Pumpkin Hummus Recipe

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These two pumpkin hummus recipes (one sweet, and one savory) make a delicious, autumn-inspired snack!

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!! (The pumpkin, not the jack-o-lantern).

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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! And one of my favorite recipes to make this time of year is this clean eating pumpkin hummus.

The flavor in both of these dip recipes is what autumn tastes like. Deliciously comforting! Oh, and they are accidentally vegan too! And yes, it’s gluten-free as well if you make sure to use gluten-free ingredients. So eat up!

Why Make These Pumpkin Hummus Recipes?

Well aside from the crazy deliciousness of both versions of pumpkin hummus, homemade hummus is actually very beneficial, health-wise too.

  • Chickpeas – (A.K.A. garbanzo beans) A great source of fiber and plant-based protein, as well as iron, magnesium, and calcium.
  • Pumpkin – It has tons of fiber, controls blood pressure, and has been said to normalize heart function. Plus, it has lots of vitamin E, B6, A, C, and iron.
  • Maple Syrup – While maple is still being heavily studied, it is showing many promising benefits such as high levels of antioxidants, zinc, calcium, and magnesium. It is also more nutritious than honey.
A chip holds some pumpkin hummus towards the camera.

What To Serve With Pumpkin Hummus

Depending on what type of hummus you make, you’ll have different options for what to serve with it. Here are some ideas:

Savory Pumpkin Hummus 

Veggies such as carrots, cucumber slices, celery, and peppers (a red, yellow, or orange bell pepper will work best here. Green peppers aren’t as good with this) work great here. You can also spread this on sandwiches and wraps, and even mix it into a salad. You can also cut pita bread into triangles and bake them with a spritz of oil and some savory seasonings to go with this.

Sweet Pumpkin Hummus

Try pita chips or cinnamon pita chips. They go perfectly with the sweetness of this hummus! Certain crackers will also work here. Try some honey-sweetened, wholegrain graham crackers! Oh, and this pairs nicely with peanut butter too if you want to make a peanut butter sandwich with a twist.

About The Ingredients

You can print the recipes from the recipe cards below.

Clean Eating Pumpkin Hummus Recipe

Sweet Pumpkin Hummus

Chickpeas – drained and rinsed if canned – low sodium or homemade is best.

Pumpkin puree – not pumpkin pie filling.

Pure maple syrup – Don’t use the imitation stuff.

Pure vanilla extract – Here again, do not use imitation vanilla.

Pumpkin pie spice – no sugar added.

Salt – only if using homemade beans – omit for canned beans.

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Savory Pumpkin Hummus

Pumpkin puree – Not pumpkin pie filling.

Cooked chickpeas – or canned chickpeas. Drain and rinse them.

Tahini – This is an essential ingredient in most hummus recipes. It can be found at most grocery stores.

Lime juice – Freshly squeezed or bottled.

Garlic cloves – You can also use garlic granules or garlic powder if you prefer

Salt – I used pink Himalayan salt. But use whatever you normally cook with.

Cumin powder | Paprika | Olive oil

For Savory Garnish

  • Roasted Pumpkin seeds
  • A drizzle of olive oil
  • Red paprika
  • Black and white sesame seeds and chopped cilantro
  • A sprinkle of cayenne pepper
  • Smoked paprika
  • A spritz of lemon juice

For Sweet Garnish

  • A drizzle of honey
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon over the top
  • A sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice over the top (no sugar added)
  • Some chopped walnuts or pecans

How To Make Pumpkin Hummus

  1. First, if you are making your beans at home, do so. The recipe below does not include the prep time for this. I have found that a super easy way to make beans is in an Instant Pot. You can find directions for making them that way, here. If using canned beans, drain and rinse them. (And omit the salt called for in the recipe below.)
  2. Second, collect all your ingredients. so you have everything on hand and set up your food processor.
  3. Next, put all the measured ingredients into the food processor and blend until you have smooth hummus.
  4. Lastly, serve with pita chips or spread over your morning toast. Easy!
  5. Store this in the fridge for up to one week (but it probably won’t last that long!

How To Store Pumpkin Hummus

Regardless of which recipe you make, both of them should be stored in an airtight container and kept in the refrigerator. Both will last in the fridge for up to 4 or 5 days.

How To Serve Pumpkin Hummus

No matter which version you make, simply serve your hummus in a small serving bowl with your dippers surrounding it on a platter. Extra items on the side can be a variety of nut butters or any sauce you like to give your guests variety.

