Try This— Sweet Potato Hummus

this sweet potato hummus recipe is the perfect Paleo addition to your summer menu!

Since Winter basically refused to end this year and all the farmers’ markets and farm shares are either opening late or decidedly scant because of it, I thought I’d try my hand at hacking my favorite summertime dip. Hummus is a staple in my house. We smear raw veggies with this creamy delicacy all summer long as a healthy snack and sometimes it even winds up replacing a meal all together because we just can’t stop eating it. This recipe comes from the appetizer menu of Miss Ada, a cute little Mediterranean restaurant on Dekalb Ave. a few blocks from where I went to High School (Brooklyn Technical High School). Chef Tomer Blechman brilliantly uses sweet potatoes as a base instead of chickpeas in this recipe, so it’s perfect for anyone on a Paleo diet, or anyone that wants to use their chickpeas for something more productive like these beauty recipes. Best part is that by using sweet potatoes, your adding a healthy dose of complex carbs and fiber, oh and it makes your finished hummus totally Instagrammable. Drop everything… You must try this!!!

Chef Tomer Blechman in the outdoor eating area of Miss Ada 184 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Sweet Potato Hummus


serves 6 people

  • 5 medium sweet potatoes
  • 5 garlic cloves,
  • 1 cup tahini
  • 1 cup smoked paprika
  • 1 cup + 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp creme fraiche
  • 1 red onion, small diced
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • Baharat spice mix (1 Tbsp each of cinnamon, cardamom, and English pepper)
  • 1 tsp Aleppo pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium pot, boil sweet potatoes until tender.
  • Allow to cool. Add to a food processor and blend with garlic and tahini until smooth.
  • Make the paprika oil: In a medium saucepan over low heat, simmer paprika and canola oil for five minutes. Allow to stand for 20 minutes; strain into a squeeze bottle.
  • In a small bowl, combine creme fraiche and onion. Set aside.
  • On a baking sheet, spread almonds in an even layer. Toss with remaining canola oil and baharat spice mix. Bake for five minutes.
  • Scoop sweet potato mixture onto a plate. Create a nest and place creme fraiche in the middle. Add the almonds, paprika oil, and Aleppo pepper. Garnish with thinly sliced onion and parsley sprigs.
  • Serve with pita or sliced vegetables.

Fixer Upper Friday—Brooklyn Heights Townhouse Asking $11M

Brooklyn Promenade

Brooklyn Promenade at Night

Literally just a few blocks from the Brooklyn Promenade (with that view!!!), a 4,400-square-foot, five-bedroom townhouse at 265 Hicks Street hit the market, asking $10.75 million. That asking price puts it among the ranks of the most expensive homes currently for sale in Brooklyn.

The five-story home was originally built in the 19th century, but recently underwent a top-to-bottom renovation and, per the brokerspeak, has been transformed into a “turnkey masterpiece.” (And yes, there’s an elevator connecting those floors.) There’s an abundance of outdoor space, including a back garden, a fifth-floor balcony (connected to a sun room, because of course), and a private roof deck.

The revamp gave the home a modern feel while retaining many of its original details, including the facade, a bay window on the parlor level, and a grand staircase with a lovely wood banister. Other features include a third-floor lounge (which could be used as a media room, probably); a huge master suite with office and “sitting room”; and a chef’s kitchen that comes with high-end appliances.

There’s also a whole other one-bedroom apartment on the garden level that could be rented out, or simply used as a guest suite.

Sigh. This place is worth every penny! See for yourself. I’m totally drooling over this. It’s been a dream of mine since I was a kid to live in that section of Brooklyn Heights! Check out the pics below!

Hicks Street Floorplan

Hicks Street

Hicks Street Entrance

Hicks Street Garden Entrance

Hicks Street Living Room

HIcks Street Kitchen and Living Room

Hicks Street Foyer

Hicks Street Lounge

Hicks Street Bedroom

Hicks Street Bathroom

Hicks Street Sun Room

Hicks Street Rooftop

Hicks Street Garden Level

Hicks Street Garden Level Kitchen

Hicks Street Garden

Hicks Street Garden Level and Balcony


Source: Brooklyn Heights Townhouse Asking $11M Is One Of the Borough’s Priciest Listings – Curbed NY