Nothing too complicated here. This pumpkin hummus recipe contains 12 ingredients, but don’t get overwhelmed. The spices make up almost half of the ingredient list.
Pumpkin puree: Make sure that you use pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling.
Chickpeas: Also called garbanzo beans. White northern beans would work in this too.
Tahini: Tahini is kind of like peanut butter, but is made with sesame seeds instead of peanuts. It can typically be found near other nut butters or in the ethnic section of your supermarket. If you don’t have any on hand, feel free to make this without it. I don’t think the flavor will be effected too much.
Lemon juice: Fresh, please!
Garlic: This recipe calls for two cloves, but feel free to double that if you would like more garlicky flavor.
Olive oil: We will incorporate some into the hummus itself, and then drizzle extra on top for serving.
Water: A couple of tablespoons of water is used to get the consistency perfect.
Spices: In the mix we have sea salt, cumin, chili powder, cinnamon and just a dash of cayenne pepper.
Then, of course, there are the toppings. I recommend drizzling some olive oil on top of the dip, and then sprinkling it with smoked paprika, plus maybe a sprinkle of chopped fresh parsley and pumpkin seeds. But the sky’s the limit with other toppings you could add! Toasted pine nuts, chopped roasted red peppers, and everything but the bagel seasoning are a few of my other faves.
How Do You Make Pumpkin Hummus?
The recipe is super easy. It comes together in just about 10 minutes. You literally just add all the ingredients to your food processor, pulse and … done! Be sure to scrape down the sides a few times.
If the hummus seems too thick for your liking, feel free to add in an extra tablespoon or two of water. Give the hummus a taste, and add in extra salt, cumin and/or any other seasoning you feel that is needed.
Transfer the pumpkin hummus to a serving bowl, add on any toppings that you would like, and enjoy!!
toast: Hummus is absolutely wonderful served on some thick crusty bread.
burgers/sandwiches/wraps: Use the hummus as a spread for extra flavor.
salads: Mix in some extra lemon juice, water and oil, and pumpkin hummus can double as a delicious fall-inspired salad dressing.
pastas: Like with the salad idea, thin the hummus out with some water, and it can be used as a sauce for hot noodles or cold pasta salads.
deviled eggs: The flavors in hummus pair perfectly with deviled eggs!
sweet potatoes: Top your roasted sweet potatoes with this pumpkin hummus. So good!