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Purple Sweet Potato Hummus & Seed Crackers

8 servings Prep time: 25 min Cook time: 3 to 3 1/2 hrs

This beautiful hummus has all the traditional ingredients you know and love,  such as chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, but adds one special additional ingredient—purple sweet potato. Serve it with these satisfying crunchy homemade seed crackers for a nourishing snack or appetizer everyone will love.

This recipe is loaded with omega-3 fats, fiber, and plant-based protein. Purple sweet potatoes are packed with antioxidants, fiber, vitamin c, and anthocyanins. If you’re not familiar with them, anthocyanins are the beneficial antioxidant compounds that create the impressive purple hue, as well as the blue-purple color in other foods like blueberries. They offer anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-aging, and even anti-cancer properties and are considered one of the longevity staples of the Okinawans in Japan.  

You can get creative with the seed crackers by substituting the spices and adding your own such as dried herbs, garlic powder, onion powder, chili flakes, etc… make them your own!

Wishing you health and happiness,
Mark Hyman, MD

Purple Sweet Potato Hummus & Seed Crackers Easy Healthy Recipe


Purple Hummus

  • 1 (1-pound) purple sweet potato, baked (about 1 ½ - 2 cups)
  • 3 large garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • 1 cup canned low-sodium organic chickpeas , plus ⅓ cup of the liquid
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

Seed Crackers

  • ½ cup raw sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • ½ cup whole flaxseed
  • ⅓ cup raw sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1 ½ teaspoons za’atar spice
  • ½ teaspoon whole cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon whole anise seeds
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 ¼ cups filtered water

Optional Toppings for Hummus

  • Micro cilantro
  • Radish
  • Za’atar
  • Olive oil
  • Chives


Step 1 Purple Sweet Potato Hummus & Seed Crackers Healthy Recipe

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375º F. Get two 11x16 baking sheets out and line one with parchment paper. Place sweet potato and unpeeled garlic cloves on the lined baking tray with an oven-proof bowl over them. Bake for 30 minutes or until both sweet potatoes and garlic are soft. Remove from the oven, place sweet potato and garlic on a plate to cool so you can use the tray again. Discard the parchment paper.

Step 2 Purple Sweet Potato Hummus & Seed Crackers Healthy Recipe

Step 2

Lower the oven heat to 200º F and start preparing the seed crackers. In a large bowl add all of the ingredients for the crackers and stir together for a minute, until the seeds start to stick together.

Step 3 Purple Sweet Potato Hummus & Seed Crackers Healthy Recipe

Step 3

Lay a large piece of parchment paper on the counter. Place half of the mixture on top of the parchment paper. Place another piece of paper on top and roll to your desired thickness (3-4 mm thick) using a dough roller, a glass, or you can press the mixture as evenly as possible using your hands. Repeat with the other half.

Step 4 Purple Sweet Potato Hummus & Seed Crackers Healthy Recipe

Step 4

Transfer the crackers and parchment onto the two baking sheets, leaving the top piece of parchment on, and cook for 2 ½ to 3 hours or until fully dehydrated. Remove the top layer of parchment 30 minutes before turning the oven off. Let cool completely before breaking into cracker pieces using your hands.

Step 5 Purple Sweet Potato Hummus & Seed Crackers Healthy Recipe

Step 5

While the crackers are baking, peel skin from the sweet potato and garlic and roughly chop the sweet potatoes. Transfer all of the hummus ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend until well combined. If needed, add 1 tablespoon at a time of water or liquid from the chickpeas while blending, to create a creamy consistency.

Step 6 Purple Sweet Potato Hummus & Seed Crackers Healthy Recipe

Step 6

Serve crackers alongside the hummus and any desired toppings such as olive oil, coarse sea salt, toasted sesame seeds, radish, micro cilantro, etc. Crackers can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. Hummus is best when fresh but can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutritional Information

Nutritional analysis per serving (Crackers and hummus combined): Calories: 335, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Fiber: 12g, Protein: 11g, Carbohydrates: 31g, Sodium: 220mg, Sugars: 4g, Net Carbs: 19g

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