It's time for another pumpkin recipe and up this time is a super quick and easy pumpkin hummus that is perfect for fall entertaining and and it is nice healthy to boot! Hummus is typically made with mashed chickpeas, tahini and lemon juice but it is easy to add flavour to it like in this case by adding some pumpkin puree. Given the use of pumpkin in this humus it only seemed natural to add a hint of cinnamon to make things a little more exotic. I like to serve the pumpkin hummus topped with pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds) along with some toasted whole wheat pitas for dipping making for one light and healthy snack!
Tahini is made from ground sesame seeds so one option that I enjoy for this pumpkin hummus is the addition of some ground pepitas which adds another layer of pumpkin flavour!
Prep Time: 10 minutes Servings: 4
A tasty and healthy hummus with pumpkin puree that is perfect for fall entertaining!
- 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas (or 1 1/2 cups cooked beans, from 1/2 cup dry)
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1/4 cup lemon juice (~1 lemon)
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- salt, pepper and cayenne to taste
- Puree everything in a food processor or blender and enjoy!
Option: Add 1/4 cup ground pepitas (pumpkin seeds) for even more pumpkin flavour!