This savory pumpkin hummus recipe is a perfect way to jazz up a classic recipe with smooth pumpkin. It’s also a fun pumpkin dip with a bright orange color!
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Ingredients For Pumpkin Hummus
For this recipe, use the classic hummus recipe ingredients like rinsed and drained chickpeas, tahini, garlic, and lemon juice. Tahini is made from toasted, ground sesame seeds. The seeds are pulverized and turned into a thick paste.
The savory portion of this recipe comes from the use of paprika and cumin. The cumin adds a bit of earthiness to the recipe and the paprika a little color.
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What Kind Of Pumpkin To Use
For this recipe, I used fresh pumpkin. You can buy fresh pumpkin at most supermarkets in the produce area. Here’s what makes this recipe slightly less easy than other hummus recipes.
The pumpkin needs to be cooked until it is soft enough to blend. It’s also possible to use pre-cooked pumpkin or pumpkin puree as well.
Serve this hummus recipe with chickpea chips.
How To Make Pumpkin Hummus
This easy pumpkin hummus recipe takes a little bit of an extra step when comparing it to other hummus recipes. This is because the pumpkin needs to be cooked and cooled before serving. If the pumpkin is not already cooked, cut the pumpkin into small chunks. Boil it in salted water for 10 minutes or until soft. Drain the water.
Take the fresh garlic and run it through a garlic press. Try the Zulay stainless steel press, which is easy to use. There’s no need to even peel the garlic ahead of time. Start the hummus by adding the pressed garlic, lemon juice, and tahini to the blender. Then add the pumpkin and blend well. Last, add the chickpeas, a little at a time until smooth.
Blend the hummus until it reaches the right consistency. If needed, add a tablespoon of warm water to help it along. Unlike regular hummus, though, the pumpkin should be enough to make the hummus super creamy and soft. Because the pumpkin is warm, this is best to make ahead to give time for the hummus to cool before serving.
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- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- juice of one lemon
- 2 cloves of garlic, mashed or pressed
- 2 tablespoons of tahini
- 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1 1/2 cups pumpkin (about 3/4 a pound), cooked and cut into chunks
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon of warm water if needed
- If the pumpkin is not already cooked, cut the pumpkin into small chunks. Boil in salted water for 10 minutes or until soft. Drain the water.
- Drain and rinse chickpeas in a colander in cool water
- Place paprika, ground cumin, lemon juice, garlic, and tahini in a blender or food processor. Blend until mixed.
- Add chickpeas and pumpkin and blend.
- If necessary, add a tablespoon of warm water at a time until the hummus reaches the desired consistency.
- Taste and add additional seasoning or salt and pepper if desired. If the pumpkin is added when still warm, chill the hummus until ready to serve.
Please see cooking tips above on what type of pumpkin to purchase, how much, and how to prepare it.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 119mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g
This nutritional data is provided by a third-party source and should not be relied on if you are on a strict diet.
What To Eat With Pumpkin Hummus
Even a savory pumpkin hummus is a little sweet. When it comes to what to serve with the hummus, think about more salty treats. This means fresh pita chips, corn chips, and pretzel sticks.
If serving this hummus when entertaining, try topping cucumber rounds with the pumpkin hummus. The green and orange together is also Halloween-esque. If you have leftover turkey from Thanksgiving, make a little turkey sandwich with a slather of the pumpkin hummus.
Modifications And Variations
To make a sweet pumpkin hummus, add a little cinnamon and nutmeg to the blender. This will make it taste more like a Thanksgiving hummus! To make a more spicy pumpkin hummus, add a touch of chili powder or cayenne pepper.
You can also make a roast pumpkin hummus by roasting the pumpkin ahead of time in the oven. Drizzle the pumpkin in olive oil and sprinkle with a healthy amount of sea salt.
FAQs – Pumpkin Hummus Dips
Absolutely yes! Almost all hummus recipes are vegan. The ones that aren’t vegan-friendly might involve the use of cream, milk, or cheese.
Yes, but, it will add some sweetness and affect the texture. Start by adding the pumpkin pie spice to the blender along with the garlic and cumin. Blend it well. Then add the chickpeas and adjust the seasoning as needed depending on how sweet or savory you want it.