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Savory Pumpkin Hummus

Delicious autumn flavors that go great with pita chips!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Indian, Mediterranean
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 153kcal
Author: Tiffany McCauley

Equipment

  • 1 Food processor

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (Not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 4 tbsp. tahini
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 5 medium garlic cloves (peeled)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • ¼ cup olive oil

Garnish

  • Roasted pumpkin seeds
  • Olive oil
  • Paprika
  • Black and white sesame seeds
  • Chopped, fresh cilantro (optional)

Instructions

  • Measure out all the ingredients.
    Pumpkin hummus ingredients sitting on a white surface in individual bowls.
  • Place them all in a blender bowl.
    Pumpkin hummus ingredients sitting in a bowl.
  • Blend until smooth.
    Blended pumpkin hummus in a glass mixing bowl on a white surface.
  • Garnish and serve.
    Pumpkin hummus served in white bowls and garnished with oil and pumpkin seeds.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servings | Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4903IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg
Clean Eating Pumpkin Hummus Recipe

Sweet Pumpkin Hummus

One of the most delicious dips for autumn! Perfect paired with cinnamon pita chips, or even spread over your morning toast. It’s Autumn in a jar!
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Course: Appetizer, Dips, Spreads
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 124kcal
Author: Tiffany McCauley

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Equipment

  • Food processor

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chickpeas (drained and rinsed if canned – low sodium or homemade is best)
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice (no sugar added)
  • tsp. salt (only if using homemade beans – omit for canned beans)

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a food processor. Blend until smooth (about 3-4 minutes).
    Sweet pumpkin hummus recipe ingredients in individual, white bowls on a gray surface.
  • Serve over toast or with pita chips.
    Sweet pumpkin hummus in a white bowl. Toast sits behind it.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 4245IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1.8mg

Recipe updated 6/12/18.

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21 Comments

  1. Kim Danger says:

    This is the time of year when pumpkin gets added to everything! I always think of pumpkin as good in sweet dishes, but savory is good too. My favorite is pumpkin ravioli! Yummy!

    1. Kim – Yes! I love it with deep-fried sage. Not the healthiest choice, but dang it’s good!

  2. Christine Rodriguez says:

    OMG! I made this for a visit with a friend (didn’t have pumpkin, substituted left over sweet potato) and YUM! This will be my go-to dip recipe for the holidays for sure! Thanks!

  3. THIS loos like a recipe I am definitely going to try! YUMMM!

  4. Simply Shannon says:

    What are the blue chips along with the hummus? I’m trying to switch over my kiddos to a “better” chip. Thanks!

    1. Simply Shannon – They are not completely clean, but with a kid in the house, it’s hard not to have some chips. So I get organic, gmo-free, blue corn chips at Whole Foods. The brand is “Garden of Eatin'”

  5. Where can I find pure tahini?

    1. Kristi – Many stores carry it. I know Whole Foods has it. You can also make it. I have a recipe here on my blog for tahini sauce. Works about the same.

  6. I love pumpkin and LOVE hummus, not sure why I am so hesitant to try this but giving it a shot tonight! I’ll let you know how it goes 🙂

    Thanks!
    Sarah

  7. I love hummus. This is a fun twist on the classic recipe!

  8. Megan Hayward says:

    I LOVE ANYTHING PUMPKIN! WHAT A GREAT WAY TO INCORPORATE PUMPKIN WITH SOMETHING ELSE SO YUMMY!

  9. What is clean that I can dip into hummus? I usually use crackers or chips. Sometimes I’ve used cucumber but that is not my favorite. What does everyone else use?

    1. Sara – Ak Mak crackers are clean and very good with hummus. I believe the “Mary’s Gone Crackers” brand also has a clean variety and they are pretty good. You could also bake your own sweet potato chips.

  10. I’m so excited to try this!!!! I used to work at a very nice restaurant in Decorah, Iowa and we featured a different hummus every week. My all time favorite was called a pumpkin maple hummus, it tasted like desert soooooo yummy!!! I can’t wait to try your recipe!!!!
    Thank you

    1. Katie – Awesome! This is definitely a savory dish though. You may want to add some honey and change the spices if you are looking for something more like dessert. Enjoy!

  11. Nicole Kraakman says:

    oh my goodness this looks so yum. Plan on trying it this weekend 🙂

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