If you enjoy eating hummus, I have a pretty cool twist on the whole idea for you. Have you ever heard of pumpkin hummus? I haven’t and to be honest, I was somewhat skeptical of how the pumpkin version would compare to the more traditional chickpea one. Well, as it turns out, the pumpkin hummus rocks! I was so surprised last night after I whipped up a batch. It tasted great, so I ate a few carrot and celery sticks after dipping them in my new bowl of wonder. I even added some hummus to my nightly salad.
This is a very simple recipe to prepare because there isn’t much in the way of prep or execution. All you need to do is put a few things in a bowl and mix. Well, I suppose you have to chop up some parsley, but that’s easy. Oh yeah, and some carrot and celery sticks, but they’re optional.
This recipe uses canned pumpkin, which makes things very easy to deal with. It’s so surprising; once you add the lemon juice and cumin to the pumpkin, the mixture really begins to take on the form of traditional hummus. After adding the remaining ingredients, it’s a done deal. You’ll have a real hummus that doesn’t include chickpeas. It’s great tasting pumpkin all the way.
Makes: 1 1/2 Cups
1 15-Ounce Can of Solid-Pack Pumpkin
3 Tablespoons Parsley, Chopped
3 Tablespoons Tahini
3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
3 Garlic Cloves
1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/8 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
1/8 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
Carrot & Celery Sticks (Optional)
I’d like to thank Favorite Brand Name Recipes for their cookbook called Holiday Recipes. While this is the last of a good run from this book for the time being, I truly enjoyed everything I’ve made from them.
Add all of the above ingredients, except for the carrot and celery, to a food processor and mix until completely combined. If you don’t have a food processor, you can substitute some powdered garlic or some store-bought minced garlic for the garlic cloves. After that, you can simply add all the ingredients to a medium sized bowl and mix. You’ll have a similar result.
The Final Pumpkin Hummus
After all the mixing is completed, scoop the hummus out of the processor into a bowl. You can either begin eating it right at that moment or store it in the refrigerator. If you decide to give this hummus a try, please let me know your thoughts in the comment section below. Thanks for reading!