Kale Hummus and Sweet Potato Chips Recipe

Kale Hummus and Sweet Potato Chips

Vibrant earthy raw kale in a creamy hummus dip that goes perfectly with baked sweet potato chips. This healthy dish is a complete meal that’s perfect to serve two as a main or four as a starter.

This recipe contains up to 3 portions of your 10 a day fruit and vegetables. Suitable for vegan, plant-based, gluten-free, cooked oil-free and general healthy whole food diets.

Healthy Kale Hummus and Sweet Potato Chips

Ground sesame seeds are used in this rather than tahini. This is because its cheaper and traditional tahini is roasted and I limit cooked fats for health reasons.

You can grind your sesame seeds in a small bullet type blender in a few seconds or use a coffee grinder.

Kale Hummus and Sweet Potato Chips Video

I always use unhulled sesame seeds – they are darker in colour and more nutritious. For a less earthy sesame taste then use the lighter hulled sesame seeds

Kale Hummus and Sweet Potato Chips Recipe

The chips are a little less cooked than I would have usually liked. As the sun was close to setting and I like to shoot under natural light I decided to take out of the oven once cooked even though they could do with a few golden spots. I leave the skins on as many of the nutrients are in or close to the skin.

Kale Hummus and Sweet Potato Chips Close Up

Baking gives the skins a soft texture compared to steaming that can give a fibrous tough skin. There is no oil added to the chips for health reasons. They still bake well but they taste best just out of the oven and still warm.

Kale Hummus and Sweet Potato Chips Plant-based

I’m, using cavolo nero AKA black kale in the video and photos for this recipe. It’s my favourite type of kale but you can use any that you like. Red Russian is a purple kale and gives a beautiful purple coloured dip. If you can use whole kale leaves still on the stems rather than the processed kale that has been chopped and put in a sealed bag as it is less nutritious.

Kale Hummus and Sweet Potato Chips Baked Oil free

I’m a huge fan of bitter lemon so often add a small amount of lemon zest into this recipe. A slight biggerness really helps to elevate the taste of this dish but as some people are put off by the idea I omitted it from the recipe.

Yield: 4 servings kale hummus

Kale Hummus with Sweet Potato Chips

Kale Hummus and Sweet Potato Chips Baked Oil free

Vibrant green kale hummus that is bursting with goodness and tastes amazing. Just a small amount of raw kale is used for this high protein hummus so you get a beautiful green colour and a mild hint of kale without it being overpowering.

The perfect dip for some oil free sweet potato chips. Or you could just eat the green hummus with a spoon. This kale hummus is made without tahini.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1 tin Chickpeas, 15oz / 400ml
  • 1 cup / 75g Kale, off stems
  • 2 large Sweet potatoes, 300g / 10oz
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 4 tbsp ground Sesame seeds
  • 2 Lemons, juiced
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil, optional
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne pepper
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • splash of Water, for blending


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 450F / 230C.
  2. Slice the sweet potato into bite-sized chips.
  3. Spread out on a non-stick sheet and bake until golden.
  4. Rip the kale off its stems.
  5. Place everything left apart from the water into a food processor.
  6. Blend for a few minutes until all combined and the hummus is a bright green colour.
  7. Enjoy kale hummus while the chips are still warm and any leftovers will last 3 days in the fridge.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 305Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 0mgSodium 111mgCarbohydrates 42gFiber 10gSugar 9gProtein 10g
Kale Hummus and Sweet Potato Chips Healthy Recipe

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