If you bring kale smoothies to a Superbowl party, you will be laughed at.
So bring dip.
And since no one ever really knows what’s in dip anyways, they might just maybe think this is unhealthy dip and therefore totally acceptable for a Superbowl gathering.
I’ve never really been a dip person.
It’s always there. In a big bowl. Surrounded by chips. Looking all confusing because you have not even the slightest idea as to what it contains. If anyone is having an identity crisis, they should think of dip. I mean seriously, you never know what’s in it. Sometimes it’s wonderful and other times you’re like what-the-crap-did-i-just-eat. Confusing I tell you.
And typically, there is some sort of mayonnaise-ness going on in that dip and the only time I will eat mayo is if it’s accompanying a stack of bacon on a BLT. No other exceptions are made. Ever. So I tend to steer clear of dip. Unless we’re dipping bacon in the dip which brings a whole new possibility to my mayo consumption.
Yeah, but no. Mayo is still only fair game if it’s on a bacon containing sandwich.
So I’ve been thinking about this recipe for like two months. It just hasn’t seemed like the right occasion to make it. Not that this is fine dining over here, I just mashed up a bunch of stuff and called it a recipe. But typically when I roast a sweet potato I don’t want to put it in anything, I just want to eat it. So that is exactly what I do. And then I am left missing a crucial ingredient for this dip.
So here I’ve been. Letting the passion for this dip simmer. Just simmering away. It’s like when you go on a first date but don’t kiss the guy before the night is over and then you have to wait until the next date to kiss him and all the while passion simmers away.
Yeah, just like that. That is what I’m feeling for this dip.
Is that awkward? I hope so.
Coconut Sweet Potato Dip
makes 1 3/4 cup
2/3 cup hummus
2/3 cup sweet potato, mashed
2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp shredded coconut, unsweetened (optional)
Mix together hummus, mashed sweet potato, and greek yogurt. Scoop into serving bowl. Sprinkle coconut over the top. Serve with blue corn tortilla chips, sweet potato chips, normal tortilla chips, veggies, veggie chips, or really just a spoon.