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Yam & Cumin Dip

Photo: Travis Rathbone
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 1 hr
Yield Makes: 2 cups (serving size: 2 tbsp)
Serve with: Toasted pita bread

Ingredients

  • 2 garnet yams (about 8 oz each)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, plus more for garnish, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 41
  • fat 2.7 g
  • satfat 0.4 g
  • monofat 1.9 g
  • polyfat 0.3 g
  • protein 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 4 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 47 mg
  • calcium 10 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 400° F. Roast yams until soft (1 hour, or microwave until soft, 10 minutes).

  2. Scrape out flesh; discard the skin. Purée flesh in a food processor with 2 1/2 TBSP olive oil, warm water, grated cheese, ginger, cumin, salt, and pepper.

  3. To serve: Drizzle with remaining olive oil and garnish with sea salt.