This Cannellini Bean Yam Hummus is one of my favorite recipes from Vive le Vegan!
It's been a while since I've made this dip, and also a while since I've done a cooking segment for Erik's Diner. Here, we have both!
On Erik Marcus's podcast today, I have a short piece (~5 mins) on making this hummus. I briefly explain the ingredients, give a few tips, and describe how to make this easy, tasty dip.
I would actually rename this recipe if I could, because the name doesn't accurately describe what this dip is. It's not really a hummus. It's more of a smoky-sweet bean dip that combines cannellini beans with baked yam (orange sweet potato for some of you), Tabasco chipotle hot sauce, toasted pine nuts, fresh lime or lemon juice, and a few other seasonings.
I use a small amount of the chipotle hot sauce which gives this dip a smoky flavor, rather than a spicy 'heat'. This combines very well with the sweetness of the yam, the creaminess of the cannellini beans, and the earthy tone of the toasted pine nuts.
Try this recipe for your next party or picnic, serving it with pita breads, tortilla chips, or a sliced baguette. It's proven to be a hit at parties when I make it, and it's very different from other hummus and bean dips you have tried!
p.s. After publishing this post, Vicki commented that she also made this hummus! Funny, and once again... I like her picture better than mine!