It’s officially my favorite time of year! Pumpkin time! And not just because you get to buy one and carve it into a puuuurty jack-o-lantern, but also because you get to eat it!! (Pumpkin, not the jack-o-lantern).
Yup, yup… I love the pumpkin patches, the hay bales everywhere I look, the halloween decorations and the chill in the evening air. There’s just nothing like it! I look forward to it all year long, and frankly, would love it if it were like that all year round!
Now I know you summer enthusiasts feel differently. But you won’t change my mind on this. Autumn is the Best. Season. E.V.E.R.!!!!
So to celebrate the fact that I get to eat pumpkin again, I’m going to share with you a……..
Not surprised? Well phoo. At least try to join in on my happy disposition, okay? Humor me here!
I had heard talk of pumpkin hummus before, so I gave it a whirl here recently. Literally. In my food processor. See what I did there? Ha!
I love to try different types of hummus, but I wasn’t sure what to expect from pumpkin hummus. And after trying it, I have to say it’s delicious, but I don’t really taste a HUGE flavor difference from regular hummus. So I would be inclined to tell you that if you want to sneak some extra veggies into your eating plan, this is a great way to do it! Pumpkin is jam-packed with good-for-you nutrients, and this is a great way to get them without even realizing it!
I mean, hummus is good no matter what, right? So if you can squeeze a few extra nutrients into something you already love, why not do it?!?
YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY:
- Clean Eating Traditional Hummus
- Clean Eating Taco Hummus
- Clean Eating Sun Dried Tomato and Olive Hummus
Clean Eating Pumpkin Hummus
- 1 (15 oz.) can or home cooked chickpeas, drained & rinsed if canned
- 1/2 cup canned or home prepared pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup pure tahini, not tahini sauce
- 1 tbsp. garlic powder or 2 cloves roasted garlic
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 lemon, juiced
- Salt to taste
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper and paprika (optional – if you want it spicy)
- Water as needed
- Place all ingredients in a food processor. Blend until smooth, adding water as needed to get a consistency you like.
Number of servings (yield): Approximately 2 3/4 cups