I’m a big savory snack gal, and hummus is always a major go-to in my world. It makes the perfect addition to snack boards, a dip for crackers or veggies, or even a sauce for pasta. Yes, you read that correctly. Whip up my Mediterranean Hummus Pasta if you don’t believe me .
And while hummus really doesn’t need anything additional to make it delicious, there are so many ways to take it to the next level. For example, my Roasted Beet Hummus is both beautiful and a great way to sneak some extra nutritious veggies into your diet.
But for this specific recipe, I decided to use my favorite fall ingredient, pumpkin purée, and give it a savory twist. It’s one of the best additions to sweet treats, but it also adds extra flavor and texture to dips, sauces and more!
For this tasty dip, you’ll only need a few pantry staples such as chickpeas, canned pumpkin, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and spices. Chickpeas are probably one of the most frequently consumed foods in my diet, mostly due to how versatile they are!
You can check out TONS of chickpea-based recipes on my site here if you’re as big of a fan as I am. And for those who aren’t quite convinced, chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) are incredibly nutrient-dense, a great source of plant-based protein and budget-friendly. You might have a can, or several, already sitting on your pantry shelf just waiting to be transformed into a delicious, nutritious meal or sweet treat.
I also encourage you to read through my 7 Creative Uses for a Can of Chickpeas post to get you started.
To really amp up this hummus in the flavor department, though, roasted garlic is the move. Garlic has been utilized for centuries thanks to its medicinal properties and is even more delicious when roasted and mellowed out a bit.
Garlic is incredibly nutrient-rich, can help reduce blood pressure, improve cholesterol, prevent memory-related diseases, detoxify the body from heavy metals, improve athletic performance, strengthen bones and much more.
I can’t encourage you enough to start throwing it into every dish possible from hummus to salad dressing, stir fry, pasta and more.
The best thing about this recipe, though? All you have to do it throw all of the ingredients into your food processor or blender, and that’s that.
Serve this taste, seasonal dip alongside pita bread, crackers, sliced veggies and more. Let me know if you decide to whip this up for your festivities to come!
- 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- ¾ cup pumpkin purée
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3 cloves of roasted garlic (see directions)
- juice of one lemon (about 2 tbsp)
- 1 ¼ tsp ground cumin
- ½ tsp fresh rosemary, finely minced
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
Bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden and fragrant. Watch as to avoid burning.
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