I just made pumpkin hummus for the first time and HAD to share! It was by far the best hummus I have ever had! I mean, maybe that it is home-made has something to do with it too haha. It amazes me how making stuff at home is SOOO much better than all that processed stuff you buy in the store is. Even a healthy food like hummus is so much more incredibly delicious when you make it in your own kitchen. And so easy! And if you don't know by now, easy is key for me with my 2 energizer bunny boys running around.
You will see many flavors of hummus around, but traditional hummus usually consists of chick peas (aka garbanzo beans), tahini, and garlic. Chickpeas are legumes, and are loaded with fiber, iron and protein. If you don't like them on a salad, don't let that scare you away from hummus! Tahini is an ingredient you may be a little more unfamiliar with. Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds. It can be a little bitter on its own, so mixing it in recipes is usually the way to go. And then there's garlic! One of my absolute favorite flavorings! Garlic not only tastes great, but has been shown to promote heart health, and protect us against certain cancers and even the common cold.
So here it is, the best hummus ever!
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp tahini
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chopped garlic
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp pure maple syrup
Puree all ingredients in a large food processor. Serve with veggies, tortilla chips, or spread on a wrap!
Thankfully this recipe makes plenty to share! Enjoy!