With the onset of fall, the time is finally here to enjoy the flavours of this great harvest and there is no better way to use up leftover pumpkin in your fridge.
Imagine a bowl of creamy, dreamy pumpkin hummus…it’s the most beautiful thing in the world. But the texture! So creamy and smooth, and just melts in your mouth. This Pumpkin Hummus Dip has all of those ingredients – plus chickpeas and walnuts. It’s creamy and delicious and makes an amazing dip for parties or potlucks as well.
I love a good dip, and when it's as simple as making hummus, I'm happy and ready to dive in. Hummus isn't just for veggies and pita bread either—you can use it to top grilled chicken or fish!
1 small firm pumpkin
2 - 4 tbsp
1 garlic clove, pressed
5 tbsp / ¼ cup + 1 tbsp tahini, hulled
½ tsp salt, more to taste
¼ tsp hot chilli powder (optional)
olive oil, for roasting
fresh parsley or coriander, to garnish
black and white sesame seeds, to garnish
2 tsp chilli oil or extra virgin olive oil, to garnish
You will need either a food processor or a blender. However, the blender will give you the smoothest consistency, but if you don’t have one, the food processor will work well too.
The key to making this dip is to use canned pumpkin puree instead of pumpkin pie filling (which is thicker and less flavorful). If you use fresh pumpkin instead of canned, you might want to add a little salt. This hummus will taste delicious, but if you want to take it to the next level, you can add some seasonings. First, I like to add a little bit of garlic and chilli powder. The chilli powder gives it a little kick while the garlic adds a nice flavour.
If you are looking for something more traditional, try adding olive oil or tahini (sesame paste). Both of these will make your hummus taste amazing!
What can you pair Pumpkin Hummus with ?
Traditionally hummus is eaten with bread. So it’s great with pita bread, naan bread, or spread over toast or sourdough. You can also serve it with crackers or veggies like celery sticks or carrots.Hummus is also an excellent addition to salads.
You can make your own salad dressing by mixing olive oil, lemon juice and garlic into a blender then add tahini. This will give you a creamy dressing that goes well on any salad.
Hummus is one of those things that everyone seems to love but few people make themselves. And even though it’s easy enough to whip up in your own kitchen, many people think of it as something that requires a lot of time and effort. But that couldn’t be further from the truth! It only takes a few minutes and if you have some basic ingredients on hand, you can have homemade hummus ready in no time.
We hope you enjoy this simple & delicious recipe that goes great with the fall season! Tag us on Instagram @berryandbrie or send us a message. We’d love to see your creation!