Summer Slimdown Recipes for Every Kind of Appetite

By Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD Wellness Manager, Lifestyle 180 Program, Cleveland Clinic

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Sweet Potato Hummus

Makes 4 servings (Serving size: 1/2 cup)


15 oz baked sweet potatoes, skin removed

1 (4-oz) jar roasted red peppers, drained, blackened skin removed

3 tbsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp fresh garlic, fine dice

1/2 tsp ground cumin

Pinch cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp salt

1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped


In a food processor, purée the sweet potato, roasted red peppers, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, cayenne, and salt. Process, until the mixture is fairly smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Sprinkle the hummus with chopped parsley before serving.

Nutritional Information per Serving

Calories: 130         

Sodium: 460 mg

Sugars: 5 g             

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Saturated Fat: 0 g     

Fiber: 3 g                    

Protein: 3 g                 

Carbohydrate: 28 g

Recipe courtesy of Chef Jim Perko for Cleveland Clinic

Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD

Article written by Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD
Kristin Kirkpatrick is the Manager of Wellness Nutrition Services at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, in Cleveland, Ohio.