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Savory Pumpkin Hummus

Hummus is one of my favorite dips all year round, and this seasonal Savory Pumpkin Hummus is the perfect creamy hummus recipe for fall! Made with real pumpkin puree and topped with pumpkin seeds, this hummus is a delicious and healthy dip that will make your creamy-crunchy snack dreams come true this fall. It's also vegan and free of the top 8 allergens (wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish, shellfish, soy, and dairy) so it's a super allergen and dietary friendly recipe!

Hummus With a Seasonal Flair

Like I said earlier, I love hummus all year round, but since fall flavors (and fall in general) are my favorite I like to play around with seasonal spices and flavors in classic recipes in the fall.


My Savory Pumpkin Hummus recipe has everything you'd find in a classic hummus recipe like this Creamy Turmeric Hummus PLUS a little extra! 100% pumpkin puree and ground cinnamon give this give this creamy dreamy hummus that seasonal flair, and warm savory spices like chili powder and paprika give it an extra oomph!


It's rich in flavor, super smooth and creamy, and packed with beneficial nutrients like fiber, plant-based protein, energizing carbohydrates, antioxidants, and heart healthy fats.


The Secret to Super Creamy Hummus

Have you ever made hummus at home? The first time I made hummus at home was a few years ago and I could't get that creamy, store bought hummus texture right. But not anymore because I've found the secret to making the best, super creamy hummus every time! And I'm going to let YOU in on my secret.


It might surprise you... but the *secret* to making super creamy hummus every time is to peel the chickpeas before you use them! Having a good blender or food processor doesn't hurt either...


Peeling the chickpeas to make this Savory Pumpkin Hummus may take some extra time, but it yields a smoother and better product that is well worth the effort.


Pumpkin Hummus Serving Suggestions

Hummus is delicious as a dip with a variety of dippers or even as a spread on things like toast. That said, I've got 5 serving suggestions for this Savory Pumpkin Hummus:

  1. Serve with raw veggies (cauliflower, cucumbers, carrots) and soft pita

  2. Serve with cooked or grilled veggies and pretzels for some color and crunch

  3. Spread on wraps or quesadillas filled with spinach, cheese, and/or chicken

  4. Spread on toast and top with feta cheese

  5. Add to salads or rice bowls for protein, a creamy texture, and a seasonal flair


If you're not sure about the whole "pumpkin in hummus" thing, you should try my Creamy Turmeric Hummus. It's a great everyday hummus recipe!


What’s in This Recipe?

  • Chickpeas – contains plant-based protein, fiber, iron, folate, and resistant starch

  • Fresh garlic – has antioxidant properties

  • 100% pumpkin puree – contains vitamin A for eye, skin, immune health as well as potassium and vitamin C

  • Seasonings – salt, cumin, cinnamon, paprika, chili powder, and turmeric

  • Lemon juice – contains vitamin C and acid

  • Tahini – a creamy paste made from sesame seeds; contains vitamin E, healthy fats, fiber, and plant based protein

  • Olive oil – rich in unsaturated fatty acids, linked with lower LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol, and triglyceride levels and higher HDL cholesterol levels

  • Water – helps to thin out this recipe

  • Pumpkin seeds – rich in healthy fats to aid in the absorption of fat soluble vitamins (ADKE), contains fiber, has antioxidant properties, contains amino acids

Notes: This recipe is naturally vegan and gluten free.

Savory Pumpkin Hummus

Prep time: 20 minutes

Bake time: 0 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Servings: 2 cups


Ingredients:

  • 1 can (13.5-14 oz) chickpeas, drained

  • 2 large or 3 small garlic cloves, crushed

  • 1/2 cup 100% pumpkin puree

  • 1 tsp. salt

  • 1 tsp. cumin

  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon, plus more for garnishing

  • 1/4 tsp. paprika

  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder

  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric

  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon

  • 1/4 cup tahini

  • 1/4 cup olive oil plus more for garnishing

  • 1-2 tbsp. filtered water to thin

  • pumpkin seeds for garnishing (optional)

Directions:

  1. Peel the outer layer off of the chickpeas.

  2. Add all the ingredients except for the water to food processor. Blend until smooth, scrapping the sides as needed.

  3. Add 1-2 tbsp. water as needed to thin the hummus. Pulse until combined and smooth.

  4. Serve immediately with your favorite dippers . Store any leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up 5 days.

 

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