This savory pumpkin hummus is a delicious and creamy alternative to the traditional version inspired by seasonal ingredients and flavors. It makes the perfect high-protein and nutrient-dense snack or side dish that happens to be vegan, gluten-free, and grain-free. It works so well in wraps and sandwiches and also as a spread on toast or pizza.

Savory Pumpkin Hummus [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Ingredients

  • 1 and 3/4 cups cooked chickpeas (or one 14-oz can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained)
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Pinch of sea salt, black pepper, and red chili flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup aquafaba (chickpea cooking water) or water
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Preparation

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Add more water if necessary to reach your desired consistency.
  2. Taste test and adjust seasoning as desired.
  3. Garnish with more extra-virgin olive oil, sesame seeds, and fresh parsley if desired, and enjoy!
  4. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to a week.
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