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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Easy Pumpkin White Bean Hummus

Fall time means pumpkin time. Check out this unique hummus that is made with pumpkin. The pumpkin adds a delicious flavor to the white bean hummus.

 It is pumpkin season and everywhere you look, you will find some sort of food made with pumpkin. From pumpkin spice coffee to pumpkin pie, people just can't get enough of the great taste of pumpkin. Most people think of sweet when it comes to pumpkin recipes but fresh pumpkin is wonderful to use in savory recipes. I have a unique savory recipe using pumpkin. Pumpkin hummus!
 You can use fresh or can pumpkins for this wonderful dip and now is the perfect time to buy pumpkins. The stores have plenty of fresh pumpkins for sale and they also have stocked the shelves with cans of pumpkin puree. The best kind of fresh pumpkin to use for this hummus recipe is the smaller pie pumpkin as they have a sweeter taste. If all you can find is the bigger carving pumpkin, that will work in this plant-based recipe. Of course, the pumpkin in the can is the easiest option.

Pumpkin Hummus is
+ Savory
+ Full of protein & Fiber
+ Loaded with Vitamin A
+ Plant-Based
+ Easy To Make
+ Delicious
+ Perfect for a Party
+ A Healthy Snack
+ Goes Great with Crackers & Raw Vegetables

How To Cook A Pumpkin
Cooking a pumpkin is simple. I like to cook my pumpkin in the oven. Just follow a few simple steps. 

1. Wash the pumpkin to get all the dirt off. Pumpkins tend to be dirty when you buy them from the store.
2. Grab a sharp knife and stab it into the pumpkin a couple of times. This is to let the steam out while cooking. 
3. Place the whole pumpkin on a baking sheet and place it in the oven. No need to cut it up.
4. Bake the pumpkin in the oven at 400 degrees for one and a half hours or until the pumpkin skin is soft.
5. Once the pumpkin is cooked, let it cool for 15 minutes.
6. Then take a sharp knife and cut the pumpkin in half.
7. Scoop all the seeds and stringy stuff out of the cooked pumpkin. Make sure to save the seeds to roast them. The recipe for roasting pumpkin seeds is at the end of this article.
8. Cut the rind off the pumpkin. Cutting the pumpkin into small pieces makes this easier to do.
9. Puree the pumpkin pieces in a food processor.

Make sure to save the pumpkin seeds for roasting

Cooked pumpkin stores well in the freezer

Cooked pumpkin stores well in the freezer for many years and is great for future recipes. To freeze the pumpkin, just place about 2 cups of pumpkin puree into freezer bags. Cooked puree pumpkin is great for all your pumpkin recipes like pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup, and pumpkin bread. Make sure to check out this recipe for Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Ingredients Needed For Pumpkin Hummus
+ White Beans
+ Pureed Pumpkin
+ Vegan Yogurt
+ Garlic
+ Lemon Juice
+ Cumin
+ Olive Oil
+ Salt 
+ Pepper

Make sure to Pin this recipe on Pinterest

Pumpkin White Bean Hummus
Makes 8 servings

1 clove garlic
 2 -15 oz. cans of white beans drained and rinsed 
1/4 cup plain vegan yogurt
1 cup pumpkin puree
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Roasted pumpkin seeds to sprinkle over the prepared hummus
Paprika to sprinkle over the prepared 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 and the toasted pumpkin seeds.
3. Serve with veggies, crackers, pita wedges, or tortilla wedges.

Check out these other delicious hummus recipes

Spicy carrot hummus 


White bean hummus


Easy beet hummus


Spicy red pepper hummus


Spicy HARISSA Hot Chili Hummus


Baba Ghanoush With Oven Roasted Eggplant




Kori at Home said...

That sounds really good. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

mryjhnsn said...

That looks amazing. What a great idea!

Pennywise Cook said...

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

Erin S said...

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

Unknown said...

I have never made Hummus but this looks great!

Alison Shaffer said...

looks good for this time of year!

Yona Williams said...

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

Susie's Reviews said...

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

Jamie said...

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!! :)

Melissa said...

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

Joanna @Makingmine said...

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

Liz Mays said...

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

GiGi Eats said...

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

AiringMyLaundry said...

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

Jaredamy said...

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

Jessi Joachim said...

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

Brianne said...

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

Stefani @ MommyEnterprises.com said...

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

Nyxie said...

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

Sherry said...

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

Gust si Aroma said...

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

Ruth I said...

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.

fashionista wiki said...

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

Annemarie LeBlanc said...

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.

Why Girls Are Weird said...

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

Jen Sky Walker said...

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.

Rachel said...

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

Silvia said...

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

Richelle Milar said...

Wow! This looks absolutely delicious and tasty! I love to try this!

Beautiful Touches said...

I wouldn't have thought to bring pumpkin to hummus, but I should give this a try!

Gust si Aroma said...

Oh my goodness! This hummus is my new favorite dip! Love it so much!

Christy G said...

I am not a fan of pumpkin. However, my daughter loves it. I'll share this recipe with her.

Anonymous said...

I love hummus but I've never tried this flavor before. I can't wait to give this a try. Looks good! -LYNNDEE

Anonymous said...

This sounds so good and I love breaks period. I make a yummy batch of black eyed peas and I can eat the all day. This sounds delicious!

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