Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Spiced Pumpkin Hummus

I love to make my own hummus.  It's a healthy snack, and I have fun creating different flavors. The boys enjoy it, and it is lunchbox friendly. It also makes wonderful wraps!  Recently I whipped up a batch of spiced pumpkin hummus.  This came from a recipe in Cooking Light magazine.

Ingredients:
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
2 tbsp. tahini
2 1/2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
1/8 tsp. salt
1 15 oz. can cannellini or other white beans (I used chickpeas), rinsed and drained
2 garlic cloves

Place ingredients in food processor, process until smooth.  Serve with crackers, chips, or baby carrots.


Next time I want to try this using some blue hubbard squash!  Readers, do you have a favorite brand or flavor of hummus?

18 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

We love red pepper hummus. I've been looking for fresh ways to incorporate pumpkin into our diets; this is definitely on the 'must try' list!

Heather said...

This isn't a combination I would ever think of with hummus, I'm not sure why because I make plenty of savory pumpkin soups...My favorite hummus is Sabra Supremely Spicy Hummus if I am buying it. I tend to make my own with lots of garlic. I also love to make a garlic and white bean dip which my kids prefer over hummus, just combine navy beans, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper - yum!

Steve Surratt said...

Seems appropriate for this first day of Autumn. Growing up we had no idea what hummus was so I never acquired the taste.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Might be good with butternut. Sterling is making pumpkin beer at the brewery today, I will let you know when it is ready.

Out on the prairie said...

I havent tried a lot, mostly store samples.

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam, and Dylan Too! said...

That sounds DELICIOUS! I just buy ours from Costco, but I'm going to have to make this!

Michelle said...

I also love to make hummus. Such a great snack. I don't know about the pumpkin....but I might have to try it!

mail4rosey said...

That's a fun way to make hummus. I'm sharing with my daughter-in-law. Maybe we'll make it over the weekend. :)

Sally said...

No food processor here. :(

That sure looks good though.

xoxo

Linda said...

Pumpkin hummus? I never would have thought of that.

Harry Flashman said...

I like humas too, but I have to just buy it at the grocery store. I'm not much for making things in the kitchen. I never quite seem to get my productions to come out like they should.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Yum,,, you always have the best sounding recipes!
love
tweedles

Lynn said...

We love hummus too, I've never heard of smoked paprika nor have I heard of or had pumpkin hummus but sounds good-recipe is copied :-), I think I'll use the chick peas as well!

yana koh said...

Love hummus..especially arabic hummus...yummy

Michael Manning said...

You know, I've never thought of this. But if I tried this flavor, I'll bet it would become my favorite! Good suggestion!!

alissa apel said...

This sounds good! My husband makes hummus, but he hasn't for awhile. Usually I just end up buying it. I should try to make this!

Gauri Kulkarni said...

Ahaaa, not so much a fan of pumpkin, so nice way to incorporate it in our diet.

Anne Payne said...

I love just about any type of hummus but no one else in my house does. Which means I rarely get any because the store bought containers are too big and I can't eat it that fast. On occasion my daughter makes her own and will give me a small amount to enjoy. :)