This pumpkin hummus is a delicious fall appetizer or snack. Serve it with pita chips, veggies or your favorite crackers. You can make it ahead and have it on hand for an easy snack or appetizer throughout the week. This recipe is so easy – all you do is gather up the ingredients, blend and the hummus is ready to go.
I’m having a lot of fun coming up with other uses for pumpkin other than pumpkin-flavored baked goods. Pumpkin puree doesn’t have a strong flavor so it’s versatile and can be used in all kinds of ways, including savory recipes. I’ve experimented with a few savory recipes like pumpkin fries and pumpkin chips and really enjoyed using pumpkin in new ways.
Recently, while I was making a pumpkin cinnamon mug cake, I started thinking that I could use pumpkin to make hummus. Hummus is so easy to make and you can flavor it all sorts of ways so I figured, why not pumpkin? I adore hummus. Hummus and pita chips are a serious weakness of mine so, of course, I had to try it.
Pumpkin Hummus Recipe
Traditional hummus is just chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and salt all blended together. It’s a smooth and creamy Mideastern dip that is so delicious. You can serve it with pita chips and veggies as a quick and easy appetizer.
This pumpkin hummus has all of the traditional ingredients with some pumpkin puree mixed in. The pumpkin gives the hummus a beautiful orange color that’s perfect for fall. The pumpkin flavor is pretty subtle.
Can I make hummus ahead?
Hummus tastes better if it has a chance to sit in the refrigerator. This allows all of the flavors to fully develop, so it’s a great make-ahead snack or appetizer. Keep it in an airtight container and it will keep well in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
What are some different ways to serve hummus?
- Serve pumpkin hummus with pita chips or tortilla chips as a snack or appetizer
- Scoop it up with carrot sticks or celery sticks
- Use it as a spread for sandwiches and wraps
- Spread some on a toasted bagel or toast
- Thin it with olive oil and use it as a salad dressing
Can I use other ingredients to make hummus?
Yes, hummus is so versatile and you can add different ingredients to change up the flavor. Once you’ve tried this easy pumpkin hummus try some of my other hummus recipes:
- 1 can chickpeas rinsed and drained
- 2 tbsp minced garlic
- juice of 1 lemon
- 2 tbsp water
- 3 tbsp tahini
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
- salt to taste
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- Combine all ingredients into food processor and blend until smooth. You can adjust some of the seasonings according to your own personal tastes.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.