Pumpkin Hummus

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Daniel Fast Recipes, Party Drinks and Appetizers | 2 comments

My friend Jacqueline sent a recipe for Pumpkin Hummus wondering if it could be prepared without a food processor.  At first, I deduced that it would not be smooth enough without the big whirl, then reconsidered.







Beginning with a can of pumpkin and adding the remaining ingredients using a hand held mixer-- is as easy as pumpkin pie.  I used the Cuisinart.








The result (using a mixer) may not be as smooth and creamy but—it is a delicious surprise with an autumn-style twist on traditional Middle Eastern spread.








Light, lemony with a little kick and foolproof too; zizz this up and see who can identify the mystery ingredient!








Pumpkin Hummus


  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin (not pie mix)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (to taste)
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Toasted pumpkin seeds to garnish


  1. Place all the ingredients except parsley and pepitas into the bowl of a food processor or blender; and process until smooth. Stir in parsley. Spoon hummus into a serving bowl and garnish with pumpkin seeds if desired. Serve with toasted pita wedges.
  2. --myfreediet.com





  1. 9-22-2014

    I have to make this! You continue to amaze me Peggy. I can’t even decide what to make for dinner half the time, but then, this is your gift!

    • 9-22-2014

      Thanks Patty, I would never have thought of this if Jaci hadn’t brought it to my attention!

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