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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Easy Pumpkin White Bean Hummus

Fall time means pumpkin time


 It is pumpkin season and I found a wonderful recipe using pumpkin. You can use fresh or can pumpkin for this wonderful dip. Since I had a pumpkin, I used fresh pumpkin. My boys went to a pumpkin patch and chose a small just for me to cook up. I cooked the pumpkin in my oven and it was simple to do. My small pumpkin gave me 10 cups of pumpkin which was easy to freeze.




Make sure to save the pumpkin seeds for roasting


Cooking a pumpkin is so easy

 To cook a pumpkin in the oven is simple. Wash the pumpkin and stab with a knife a couple times. Bake the whole pumpkin in the oven, on a baking sheet for 1 and a half hours at 400 degrees or until the skin is soft. Cut the pumpkin in half and let cool for 15 minutes. Scoop out the seeds and the stringy stuff from the cooked pumpkin. I saved the seeds to toast them later. Then cut the rind off the pumpkin, I find it is easiest to do if I cut the pumpkin up into pieces. You can either puree the pumpkin pieces or cut them into small cubes. I like to freeze my pumpkin in two cup portions for later use. I cooked a regular pumpkin so it is not sweet for pies but I will use it in hummus and other vegetable dishes. You can use this same cooking method for pie pumpkins too.
          

Pumpkin White Bean Hummus
                                Makes 8 servings                    
                                          1 clove garlic                                                                                              
                                   2 -15 oz. cans of white beans, drained and rinsed                                              
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt                                 
1 cup pumpkin puree                                          
            3 Tablespoons olive oil                                                  
                  1 Tablespoon lemon juice                                                    
1/2  teaspoon cumin                                           
1/4 teaspoon sea salt                                           
1/4 teaspoon black pepper                                  
            paprika or chili powder to sprinkle on top of hummus 
          toasted pumpkin seeds for the top of the hummus        
                                                                       

1. Using a garlic press, press the garlic clove into a food processor. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until well combined.
2. Place hummus into a serving dish and sprinkle with paprika or chili powder, if more heat is desired. Sprinkle with the toasted pumpkin seeds.

Serve with veggies, crackers, pita wedges, or tortilla wedges

Here is my recipe for toasted pumpkin seeds. I used store-bought pepitas for my hummus but this recipe is great for snacking.







28 comments:

  1. That sounds really good. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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  2. That looks amazing. What a great idea!

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  3. I love making hummus! Never tried it with pumpkin before. Will have to try this out!

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  4. That sounds delicious! I'll have to make that!

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  5. I have never made Hummus but this looks great!

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  6. Ooo - now this is really different...first time I've seen a hummus recipe that includes pumpkin.

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  7. This looks great and I think I will make it for my Fall party coming up! Thank you!!

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  8. Yum, that looks so good!! I so wish my husband liked pumpkin, I would make this for us one night. Oh well, I'll just cut the recipe in half and enjoy on my own!! :)

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  9. I love hummus & I love pumpkin, but I've never even heard of the two of them together! Definitely pinning for later!

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  10. Wow this sounds great! I've never prepared my own pumpkin, but it looks like it's incredibly easy!

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  11. Oh fun! This will be great for some snacking with guests. The pumpkin flavor is nice touch for fall.

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  12. Ohhhh! Yum! I would just eat this with a spoon! :D

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  13. You had me at pumpkin. I tend to love all things pumpkin, so I'll be making this hummus! It looks amazing.

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  14. I love how easy white beans are to turn into tasty meals and dips. This recipe sounds so good!

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  15. This looks so good! I never would have thought to make pumpkin hummus but I am totally making this this weekend!

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  16. Hummus and pumpkin together? I'm definitely intrigued! It looks easy to make and also looks delicious. A great appetizer.

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  17. Now I can't say I have ever tried that flavor combo but I would give it a try.

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  18. Sounds lovely and looks perfect for autumn parties! Thank you for sharing.

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  19. I didn't know you could cook a whole pumpkin in the oven. Great idea. I'll have to give this hummus a try.

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  20. I love hummus, but I never tried the white bean one. I will try your recipe for sure!

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  21. This is by far the most appealing recipe I've seen. I like the twist of how the pumpkin and hummus went well together. It's a pretty interesting.

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  22. Hummus and pumpkin together seems Delicious i must try this in the weekend.

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  23. Yummy! I love you added roasted pumpkin seeds. It sure is going to make that hummus even more delicious! Saved the recipe. Will be making this the soonest.

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  24. My nephew LOVES hummus, I wonder if he'd like this? Will have to try it out, thanks!

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  25. I'm usually a traditionalist when it comes to hummus, but this sounds tasty! I'll have to try it out and see if my boys like it.

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  26. I always like to have things to make with pumpkins. I feel like it is so wasteful to decorate with food.

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  27. I love all things pumpkin and I have never thought about pumpkin hummus, this is fantastic

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