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Pumpkin Hummus

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Fusion
Author: Michelle De La Cerda
Savory Pumpkin Hummus ~ Classic hummus of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), tahini, olive oil, and lemon juice given a fresh twist with pumpkin puree, pepitas, and warming spices. Still your delicious hummus, just with added nutrition and a fun bright color.


  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp coriander
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper; to taste
  • 1-15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • 2-15 oz cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/3 cup pepitas; reserving some
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (more if needed)
  • 2 tbsp water (to help thin, if needed)
  • 2 tbsp parsley (optional); reserving some
  • 1/2 tsp salt +/- to taste


  1. To a high powered blender or a food processor, add everything but the oil, water, pepitas, and parsley.
  2. Puree on medium speed, slowly incorporating the olive oil.
  3. If needed, slowly add the water, until the hummus reaches the desired consistency.
  4. Transfer to a bowl and fold in parsley and pepitas, reserving a few for garnish.
  5. Garnish with the remaining parsley and pepitas.
  6. Serve immediately or cover and chill until ready to be served.
  7. Serve with pita chips and vegetables.