Most people love sweet pumpkin recipes, but try a savory one instead. This rich, creamy hummus is the best dip for the fall season.
- 1 pound fresh pumpkin (about 1/2 small sugar pumpkin), or 1 1/2 cups plain pumpkin puree
- 30 ounces (2 cans) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 3 large cloves garlic, minced
- 3 tablespoons tahini paste
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup cold water, plus more as needed
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds, for garnish
- Freshly cracked black pepper, for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- If making the puree from scratch, remove any seeds and stringy parts from the pumpkin half. Place the cleaned pumpkin half on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
- Transfer the baking sheet to the oven and roast the pumpkin for 40-60 minutes, until the flesh is tender enough to be easily pierced with a fork.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow the pumpkin to cool slightly before scooping out the flesh. Mash the flesh with a fork, and set aside to cool.
- As the mashed squash is cooling, combine the chickpeas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, and water in the bowl of a food processor or blender. Process for 20 seconds on high speed, scraping down the sides as needed. Add an extra tablespoon of water at a time and continue processing if the mixture appears too chunky. It should be a little thick, yet smooth and creamy.
- Add the roasted pumpkin (or canned puree), ground cumin, and salt. Process until the ingredients are fully combined. Add an extra tablespoon of water at a time and continue processing if the mixture is too thick, until the puree is very smooth and creamy. Scrape down the sides, and pulse briefly to recombine.
- Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl, and garnish with toasted pumpkin seeds and cracked black pepper. Serve.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 40 minutes
- Category: Dips
- Method: Roasting/Food Processor
- Cuisine: Appetizer
Keywords: pumpkin, hummus