Pumpkin Hummus Recipe

Pumpkin hummus: A totally delicious and unique twist on classic hummus. Perfect for fall!
The St. Paul Art Crawl took place this past weekend, where local artists open their studios to the public to showcase and promote their art. It was my first time going, and I really enjoyed it. Many of the studios gave out free snacks and drinks to visitors. One studio had an eclectic assortment of hummus, including a delicious pumpkin hummus.  How unique is that?

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

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.

Serving Suggestions

  • Drizzle olive oil on top of hummus (I used a harissa-flavored olive oil)
  • Top with roasted pumpkin seeds
  • Serve with raw vegetables, pita chips, or sweet potato chips

Homemade pita chips from leftover pita bread. Click through for recipe.

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.


  • 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


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


  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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