The Meal: The Sociables is a big section of the menu at Main & Vine in Villanova, dishes designed to be shared, and the hummus is a popular item on the list. The chef, culinary director Karen Nicholas, mixes it up with different veggies. Here's her recipe for Sweet Potato Hummus with Harissa & Cherry Tomatoes
Sweet Potato Hummus
Makes: 4 cups
2 cups canned chickpeas
Chef Tip: homemade hummus using canned chickpeas is super quick & easy but you can also do this recipe using store-bought hummus
1 large sweet potato
tsp ground cumin
2 tbsp tahini paste
1 tbsp lemon juice
cup extra virgin olive oil
2 each small garlic cloves, slice thin
1 tsp salt
tsp ground black peppercorn
Chef Tip: You can do the same thing with roasted beets, broccoli. The options are endless.
Wrap the entire sweet potato in foil & bake at 350-degree oven until completely cooked through & soft
Chef Tip: You can bake the potato ahead of time or even use leftover baked sweet potatoes
Peel off the skin and measure out 1 cup of mashed sweet potato
Use a food processor or hand stick blender, combine the cooked 1 cup of sweet potato with the remaining ingredients
Puree until smooth
Chef Tip: If you want a really strong sweet potato flavor, add more sweet potatoes. If you want more of the chickpea flavor, pull back on the amount of sweet potato that you add.
cup sliced cherry tomatoes
cup canned chickpeas
2 tbsp minced parsley
2 tbsp harissa paste
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Combine all ingredients in a saute pan and heat up just to warm through
Spread hummus into bowl, creating a well in the middle for your heated toppers.
Spoon warm veggie garnish into center well and enjoy.
Chef Tip: At the restaurant, the hummus is served with a crispy, puffy fried dough. At home, you can use bread, pita, crackers, veggies, anything to scoop and dip.
The Deal: Enjoy the chef's Sweet potato hummus for $7 through Sunday, September 8, 2019. That's a $4 savings. Offer good with the purchase of a dinner entrée, if you tell your server you saw the segment on 6abc.
Main & Vine California Bistro
789 East Lancaster Ave
Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085
6 Minute Meal: Main & Vine's Sweet Potato Hummus