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Potato Hummus

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Potato Type: Yellow
Cuisine: American
Prep Method: Boiled


AppetizerSide DishSnack

Prep Time

15 Mins

Cook Time

15 Mins


Serves 6 as an appetizer (yields 1 1/2 cups hummus)




  • 1 lb. Yellow potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Sea salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon bittersweet smoked paprika, plus more for serving
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for serving

For Serving

  • 6-8 small carrots, cut into sticks
  • 1 bunch radishes, trimmed halved or quartered if large
  • 6-8 baby bell peppers, halved or quartered if large, seeds removed
  • 1/2 bunch skinny asparagus, ends trimmed


  1. Pour water into a saucepan to a depth of about 2 inches, add a few pinches of salt, and set over medium-high heat.
  2. Meanwhile, peel the potatoes and chop them into one-inch chunks.
  3. Once the water is boiling, cook potatoes for 6-7 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a fork. Drain the potatoes, rinse them with cold water, and put them in the bowl of a food processor.
  4. Add sea salt (start with about a teaspoon) and the garlic and pulse a few times. Add the tahini, lemon juice, and paprika, and process until very smooth. With the processor running, add the olive oil in a steady stream and continue to blend until well combined. Taste and add additional salt if desired.
  5. Transfer the hummus to a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with paprika. Serve at room temperature with fresh vegetables.


  • Instead of fresh vegetables, this dip is also delicious with pita chips or crackers.


How to make this recipe with dehydrated potatoes: Substitute 2 cups of prepared mashed potatoes from dehydrated potatoes for the fresh potatoes in this recipe.  To make 2 cups of prepared mashed potatoes from dehydrated potatoes you will need the following; 1-1/3 cup hot water, ½ teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2/3 cup cold water, 1-1/3 cup potato flakes.  Combine the hot water, salt, olive oil, and cold water together then gently stir in the potatoes. Allow the potatoes to stand for a few moments before fluffing with a fork.  Proceed with the recipe as follows.

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Recipe By: Becky Winkler

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