Kid-Pleasing Pumpkin Hummus

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Sep 26, 2018 / 0 comments

Pumpkin loves garbanzo beans – the proof is in the hummus. Add pureed pumpkin into your hummus for a subtle, earthy underlying flavor.

Pumpkin Hummus Recipe

Pumpkin Hummus Recipe

The basic recipe is fast and easy to put together:

1 15-oz. can garbanzo beans

4 tbsp. tahini

4 tbsp. pureed pumpkin

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 tsp. sea salt


Drain beans (reserving liquid) and place them into a food processor along with the pumpkin.
With the blade running add in the olive oil and half of the reserved bean liquid.
Remove the top of the food processor, scrap down the sides and add salt and tahini.
Adjust the texture and flavor of the hummus using seasoning and more pumpkin, bean liquid, and/or spices.

For pumpkin pie hummus:

Add 1/2-1 tsp. pumpkin pie seasoning (or a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves) and more pureed pumpkin

For Mediterranean-spiced pumpkin hummus:
Add 1/2 tsp. cumin, 1/4 tsp. smoked paprika, and the juice from one lemon

Kid-Pleasing Pumpkin Hummus Recipe


Kristen J. Gough is the Global Cuisines & Kids Editor for Wandering Educators. She shares her family's adventurous food experiences--and recipes--at

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