Pumpkin Hummus

So, like… OMG.  Why did I not try this before?!  If you’re looking for a new hummus recipe or just something fun to bring into your Fall-Season appetizer repertoire… look no further.

You won’t believe how long it took me to find a can of Pumpkin at Wegmans this week.  I looked everywhere without success, and even the person checking me out didn’t know where it was.  Why aren’t cans and cans of pumpkin on display next to some cranberry sauce?  Thanksgiving didn’t even happen yet!!!!  At least at our Wegmans (Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks, Giant, and others too…) they have moved on from Thanksgiving 2 weeks prior and are already focused on Christmas.  REALLY?!

If you’re like me and are still in a super Pumkin-ey mood… you’re welcome.  This recipe is bomb.   Also, if you like my first Hummus Recipe (also my most “pinned” recipe on Pinterest), you’re going to love this one too.

Pumpkin Hummus

Recipe Adapted from: Cooking Light 

Ingredients:

2 Tablespoons Tahini

2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice

1 teaspoon Cumin

1 teaspoon Sunflower Seed Oil (or Olive Oil!)

1/2-3/4 teaspoon Sea Salt

1/8 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (I used closer to 1/4 teaspoon)

1 15-oz can Pumpkin (NOT PUMPKIN PIE MIX!)

1 teaspoon Minced Garlic

2 Tablespoons Fresh Flat-Leaf Parsley, chopped

1 Tablespoon Raw Pumpkin Seeds (shelled)

Crackers, Chips, or Whole Wheat Pita for dipping (or just a spoon!!)

Directions:  

1.  Put the first eight ingredients into a food processor or blender (tahini through garlic).  Blend until smooth. 

2.  Add chopped parsley and blend until it’s just mixed in completely.

3.  Sprinkle with Pumpkin Seeds and extra Parsley.  

Note:  Hummus is always better a few hours after making it, so if you can, refrigerate before topping and enjoy in a little while! 

How cute are those measuring spoons?

That’s all! SO easy!

 

 

Dave, Donny, and I devoured the entire batch of this Pumpkin Hummus while we were cooking and preparing for Friendsgiving.  The hummus is just pumpkin-ey enough to notice but the spice from the cayenne brings it in a totally different direction than your typical pumpkin dish.

This recipe is also so easy.  Like, you just throw everything in the food processor and it’s done!  Why would you EVER need to buy hummus again?!  I don’t!!

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