Creamy Pumpkin Hummus

Creamy Pumpkin Hummus

by Kristen on November 24, 2013 · 12 comments

Creamy Pumpkin Hummus

So hey guys, I’ve got a confession to make: I’ve been eating a ton of this creamy pumpkin hummus lately. Like, umm, almost everyday for the past few weeks. You’d think I’d be sick of it by now but it is just so damn good. I think someone should probably come over and take it out of my hands. It’s become a bit ridic.

Creamy Pumpkin Hummus

When I was in Syria several years ago (one of my top 5 fav countries and one I would love to go back to when it finally becomes safe to again) I ate hummus nearly everyday. I’d order a plate of hummus, a plate of tabbouli and some pita and call it lunch. It was just so fresh and beautiful and I craved it everyday for the month I was there and for many many days after I left. I still crave it.

The hummus there was different than what I grew up eating here. It was creamier and softer and so much more flavourful. This hummus (aside from the pumpkin part of it) is very much like I remember from the million plates of it I ate when I was in the Middle East.

Creamy Pumpkin Hummus

You’ll notice that there is a lot more tahini in this hummus than in most recipes you’ll find on the internet. Please don’t skimp out on it; it is where so much of the flavour comes from.

Aside from being incredibly delicious this hummus is also very healthy. There’s lots of protein from the hummus and tahini and tons of fibre and many vitamins and minerals. If you serve this with veggies to scoop it up with it’ll be even better for you.

Creamy Pumpkin Hummus

One of my favourite things to serve creamy hummus with is tabbouli. I like to swipe some pita through the hummus, dip it in the tabbouli and then pop it in my mouth. And repeat. Repeat. Repeat.

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Creamy Pumpkin Hummus
 
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Serves: Makes 3½ cups
Ingredients
  • 1 can (approximately 2¼ cups) chickpeas
  • ½ can (approximately ¾ cup) pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie mix)
  • ½ cup tahini
  • Juice from 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Drain the chickpeas and reserve the liquid.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or high powered blender. Pulse until ingredients are incorporated. Add just enough of the reserved chickpea water to to form a loose creamy paste, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  3. Taste and add more salt if necessary.
  4. Serve with veggies sticks or pita.

 

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather

This recipe looks beautiful. I’ve added it to my Thanksgiving must-make-list!

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Karen

Kristen,

Your photos are gorgeous! I love the bright blue board in the background. Where did you find it? Or did you make it?

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Tim

There’s a middle eastern restaurant near my place that has hummus just like you describe it here and it is so much better than the thick stuff you almost have to chew through. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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WendyJ

I like making hummus, I like making pumpkin puree, and I’ve recently discovered how easy it is to make naan – so guess what I’ve just discovered I’ll be making for supper tonight ;-)

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Tess @ Tips on Healthy Living

Finally, a holiday food I can indulge on! This looks delicious! I will be sure to follow your recommendation about tahini. Do you have any tips on where to find it– or some possible alternatives?

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Kristen

Hi Tess,

I always find it with the nut butters in grocery store. Most of the time though I buy it in little ethnic markets.

It is really just ground sesame seeds (like peanut butter is ground peanuts) so in a pinch you could make your own. I might even try substituting almond or cashew butter, although I haven’t tried either so I can’t say for sure if it would work!

Hope this helps :)

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Helena

I love how you describe the pita-hummus-tabouli swipe. This is also my favourite way to have lunch.

I will try your delicious looking hummus.
Thanks!

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Michael

Delicious! I’d suggest backing off on the lemon juice by half and add more to taste, but otherwise I’m going to add this to the “favourites” list.

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Peter @ Feed Your Soul Too

I love hummus and adding different things to the base to change it up. I really like the pumpkin. I featured it on my Friday Five – Middle Eastern addition over @Feed Your Soul Too – http://www.feedyoursoul2.com/2013/12/friday-five-middle-eastern-addition-2.html

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