Spicy Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Dip

5 from 2 votes

A quick and easy paleo friendly dip which requires no food processor! A combination of spices and mix of sweet potato and pumpkin for a delicious sweet, salty and spicy combination. 

Spicy Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Dip- A quick and easy paleo friendly dip which requires no food processor! A combination of spices and mix of sweet potato and pumpkin for a delicious sweet, salty and spicy combination @thebigmansworld - thebigmansworld.com


Kids these days.

Okay, that sounds so stupid coming out of my mouth when many would still consider me possessing child like qualities. I’m comparing my younger self to those in the 5 to 7 age bracket. 

The weekend I was tidying up my shoebox apartment in Sydney preparing to move it back down to Melbourne, there were some neighbourhood kids playing within the block. Being the start of Summer before the ridiculous heat wave hits us, parents seem to be encouraging outdoor activities and the kids are lapping it up. 

These young’ns were running amuck pounding a basketball and singing rhymes. I wasn’t paying much attention but then their changing got more repetitive and the same lines were being sung over and over again. 

“April showers bring May flowers”

“April showers bring May flowers”

“April showers bring May flowers”

You guys, I was going to seriously throw flour over them (I was moving my kitchen stuff into my car).

Spicy Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Dip which is #paleo #glutenfree #vegan and super simple to whip up! -thebigmansworld.com

Why were they singing songs about April and May when it was December? Didn’t their teachers or music class teach songs which were more seasonally appropriate or relevant? I guess we could be thankful they weren’t singing Anaconda by Nicki Minaj but still. At least sing about the months we are in!

“November pain brings December gains?” (Okay, no. That is what I sing myself during my peak weight lifting times. December being my de-load)

“November for more runs, December for eating fun” (Okay, no. That is how I approach the festive season so scrap that). 

“My Anaconda, don’t. My Anaconda, don’t.” (Oh shut up Nicki Minaj). 

Okay I give up. Keep singing that silly line. 

What does this have to do with this recipe? Nothing at all. 

Spicy Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Dip which is #paleo #glutenfree #vegan and super simple to whip up! -thebigmansworld.com

As I’m starting the Paleo diet this week as mentioned on yesterday’s post, I thought it would be fitting to share this. That, and also because I have some intense FOMO for the Superbowl coming up. Im kind of hoping another Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake event occurs. 

I asked on Facebook if you guys would prefer a pumpkin style dip or a sweet potato style dip and it was a mixed bag. What was I supposed to do? Combine them both. This Spicy sweet potato and pumpkin dip is delicious and is based off what a typical hummus recipe is like minus the ingredient which makes it ‘hummus’- chickpeas. 

Spicy Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Dip which is #paleo #glutenfree #vegan and super simple to whip up! -thebigmansworld.com

For those who think you need a food processor or blender to make this- Think again. Although I used a blender, you can definitely use a bowl and skip your arm workout for the day. Truth be told, done in a blender would be much smoother (like the pictures) but not necessary. This dip is not just paleo friendly but also gluten free and vegan too. Damn, I’m ticking all the boxes. While you watch the Superbowl live, I’ll be checking ‘Entertainment tonight’ for the potential scandal. 

So friends…April showers bring May flowers.

April showers bring SHUT UP. 

Spicy Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Dip

A quick and easy paleo friendly dip which requires no food processor! A combination of spices and mix of sweet potato and pumpkin for a delicious sweet, salty and spicy combination.
5 from 2 votes
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Author: Arman


  • 1/2 cup butternut pumpkin steamed and cooled
  • 1 medium sweet potato steamed and cooled
  • 3 tablespoon Tahini
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil*
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Using a blender/Food processor: Add the sweet potato and pumpkin in a blender/food processor and blend for 1-2 minutes, until mashed. Add the rest of the ingredients and pulse to desired consistency (varies by brand).
  • By hand: Using a potato masher, mash the pumpkin and sweet potato very well. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix very well until fully incorporated. (The consistency using this method is much thicker).


If you use a larger sweet potato or added pumpkin, add extra olive oil to reach desired consistency.
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Spicy Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Dip which is #paleo #glutenfree #vegan and super simple to whip up! -thebigmansworld.com

Are you going to watch the Superbowl?

What rhymes did you sing as a kid? 

What is your favourite dip? 

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    92 thoughts on “Spicy Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Dip

    1. Wow this looks really good! This might seem silly but can you make it without the cayenne ie. not spicy? I’m not a spice lover but the rest of this looks incredible 🙂 thanks!

    2. Totally pinned this. I love the thick look of it!

      Oh and kids….baahhaa, I feel your urge to throw flour over them 🙂 🙂
      I love kids, but yeah. My neighbour kid decides to start yelling and screamin at his Mom every morning at 7:45 RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY APPARTMENTDOOR in the stairway. I can not describe the morbid fantasies that run through my mind at this specific time of the day.

      1. Thanks my dear! You should totally build a small hole and turn the hose on when they do that again!

    3. You had me at tahini!
      David and I are going to watch the Super Bowl as we are both american football fans! We are lucky it is shown in the UK but with the time difference it means it starts at 11pm! add in the half time show etc etc and we are looking at a finishing time of 3.30am! as you can imagine, we have taken the Monday off!

      1. Oh wow, I didn’t know that- That is awesome! Enjoy it and eat something delicious for me!

    4. Lol I wish you would have thrown flour at those children. Damn kids–stop being so happy!! Also, what Super Bowl? I totally forgot hahah just call me Sporty Spice.

    5. Dude hummus without beans? How are you going to survive being vegan for a month eh? 😉 Just kidding, this looks delicious.

      1. LOL. No joke, I’m going to try avoiding beans the entire time. Unless you want pregnant selfies.

    6. Haha you crack me up. I get really pissed off at our neighborhood kids too. When it’s a beautiful sunny day and my windows are open, I’ll be enjoying the peace and quiet when they all just start screaming bloody murder. Makes me wanna sic Bella on them.

      I am absolutely going to watch the super bowl. And I’m going to wear the jersey of my beloved and failure of a team, the Redskins, while I watch it. Riley’s gonna smoke a pork butt and I’m going to make….I haven’t figured that out yet, but it’ll probably involve buffalo sauce.

      1. LOL….I ALWAYS read in books when someone ‘sics’ their dog on someone and finally googled it- LOL!

        Smoked pork butt? Um… YUM?!

    7. Damn awesome! I never use “dips” as dip! I always use them to cover fish or chicken, or spread on a sandwich, or mix in a dinner bowl!

    8. I shall dip head first into this…. Or fill a hot tub with this stuff and skinny dip! AH HA HA!

    9. paleo!!! WOO! ya, buddy. Love the dips for this. Butter me up and hand me a spoon. WIsh you were coming to US to visit us all again for the super bowl, just sayin. And p.s. so glad potatoes are paleo for you. phew!

    10. This dip looks interesting, I would probably use is as a hummus and put it between two pieces of bread. My anaconda does that all the time. I will probably not watch the superbowl because I do not have a TV. However, I have a feeling there will be tons of live tweets which will keep me well informed. I might catch the Katy Perry concert in between the halfs.

      1. YES- This weekend was ‘non paleo’ weekend and we had it with English muffins- SO good!

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