My baby brother, Chris graduated from high school over the weekend! Graduation was Saturday night and we threw him a party on Sunday. He has decided to enroll in the military post grad and I am very proud of him. For his party I decided to make a variation of hummus and served it with pita chips.... it was a hit. My other brother, Dan made some awesome guacamole. Check out the vegan friendly graduation food!
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
3 tbs tahini
2 tbs lemon juice
2 cloves garlic
3 tbs olive oil
2 sweet potatoes
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 cup warm water *
1. Leaving the skin on, slice sweet potatoes about 1/2 inch thick. Steam potatoes or cook in a pressure cooker until soft. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
2. While the potatoes are cooking, combine the remaining ingredients, except the water, in a food processor. Blend until the mixture is smooth.
3. Once the potatoes are cooked and cooled, remove the skin and discard. Add the water and sweet potatoes to the hummus and blend until smooth.
*Add warm water 1 tbs at a time if the hummus is too thick.