Pumpkin Hummus

I am obsessed with pumpkin right now, thank you pintrest! It seems like pumpkin has suddenly become an epidemic of fall; Pumpkin beer, Pumpkin cookies, Pumpkin Ravioli, Pumpkin pintrest boards! I know pumpkin has always been a fall favorite, but this year I think it’s bigger than ever before. And yes, (sadly?) I have fallen into the pumpkin trap. I even have a pintrest board dedicated to pumpkin recipes, and I hope to try at least one or two more. I have started experimenting with pumpkin in all sorts of ways; bread, cookies, and now hummus.

I was inspired by a recipe posted on facebook by Glutino from Cheap Recipe Blog. But, never one to follow a recipe, and this one was kind of bland so the recipe needed to be ditched, I gave it my personal touches. I added paprika, cumin and chili pepper, more tahini and extra pumpkin. YUM.

This was super easy to make and a great party recipe. It can easily be made sweeter by adding cinnamon, ginger and a little honey or almond butter (my next experiment), or even more spicy if you increase my measurements, and add cayenne. Can you handle that?


1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin
1 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons tahini
Juice from one lemon
2 teaspoons cumin
1 tablespoon garlic
1/2 teaspoon chili pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika


Place all ingredients in a food processor or blend and puree until smooth. Add spices to your liking.

Serve with crackers or vegetables or spread on toast or in a turkey sandwich.

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I've been on a gluten free diet since January 2009. It's been an adventure, and a challenge at times. I love to go to new restaurants and try new foods, and being gluten free can make eating out difficult at times. But I will not let my dietary restrictions get in my way of finding new restaurants and products. These are my stories of being a young women in a big city, eating out and trying new foods, all while NOT eating gluten. Like I said, it's an adventure and you are welcome to come along... Please note that as I try to eat gluten free 100% of the time, my intolerance is not as severe as others so please use caution when dining at restaurants that are not certified gluten free.

9 thoughts on “Pumpkin Hummus

  1. I’ve been making hummus lately, so this recipe caught my eye. Sounds cool! I add lots of extra spice to my hummus, too, recipes don’t seem to have the right amount! I want to try this – I still have some pumpkin left from the holidays!

  2. I LOVE pumpkin, anytime, year round! this sounds delish but also really easy to make!

  3. This sounds awesome! I’ve been staring at the cans of post holiday clearance pumpkin I bought, haven’t felt like pumpkin bread… I can definitely get on board with pumpkin hummus!

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