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Pumpkin Hummus


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?



There are some foods I never seem to get tired of and Hummus is one of them! I like using hummus as a veggie dip and also like to make sandwiches with it, spreading it on bread or a toasted bagel and topping it with lettuce and tomato slices. It tastes great and it’s so healthy, too!

I’ve tried several different hummus recipes, and my favorite so far is the recipe my friend David gave to me awhile ago. It has soy sauce in it, which gives it a really great flavor. If you have a food processor, that works best, but you can make hummus in a blender–you may have to stop and help stir it along, though, because of the thickness of the mixture.

Hummus is really easy to make. You just put all the ingredients in the food processor or blender and then blend away! Here’s the recipe…hope you like it!

HUMMUS by NancyCreative, slightly adapted from David M.

  • 1 (15-ounce) can Garbanzo beans, drained (also known as chick peas)
  • 3/8 to 1/2 cup sesame tahini
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 to 1 Tablespoon garlic powder, or 1 to 2 fresh cloves of garlic, minced
  • Juice of 2 to 3 lemons (about 4 to 6 Tablespoons, depending on how lemony you like it)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil (optional)
  • Paprika for garnish (optional)

Put all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until hummus mixture is smooth enough for dipping or spreading. If mixture is too thick, add some water–a Tablespoon at a time–until you get the desired consistency. Add paprika for garnish, if desired.