This Sweet Potato Hummus with Roasted Chickpeas is just as good as it sounds—a spicy, flavor-packed snack that’s healthy and vegan, too! Made from sweet potatoes and chickpeas, you won’t feel guilty indulging in this good-for-you snack.
Guys, I have a serious question…
Is there anything better than hummus? Answer: yes, but the only thing better than hummus is roasted chickpeas. Combine the two and BOOM, you’re in foodie heaven.
Confession: I ate the hummus for dinner one night alongside a bag of pita chips. I am not proud, but it’s the truth. It was one of those situations where, as I was eating it, I kept telling myself ‘just one more bite’ buuuuuuuut… clearly I couldn’t stop.
I probs don’t need to talk about my obsession with this recipe—if I wasn’t obsessed, I wouldn’t be sharing it! I want to talk about what little miss Lay Lay did the other night.
I suppose I never really mentioned it, but Layla turned 1 at the beginning of September. It was around that time that Miguel and I started allowing her to be out of her crate when she was home alone. We didn’t do it sooner, not because we were afraid she’d chew on all of our stuff, but because we were afraid she’d accidentally pee in the apartment. And, so far so good—our little angel was being a little angel all by herself. That is, until this past Saturday.
Saturday evening I went over to my mom’s for dinner and left Layla alone for approximately 3 hours (side note: my mom and stepdad are currently renting and the complex doesn’t allow pets or else I would have brought her). When I returned home, we greeted each other respectively, aka we hugged and kissed (judge away…) and then I sat on the couch and turned on the TV. Five minutes later I made my way into the bedroom only to find my fitted mattress sheet and foam mattress topper torn into a hundred tiny pieces. Just completely shredded. A giant hole in my sheet and the foam topper all over my bed and floor. I just stood there with my mouth hung open. How could she?!!! She’s supposed to be perfect!!! Ladies and gentlemen, she is not perfect. I KNOW, I was in utter disbelief as well.
Needless to say, I yelled at her and tried to use body language to let her know I was pissed. And by that I mean I ignored her for 20 minutes, which is a pretty long time in Erin-Layla world. Still, she’s banned from the bedroom when Miguel and I aren’t home for the next couple weeks. Psh… dogs. Can’t live with them, but somehow can’t live without them either.
Want to hear a leeeeeeettle more about this hummus?
It’s made from sweet potatoes, is a little spicy, it’s gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and packed with flavor. Top with my favorite crunchy roasted chickpeas for an added kick and you’ve got yourself an awesome snack. Or, if you’re me, dinner.
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- 1 sweet potato
- 1 can chickpeas
- 2 garlic cloves
- 3 tbsp olive oil*
- 1/2 tsp cajun seasoning
- 1/4 tsp cayenne
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp tahini
- Juice from 1/2 lemon
- 1 cup kale stems removed
- Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas
- Remove skin from sweet potato and then chop into bite size pieces; place into pot of water and bring to a boil. Boil until potatoes become soft.
- While potatoes are cooking, heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a skillet over stovetop and cook kale; once cooked, remove from stove and set aside.
- Once potatoes are cooked, place in a food processor and pulse; add chickpeas, garlic, olive oil, cajun, cayenne, garlic powder and pulse until combined.
- Last, add tahini and lemon juice and pulse.
- Remove from food processor and stir in kale.
- Top with crunchy roasted chickpeas and drizzle with extra olive oil.
- Serve with your favorite pita chips or bread and enjoy!
Q: Tell me about a time when your pet chewed on something/made you mad.