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Sweet Potato Hummus | Eat Well with Festival FoodsSweet, smoky, fresh and tangy, our Sweet Potato Hummus with Cilantro-Cashew Pesto is pure perfection! Serve this nutrition and flavor-packed dip with fresh veggies or toasted pita bread the next time you’re entertaining or simply enjoy as a delicious afternoon snack. Sweet Potato Hummus | Eat Well with Festival Foods

Sweet Potato Hummus with Cilantro-Cashew Pesto


Sweet Potato Hummus:

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, cooked, cooled and peeled
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 3 Tbsp. tahini
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ¼ tsp. cumin
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper, to taste  

Cilantro-Cashew Pesto:

  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • ¼ cup raw unsalted cashews
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste  



  1. To make hummus: add cooked potatoes, olive oil, chickpeas, tahini, garlic and lemon juice to a food processor and blend until smooth. Blend in cumin, cayenne, salt and pepper; adjusting to taste. Set aside.
  2. To make pesto: add cilantro, cashews, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice to a food processor and blend until smooth. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Spoon sweet potato hummus into a serving bowl. Swirl in pesto and serve.

  Serving recommendations: fresh cut veggies, whole grain pita bread or crackers  

Yield: 12 servings

*Per Serving:  Calories 180, Total Fat 10g (Saturated 1.5g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 35mg, Total Carbohydrate 19g (Dietary Fiber 4g, Sugars 4g), Protein 5g, Vitamin A 120%, Vitamin C 15%, Calcium 4%, Iron 10%   *Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding. FVMM Tip | Eat Well with Festival Foods

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  Disclaimer: The information provided here is intended for general information only. It is not intended as medical advice. Health information changes frequently as research constantly evolves. You should not rely on any information gathered here as a substitute for consultation with medical professionals. Information may not be reproduced without permission from Festival Foods. We strongly encourage guests to review the ingredient lists of suggested products before purchasing to ensure they meet individual dietary needs. All products not available at all Festival locations.

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