Pumpkin Hummus Recipe

Pumpkin hummus: A totally delicious and unique twist on classic hummus. Perfect for fall!
For those of you who can’t get enough pumpkin (I’m right there with you!), I’ve got a great recipe to share:

Pumpkin hummus.

After preparing a big batch of pumpkin puree yesterday, I decided to experiment with my own version of pumpkin hummus.

How to make pumpkin puree from a whole pumpkin

About The Recipe

This recipe has all the classic hummus components in place – chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil – but the pumpkin adds a little something extra.

I started out making the hummus base and then added a variety of spices until I reached a nice balance of  spicy, salty, and sweet. I added just a bit of sweetener which brought out the flavor of the pumpkin without refocusing the taste of the entire dish.

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Pumpkin Hummus Recipe

Total Time: 10 min

Start by making the basic hummus recipe, and then add spices to your liking. I ended up using quite a bit of the spices listed below because the basic recipe was not strong on flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree or canned pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • Juice from one lemon
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar, honey, or brown sugar

Spices:

  • Fine grain sea salt
  • Cumin
  • Red chili pepper
  • Smoked paprika

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth.
  2. Add spices to your liking.

3 Responses to “Pumpkin Hummus Recipe”

  1. 1

    Feast on the Cheap — October 10, 2011 @ 4:06 pm

    What a great idea!

  2. 2

    Kammie @ Sensual Appeal — July 24, 2012 @ 2:52 am

    Totally pinned. What a great idea!

  3. 3

    Pumpkin Hummus | Gluten Free Boston Girl — October 18, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

    […] was inspired by a recipe posted on facebook by Glutino from Cheap Recipe Blog. But, never one to follow a recipe, and this one was kind of bland so the recipe needed to be […]

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