Sprouted Chickpeas and Sweet Potato Hummus in Instant Pot
This sprouted chickpea hummus is easy on digestion, protein packed and nutrient dense. The added sweet potato makes the hummus so delicious, and a great recipe for the picky eaters who should be eating more vegetables.
Rinse and then soak chickpeas in at least 2 cups of water for 12 hours. The chickpeas should be doubled in size at this point.
Rinse again and drain water. Let the chickpeas rest in a sprouting jar upside down at 45 degree angle. You can use a sprouting lid on your mason jar at home. I make my own sprouting lid. Keep the jar in a dark spot in the house. Rinse and drain the chickpeas every 8 to 12 hours.
As soon as you see sprouts start to come out, the chickpeas are ready. It will take roughly one and a half days not including the soaking time.
Cooking the Chickpeas and Sweet Potato in Instant Pot
Rinse the sprouted chickpeas and place them in the Instant Pot. Add a trivet, and then place sweet potatoes on the trivet. I cook more sweet potatoes then called for in this recipe, to have extras as a side dish for the next meal.
Add 2 cups of water into the Instant Pot. Secure the lid and close the pressure valve. Set the Instant Pot to high pressure cooking for 15 minutes.
When cooking is done, turn off the Instant Pot. Release the pressure by opening the pressure valve. Open the lid of the Instant Pot.
Remove the sweet potatoes from the Instant pot, then the trivet, then the chickpeas. Separate the cooked chickpeas from the cooking liquid. Reserve the cooking liquid for now.
Making the Hummus
In a food processor (the one I use), combine cooked chickpeas, sweet potatoes with skin removed, garlic, tahini, salt, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and collagen peptide (use discount code "YANG10" for 10% off). Whiz until all blended. If too thick, add a couple spoons of the preserved chickpea cooking liquid, until desired consistency is reached.
Taste the hummus and add more salt if needed.
See this post for general directions of sprouting any legumes, grains and seeds, including a video on how to make your own sprouting jar.
This hummus recipe can be easily changed up, by incorporating different vegetables. Root vegetables such as beets, winter squashes are all great options to be cooked in the Instant Pot alongside the chickpeas.
Since we are turning on the Instant Pot, I recommend cooking a few more sweet potatoes than required in the same batch. It will get you a side dish of sweet potatoes for lunch or dinner while you make this hummus recipe.
Prep/cook time specified do not include sprouting time.
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