The subtle earthiness of pumpkin, paired with classic hummus ingredients, creates a harmonious balance. Plus, it's packed with nutrients and fiber, making it a healthy choice for any occasion. So, let's dive into our delightful Pumpkin Hummus Dip recipe and bring the warmth and flavor of fall to your table.
Creamy Pumpkin Hummus
This Pumpkin Hummus Dip is a delightful and seasonal twist on traditional hummus, perfect for fall gatherings and parties. Enjoy the warm, earthy flavors of pumpkin combined with the creamy goodness of hummus in every bite!
1 can (15 ounces) of canned pumpkin puree
1 can (15 ounces) of chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
1/4 cup tahini
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
Juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Salt and pepper, to taste
Optional toppings: pumpkin seeds, chopped fresh parsley, a dash of paprika
Start by draining and rinsing the canned chickpeas under cold water to remove excess salt and starch
In a food processor, add the canned pumpkin puree, chickpeas, tahini, minced garlic, extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, ground cumin, ground paprika, and ground cinnamon
Blend the ingredients until smooth and creamy. You may need to scrape down the sides of the food processor and blend a few times to achieve the desired consistency. If the mixture is too thick, you can add a bit more olive oil or lemon juice to thin it out
Taste the pumpkin hummus and season with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust the spices if needed
Transfer the pumpkin hummus to a serving bowl, cover, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving. Chilling allows the flavors to meld together
Before serving, drizzle a bit of extra-virgin olive oil over the top and sprinkle with pumpkin seeds, chopped fresh parsley, and a dash of paprika
Serve your creamy Pumpkin Hummus Dip with an assortment of fresh vegetables, pita chips, or your favorite crackers. It's also a fantastic spread for sandwiches or wraps
Properly stored, your Vegan Creamy Pumpkin Hummus Dip can be kept in the refrigerator for about 3-4 days. Frozen pumpkin hummus can typically be stored for up to 2-3 months in the freezer. Just be sure to thaw it in the refrigerator before reheating or serving.