Well, no, that can’t be quite right. How on earth could a lowly little bean puree be macho? Why, when it’s made into Sweet Potato Hummus by Macheesmo, of course!
I had come across his post a couple of days ago, and because my turn for the August cohousing meal had arrived and I had planned to do a vaguely middle Eastern menu, I had to fit it in.
Then, as usual, I left my laptop at home when I went up to our common house to cook, so I was left to wing it. I remembered it had tahini in it, I remembered it was spiced, and off we went.
Now that I see Macheesmo’s, I see that I went pretty far afield. But it was awfully good, and you can now feel free to make one version or the other.
- 1 lb. dried chick peas, cooked and cooled (or 4 cans chick peas, drained and rinsed. How do I know this is the equivalent? Here’s how I know this is the equivalent.)
- 1 lb. tahini
- 2 sweet potatoes, baked at 400 for 1 hour, then cooled
- ~1/3 c. olive oil
- juice of 2 limes
- 1 T. smoked paprika
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
- 1/2 t. ground coriander seed
- salt to taste
Put it all in a food processor and blend until very smooth. You can even get your little one to join in the fun of scooping the beans in. Not that he’ll try the finished product, no matter that he helped make it and adores hummus and loves sweet potatoes. No, no, he’ll not eat the result because IT’S NOT WHITE!