. “I love the consistency the sweet potatoes create,” Blechman says. “It makes the hummus less dense and more fluffy in texture.”

Plus, sweet potatoes add healthy, complex carbs, and a solid dose of fiber—key to lowering inflammation. Blechman likes how the sweetness plays off the spiciness of the paprika oil and Baharat spice mix. “The color is also very vibrant so it plates beautifully,” he notes (Read: it’s perfect for your next dinner party.) If you’re Paleo, simply skip the creme fraiche.

Scroll down for the easy recipe to make this delish app at home.

Miss Ada, 184 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11205, 917-909-1023,

Sweet Potato Hummus

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  • Prep Time
    20 minutes
  • Cook Time
    30 minutes
  • Servings



Recipe Notes

If you have some sweet potatoes left over, use them to make cinnamon sweet potato fries or sweet potato blondies.

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