Traditional, Spicy or Sweet Pumpkin Hummus – You’re the chef, you decide!

pumpkin hummus

Hummus is one of our favorites because it contains several SuperFoods.  With this recipe we’ve added pumpkin, another SuperFood, for an even better tasting and more nutritious hummus. Plus, we give you recipes for 2 more easy ways to change up your hummus depending on your mood or taste. With this recipe, you’ll be making your own hummus from now on!

1 can chickpeas (drained and rinsed but save the chickpea water )
1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
2 cloves minced garlic
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon tahini
1/4 cup chickpea water (or more depending on how smooth you like it)

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  You may need to scrape the sides of the blender and add extra chickpea water to get it to the consistency you like.

Now here comes the fun part.  If you want a more traditional tasting hummus, add more garlic or lemon juice to taste.  If you want a spicy hummus, add 1-2 tablespoons of sriracha sauce (it’s awesome!).  And for a sweet hummus, add 1-2 tablespoons of maple syrup and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.  This hummus is great served with sliced apples, pears and graham crackers.  Enjoy!

Why We Love It
Pumpkins are so good for you but the real reason we love pumpkin is because it’s delicious, hearty and easy to spice up. This recipe is going to be a favorite if you love trying out different flavors of hummus. The kids will love it too, especially around Halloween because it’s orange.

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