Sweet Potato Hummus
Sweet Potato Hummus. Courtesy of The Nosher via myjewishlearning.com
(The Nosher via JTA) — If you are looking for a light, healthy appetizer to brighten your table, this sweet potato hummus is bursting with flavor. Because of its high protein and fiber content, it will help control your appetite and mood. My 450-pound ad man dad named it the caviar of hummus — exclaiming that it was almost illegal for something so nutritious to be this delicious.
“All the gusto without all the Jewish guilt,” my dad complimented, paraphrasing his award-winning slogan for Schlitz beer and my culinary skills when I was 11.
While my dad spent his days cooking up great marketing campaigns, I spent my time after school reading recipes and exploring the many ethnic food markets in Manhattan — finding tasty ways to please my dad’s palate while helping him conquer his struggle with obesity.
This easy-to-prepare delicacy has survived my dad’s many fad diets — Atkins, Weight Watchers, I Prayed Myself Slim — and was a staple in his 200-pound weight loss.