This easy to make pumpkin hummus is creamy and delicious. The pumpkin flavor is subtle and works so well with the hummus. It's a great way to sneak some healthy veggies into your snack or meal!

A close up of a bowl of pumpkin hummus with tamari pumpkin seeds on top.

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 in a food processor.

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 every day. I'd order a plate of hummus, a plate of tabouli and some pita and call it lunch. It was just so fresh and beautiful and I craved it every day 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.

A frying pan filled with salty tamari pumpkin seeds.

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 flavor 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.

A blue bowl filled with pumpkin hummus with homemade pita chips surrounding it.

A close up of a pita chip taking a scoop of pumpkin hummus.

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A blue bowl filled with pumpkin hummus with homemade pita chips surrounding it.

Creamy Pumpkin Hummus

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Description

This easy to make pumpkin hummus is creamy and delicious. The pumpkin flavor is subtle and works so well with the hummus. It's a great way to sneak some healthy veggies into your snack or meal!


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Ingredients

  • 1 15-ounce can of chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) cold water, divided
  • 1 15-ounce can of pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • Juice from 2 lemons
  • 2 garlic cloves, very finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon each: sea salt and cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne (optional)

Instructions

  1. Empty the entire can of chickpeas (with liquid) into a small pot and bring it to a boil over high heat. Lower the heat, cover the pot, and simmer for 15 minutes. Drain and set the chickpeas aside to cool.
  2. Add the chickpeas, 1/4 cup of cold water, and all the remaining ingredients to your food processor and blend on high until mostly smooth.
  3. Continue to blend the hummus adding 1 tablespoon of cold water at a time until the hummus is creamy and smooth. You may not need all the remaining cold water.