Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pumpkin Hummus

It's only a matter of hours until Thanksgiving! I hope you're ready...I know I am!

If you need something to bring to a party, or think your own feast might need a little spicing up, make this Pumpkin Hummus. It's a great seasonal dip -- it's savory, just slightly pumpkin-y, has some of the usual pumpkin pie spices, but also a little kick. (I know, it sounds weird, but trust me, it's really good and insanely easy.)

Pumpkin Hummus

  • 2 cans chickpeas, drained
  • About 3/4 of a 15-oz can pumpkin 
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 shake of cayenne pepper


  • Put all ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth. (I said it was easy, didn't I?)
  • Serve with toasted pita bread, carrots, etc.