Pumpkin Hummus

Here’s a great savory pumpkin recipe perfect for your Halloween party or get together. This week is Halloween week at the Family Kitchen, and there are many fun recipe ideas you can do with your kids on the holiday.

This recipe was developed for Babble.com.

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Pumpkin Hummus

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8 oz dry garbanzo beans
4 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1 – 15 oz can pumpkin puree
1/4 cup tahini paste
the juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin


1. Rinse beans and check for any bad beans or stones and remove. Add water to beans and let soak 4 – 6 hours or overnight. Place beans and their water in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Let simmer over medium low heat until tender, about an hour.

2. Add cooked beans and their water to a food processor. Add canned pumpkin puree, tahini paste, lemon juice and cumin. Pulse until combined. Then turn on food processor and stream in olive oil. Blend until hummus is creamy.

Note: My food processor held everything, but you might want to do this in two batches, depending on the size of your food processor.

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

fresh pumpkin seeds
olive oil

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove seeds from pumpkin. Rinse in a colander well, removing all stringy pumpkin parts attached to the seeds.

2.  Lightly grease a cookie sheet with olive oil. Spread the seeds in a single layer on the sheet. Roast for 10 – 15 minutes, or just until lightly browned.

3.  Be sure to keep a close eye on them so they don’t burn.

4.  Let cool and sprinkle with salt.

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  15 Responses to “Pumpkin Hummus”

  1. Kalynskitchen — October 5, 2010 @ 7:20 pm

    Awesome looking recipe! I don’t think I’ve ever seen this before.

  2. Angelia McGowan — October 5, 2010 @ 7:37 pm

    Pumpkin Hummus http://goo.gl/fb/e23Xc

  3. Sarah Melamed — October 5, 2010 @ 7:42 pm

    yeah to pumpkin hummus! pRT @EclecticRecipes: Pumpkin Hummus http://bit.ly/cT7Vaf

  4. Anastasia M. Ashman — October 5, 2010 @ 7:48 pm

    never heard of this combo of 2 faves, will try! -> Pumpkin Hummus http://bit.ly/cT7Vaf via @EclecticRecipes @foodbridge #foodie

  5. Tickled Red — October 5, 2010 @ 8:22 pm

    RT @EclecticRecipes: Pumpkin Hummus http://goo.gl/fb/e23Xc

  6. Food Jihadist — October 5, 2010 @ 8:52 pm

    RT @Thandelike: never heard of this combo of 2 faves, will try! -> Pumpkin Hummus http://bit.ly/cT7Vaf via @EclecticRecipes @foodbr …

  7. redkathy — October 5, 2010 @ 10:53 pm

    Nice recipe Angie and what great blog spot over at Family Kitchen.

  8. Monet — October 5, 2010 @ 11:55 pm

    Not only is this recipe completely unique and creative, but it presents just perfectly! I’ve been wanting to hollow out a pumpkin to use as a serving dish, and now I have a great reason to do so! Thanks for sharing a great fall recipe, and a wonderfully innovative way to serve it!

  9. Kim — October 6, 2010 @ 7:25 am

    I love this idea! It’s perfect for the season. The addition of the puree and the cumin sounds so intriguing and how cute is that in your little white pumpkin?

  10. Michelle — October 6, 2010 @ 11:28 am

    Just checked out your recipe and I’ve bookmarked it. I love hummus and often eat it for lunch. Love the twist on a favorite.

  11. Judith van Praag — October 23, 2010 @ 3:00 pm

    Excellent idea, makes for a good marriage, love the presentation as well. Put it in the blender, add some stock and you’ll have a great soup too I bet.

  12. Anastasia M. Ashman — October 23, 2010 @ 5:22 pm

    another seasonal combo I'm going to try: Pumpkin Hummus http://bit.ly/cT7Vaf via @EclecticRecipes @Foodbridge #foodie

  13. I8LA — October 23, 2010 @ 5:24 pm

    http://twitter.com/Thandelike2010another seasonal combo I'm going to try: Pumpkin Hummus http://bit.ly/cT7Vaf via @EclecticRecipes @Fo…

  14. Judith van Praag — October 23, 2010 @ 7:02 pm

    Like the idea a lot, think it'll make good blender #soup as well [email protected] Pumpkin Hummus http://bt.io/GCvp

  15. Margherita — February 27, 2012 @ 10:19 am

    Was looking for a hummus recipe with a twist…guess I just found it! This looks incredible.
    Gonna try this tonight for sure!

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