Traditional Chinese Medicine Properties: Cooling, strengthens spleen and stomach function, tonifies chi, clears heat, detoxifying. My favorite way to make this recipe is to roast twice (or even 4 times) the amount of sweet potatoes the night before and have them for dinner. Then, the next day, I take the left-over sweet potatoes, make the hummus, and the whole process only takes about ten minutes! Ingredients:
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cubed into 1/2 inch pieces (about 2 cups)
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
salt and pepper, to taste
1 can organic chickpeas (about 2 cups), drained and liquid reserved
3 cloves garlic, smashed
1 lemon, juice and zest
2 tablespoons tahini
1 tablespoon Fertile Ground spice blend
extra olive oil, smoked paprika, crushed red pepper, and/or minced fresh parsley for garnish (optional)
Preheat oven to 425.
Toss the sweet potatoes with 1 tablespoon olive oil, Fertile Ground, and salt/pepper to taste.
Roast on a rimmed baking sheet at 425 degrees for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender and beginning to brown.