Both hummus and pumpkin are surprisingly tasty food combinations! With your choice of seeded crackers, fresh vegetables, or pita chips, you can quickly prepare a smooth, creamy dip that is savory and packed with nutrients. You can also taste the dip and customize the seasoning as desired by adding extra salt for saltiness, lemon for acidity, cinnamon for warmth, cumin or paprika for smokiness, tahini for nuttiness, olive oil (or water) for creaminess, or cayenne pepper for heat.

Due to their high protein, fiber, vitamin B, and mineral content, chickpeas are great for your health since they help to lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels while also reducing inflammation and promoting gut mobility. Pumpkins are equally impressive since they can help boost immunity, enhance skin complexion, and lower the risk of chronic diseases.

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Pumpkin Hummus

Pumpkin hummus goodness that is smooth, creamy, and flavor-rich, perfect for dipping! This recipe is great for the holidays and all year long because it provides significant health benefits for the eye, skin, heart, immune system, and metabolic health. Pumpkin is a nutritious vegetable high in fiber, omega-3, vitamins, antioxidants, phytochemicals, and other minerals that can help lower high blood pressure, promote good cholesterol, strengthen immune cells, boost mood, improve gut function, and reduce the risk of chronic disease. Enjoy this nourishing and flavorful dip with your favorite seeded crackers or vegetables for an added health boost!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Servings 6

Equipment

  • 1 food processor or high-speed blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt optional
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper optional
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp avocado oil or olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Rinse and drain chickpeas in a fine mesh strainer. Then, add to a food processor or high-speed blender the following: chickpeas, pumpkin puree, lemon juice, tahini, sea salt, cumin, smoked paprika, nutmeg, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, garlic, lemon juice, and avocado oil. Blend until creamy and smooth, scraping down sides as needed.
  • Serve immediately with seeded crackers and vegetables of your choice. Another option is chilling hummus in the fridge for about 3-4 hours for a thicker, creamer texture. Enjoy!
Keyword appetizer, chickpeas, holiday, Hummus, pumpkin
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