I started eating hummus about 10 years ago. A coworker and friend of mine made the best hummus, and he’d bring me some every so often. And I have been a big hummus fan ever since! I usually make this hummus recipe, but I thought I’d try making some hummus with pumpkin in it for the holidays. I liked most of the ingredients in this Pumpkin Hummus recipe and this one, so I used them as a starting point. I really like this Pumpkin Hummus! It’s a great healthy dip–really smooth and creamy, with a light pumpkin, savory taste. Perfect for balancing out all those holiday sweets! If you’re making this for a party or large group, you may want to double the recipe.
PUMPKIN HUMMUS by NancyCreative
Makes about 4 to 6 servings
- 1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas), drained
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1/4 cup tahini (sesame paste)
- 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (or a little more, to taste)
Add all ingredients in a food processor, starting with the garbanzo beans, and process until smooth.
To serve, spoon out on a platter or in a small bowl. Sometimes I garnish it with a little paprika. Serve with veggies, crackers, or pita bread.
It’s nice when a dip that tastes good is healthy, too! What are some of your healthy holiday snack recipes?
Nancy, this looks a lot like the one I make. So good!
Yes, it is good! I just love hummus and I like this pumpkin hummus more than I thought I would! 🙂
I love hummus too. I wonder what this recipe would taste like without the pumpkin? Only asking because I don`t have pumpkin puree.
Well, you might want to try the regular hummus recipe I linked to in the post, if you don’t have the pumpkin puree–that has many of the same ingredients! Here’s the link to that– http://nancycreative.com/2011/06/05/hummus/
Thank you for that, Nancy.