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Traditional Hummus with Fresh Coriander & Purple Oven Baked Fries

If you read my BAKED PURPLE YAMS blog, you may know about my search for purple flesh yams. The variety of yams is quite wide, but most supermarkets have available only few. The most common are orange sweet potatoes, but also purple yams, that I thought were purple inside as well. Unfortunately, they were white, even though delicious and I was very happy with the results.

Nevertheless, I did not gave up searching for the purple yams with purple flesh and I finally find them. And what , better place to find them than Asian supermarket?! Honestly, I love shopping in those stores, because they have so many exotic fruits and veggies, spices, herbs and all sorts of products. I could go way over my budget if I don’t control myself, lol.

Anyway, I got my desired purple yams and I decided to make a oven baked fries for change. I also made green hummus, as you can see and what a heavenly combination that was! Delicious, healthy and easy is the key for this recipe, perfect for parties, lunch or snack. You can even take it to go. The Green Hummus goes well with tortilla chips or pita also. Oh and if you can’t find purple yams, regular sweet potatoes will do just fine too.

I hope you try this flavorful recipe and let me know what you think. I am also curious about your experience with yams and how many different types have you tried so far. I look forward to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to write!


Traditional Hummus with Fresh Coriander & Purple Oven Baked Fries
Prep Time15 mins
Active Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: dinner, lunch, Vegan
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Asian yams, Gluten Free, hummus, oven baked fries, purple yams, sweet potato fries, Vegan
Yield: 4
Author: Lena Novak – Lena’s Vegan Living


  • Food processor, brush, parchment paper


  • 500 ml canned chickpeas rinsed
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 cup fresh coriander thick stems trimmed and washed
  • ยฝ avocado
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Garlic powder to taste
  • Himalayan pink salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil or oil of your choice
  • ยผ cup water filtered
  • Blend all in a blender until smooth.
  • 2 medium size yams
  • Himalayan pink salt to taste
  • Garlic powder to taste
  • 1 tbsp grape seed oil (or oil of your choice)


  • Preheat the oven to 425F, 220Cยฐ
  • Wash and scrub the yams thoroughly and cut them into thin wedges.
  • Spread all evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Brush lightly with oil, add salt and garlic or seasoning of your choice.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, then reset the oven to broil and bake for 5 minutes


The hummus can be stored in a refrigerator up to 3 days, as long as it’s properly sealed in a container.ย 


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