Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sweet Potato Dip

With Memorial Day weekend coming up you may be having friends and family over. This is a nice appetizer to serve that I had never heard of before.

The dip is sort of like hummus but with a sweet twist. I can't say enough how much I love sweet and savory food, so I was excited about this.

You need some tahini, sweet potatoes, onion, carrot, water, cumin and curry.

I made the sweet potatoes in my Ziploc steam bag, I totally love these things. Steam them, give them a quick peel and chop, and they are ready to go.

If you are not using the steam bag, get your sweet potatoes in some water and chop up the onion and carrot.

Get the onions and carrots in a pan with 1/2 a cup of water. Cook until softened, about 8 minutes.

While those cook measure out your cumin and curry.

When the onions and carrots were almost done, I steamed up my sweet potatoes and cubed them up.

When your veggies are nearly cooked get the potatoes, cumin, curry, some salt and the tahini in a food processor.

Give those a whirl until they are combined.

After those are mixed, add in the onions and carrot and give that a whirl. Toast up some pitas and you are ready to serve.

I garnished with some cinnamon and served it warm. It was a tasty appetizer and something a little different and colorful to put out for your friends and family.


  1. how interesting... I love sweet and salty too... I will give this a try for the next office muchies day...

  2. Wow, that looks really good!
    Even though I don't comment much, I check your blog often. Your delicious looking pictures inspired me to start posting some of mine again.

  3. Nice. It's great to have a healthy dip. I make a spicy pea dip which is healthy and yummy.

    D x

  4. OMG, thank you for posting this! The lovely sweet potato is something I can eat, and this sounds yuuuuummy! I'll probably crisp up some low-carb tortillas to have with it.

    One question: if I can't find tahini, what can I use as a substitute?