October 11, 2018

Sweet Potato Hummus

Sweet Potato Hummus mixes sweet and savory to create a smooth and satisfying snack. With only 6 ingredients, this oil-free hummus is a go-to fall recipe.

Sweet Potato Hummus

How often do you eat hummus? It's a pretty satisfying and healthy snack -- perfect for snacking with vegetables. I love hummus BUT most hummus you find at the store is filled with unhealthy ingredients and oils. Yikes!

I don't know about you, but I don't want to eat all those preservatives that they stick in those things. And oils -- have you read about what oils do to your body? They basically constrict your arteries. Read more here.

Good news, though, my Sweet Potato Hummus recipe doesn't have any added preservatives OR oil. And with only 6 healthy ingredients you'll be nourishing your body when you make this hummus, not harming it.

Well I've told you what's NOT in my Sweet Potato Hummus, what exactly is IN Sweet Potato Hummus??

A happy, healthy, 6 ingredients.

Sweet Potato Hummus


Sweet Potato (baked)

If you couldn't tell by the name, this hummus contains sweet potato! Sweet potatoes are a nutritious vegetable (yes, vegetable) filled with Vitamin A and plenty of fiber!

Plus, the sweet potato gives this hummus a beautiful orange color. So fall :)


The key ingredient in hummus is garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas)! Chickpeas have good-for-you plant-protein and pack even more fiber into this hummus.


You might not have heard the name aquafaba, but you definitely know what it is. Aquafaba is the liquid that you find in a can of chickpeas. Many recipes ask you to drain this liquid, but aquafaba is soo versatile -- it's definitely worth it to keep around. Aquafaba also adds some extra chickpea flavor to the hummus. It's a win-win.

Sunflower Seed Butter

Many hummus recipes call for Tahini, which is made from sesame seeds, but I love the flavor that sunflower seeds give in this recipe. The nuttiness adds a special kick while complementing the sweetness of the sweet potato.

Always choose a brand without added sugars or oils. This is what I used.


For flavor and about 8 billion health benefits!

Lemon Juice

A couple teaspoons adds that extra something -- a classic hummus ingredient!

Sweet Potato Hummus Ingredients

How to make Sweet Potato Hummus

To make the hummus, simply combine all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until completely smooth. It only takes a couple minutes! Enjoy some delicious plant food!

For this recipe you may need:

Recipe Prayer

Thank you, God, for this Sweet Potato Hummus. Let us be reminded of the way you want us to feed our bodies with your creation. Amen.

Sweet Potato Hummus

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Sweet Potato Hummus

Sweet Potato Hummus mixes sweet and savory to create a smooth and satisfying snack. With only 6 ingredients, this oil-free hummus is a go-to fall recipe.















  • 1 Medium Sweet Potato, baked
  • 1 15 oz Can Chickpeas
  • 1/4 Cup Aquafaba (chickpea liquid)
  • 1/4 Cup Sunflower Seed Butter
  • 4 Cloves Garlic
  • 4 Teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • Salt, to taste (optional)


  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender. Process until smooth. Enjoy!
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January 16, 2022
Tracy Henry
Made this tonight. Absolutely delicious Elizabeth. You got this one just right!
Oh yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)
January 16, 2022
L Collins
Hi Could you please confirm two things:1. The amount of salt. Seems like too much. 2. The directions say there is lemon juice in the dressing but it’s not listed under ingredients. ThanksL.
Hi there! Confirming that the two teaspoons of salt in the dressing is correct. I didn't salt the cauliflower when roasting it or the salad after it was done, so this amount of salt was perfect. If you're concerned about it you can decrease the amount of salt in the dressing and then add more at the end if you need it. As for the lemon juice, SO sorry about that! It was a typo in my directions and I've removed it now. Hope this helps :)
December 20, 2021
This looks lovely! Do you have a recipe for the red pepper hummus also? Thank you!
Hi Martha! I don't have a recipe for red pepper hummus on my site. I suggest taking a traditional hummus recipe and blending in roasted red pepper.
November 22, 2021
Amanda J Lehmann
I tried these and they were delicious! A bit dense but flavorful and the "buckeye" blend of peanut and chocolate was on point! Recommend!
Yay! I'm so glad you liked them! -- Elizabeth
December 6, 2021
Hi, these look amazing. I was wondering, could I used powdered peanut butter in place of creamy for the recipe? thanks
Hi Grace! There is already some powdered peanut butter in this recipe, so adding more might make the texture more gluey. Also, the real peanut butter adds some fat, which helps create flavor. That said, if you want to use powdered peanut butter, I would suggest mixing it with a high-fat liquid like coconut cream and then measuring out 2/3 cup. Hope this helps! Let me know how it goes :) -- Elizabeth
November 15, 2021
You mention using vegetable broth in your introduction but it isn’t included in the recipe
Hi Becky - thanks for pointing this out. I have removed mention of vegetable broth from this post. You do not need any vegetable broth. The mushrooms will release natural liquid which will prevent any sticking. -- Elizabeth
September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography