Sunday, November 13, 2011

Orange You a Fan of Hummus?

If you think your run-of-the mill hummus is looking and tasting a little ordinary, try this fashionable update - orange is the new black. This recipe from Whole Living and the new book "Power Foods" adds two pureed cooked sweet potatoes to hummus. The result is a dip with a fetching bright orange palette that jump-starts the attitude and fuels you with healthy fiber and beta carotene.

I was somewhat amazed at how one simple addition can revitalize an old standard. I served this sweet potato hummus sprinkled with smoked paprika and with pita chips on the side. The dip was thick, creamy and addictive. And I nearly finished the leftovers for breakfast the next morning.

I'm sure you won't be disappointed if you try it. What simple additions do you make to update old standards?

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16 comments:

Kalyn said...

That sounds like a great breakfast to me!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Love the idea of the smoked paprika in this, but I'm a big fan of smoked paprika. I don't serve hummus often because my husband's family doesn't care for it, but thankfully I have a few friends that do. Keep shaking up old standards T.W., that what fun about cooking.
Sam

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

I've been making a sweet potato dip for years that looks exactly like Cheese Whiz -- but it's just whipped cooked sweet potato, garlic, and a bit of olive oil. And some heat, of course. Crossing it with some chickpeas and tahini would be a great variation. I like roasted red peppers in my hummus, and extra garlic.

Barbara said...

Now that's something I would never have thought of. Sweet potatoes in hummus. What a super idea. The color alone is tempting. Unfortunately, I don't make hummus often because one of my sons is allergic to it...but I'm saving this recipe for company, T. W.

~~louise~~ said...

Happy Sunday, T.W!

I must admit, I'm a bit skeptical about this combination. Does it even make it hummus anymore I wonder? I may just give it a try to find out! It sure is a "purty" festive color:)

Thanks for sharing...

Kat said...

I recently discovered hummus (I know I am slow and sheltered.) I also have a large box of fresh picked sweet potatoes (I live in the #1 sweet potato growing county in our state.) Sounds good to me. Thanks.

Tracy Wood said...

I never thought to add sweet potatoes to hummus, but it looks beautiful and sounds delicious. We love, love, love hummus in all its forms around here. I could easily eat hummus for breakfast any day of the week! Will try this for sure!

tasteofbeirut said...

Sweet potatoes and tahini or tarator sauce make a great hummus indeed.

Ford M said...

i've been endeavoring to wear increasingly slimmer cut clothes

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Ford - you're lucky you can carry it off. Of course, sitting down is often an issue ...

Ford M said...

i am not sure i have any standards, but i am certainly old--so i am doing what i can to mix it up

lostpastremembered said...

When I saw the orange I was thinking the fruit not the color... great idea to add the sweet potatoes and talk about nutritious! Is it legal to have a dip be good for you???

Gloria said...

Thomas I love hummus and these sound and look delicious!!gloria


Thanks by your nice comment!

Mary said...

The color is outstanding and the dip sounds delicious. It will be perfect for Thanksgiving weekend. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

sophiesfoodiefiles said...

MMMMM,..;I laughed when I read your title! :)

I love this tasty recipe a lot & I love that you added the smoked paprika on top! Did you add the picanté version of the dulce, normal version?

Lovely presentation too, my friend!

Velva said...

Okay, from now on, its sweet potatoes and smoked paprika in my hummus.

Hummus is already a pretty healthy food with the addition of sweet potatoes, it brings it to a new level.

Always,
velva