Just the other day I got myself a bag full of purple sweet potatoes for 20 baht from a local market. I had no idea what I was going to do with them but they looked perfect so I just couldn't resist.
Suddenly while doing something mindlessly I just thought, what if I turn them into a savory spread? A hummus-like spread.
And that was it. My decision was made.
Although I'm a big fan of hummus, sometimes I just can't be bothered to go buy chickpeas (they're not widely available in Thailand just yet). Once I decided I was going to go for this, I thought I would use only basic ingredients...just so I could make it right away and that if it turned out good, I would be able to make it again easily.
So I ended up using just purple sweet potatoes, milk, and garlic for the base and lime juice, salt, and pepper to season. Note that you can use any kind of milk that suits your diet. If you eat low-fat, go with a low-fat or skimmed milk. If you follow a plant-based or vegan diet, simply use a nut or rice milk. You can also adjust the amount to get your preferred consistency.
This spread takes very little time to make and you can make it in advance to save time in the morning if you want to have it on toast for breakfast. If you want to have it as hummus, prepare some carrot or bell pepper sticks to go with it and enjoy your refreshing healthy snack.
Easy Healthy Savory Purple Sweet Potato Spread/Hummus Recipe
- 220 grams purple sweet potatoes boiled
- 150 ml milk any kind
- 1 clove garlic peeled
- Lime juice to taste
- Salt to taste
- Ground pepper to taste
- Chia seeds
- Italian parsley
- In a blender, blend the cooked purple sweet potatoes, garlic and milk until smooth.
- Season with lime juice, salt and pepper to taste and mix well.
- Spread the mixture on toast. Sprinkle some chia seeds over and top with Italian parsley if using.
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