Sunday, February 5, 2012

Curried Pumpkin Hummus

I love a good hummus. And this is a really really good hummus. I kept seeing pumpkin hummus on blogs (mind you this was back in the fall) so one day when I had an open can of pumpkin, I knew what I had to do with the leftovers.

I didn't taste the pumpkin, but I loved how creamy the hummus was and it had a really great flavour from the curry powder, cumin, garlic, almonds and tahini. The original recipe doesn't have any oil, and I tried to make it that way but it just wasn't coming together in the nice smooth way that I like. So I added a tablespoon of oil and it was perfect.

If this sounds good, you might also like:
Roasted Red Pepper & Almond Hummus
Spinach Artichoke Heart Dip
Sweet Potato Black Bean Salsa

Curried Pumpkin Hummus
Adapted from Diet, Dessert and Dogs

Makes about 3 cups

Scant 1 cup dry chickpeas, soaked 8 hours, cooked and drained (or 2 1/2 cups cooked, rinsed and drained)
3/4 cup canned pumpkin purée
1/4 cup raw almonds
3 tbsp tahini
1/3 cup water
1 tbsp olive oil
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp sea salt, or to taste

In a food processor, add all the ingredients. Process until smooth.


Amy said...

What an interesting and creative take on hummus! I bet it's delicious.

janet @ the taste space said...

I love how pumpkin puree adds creaminess without heaviness to dishes. I can't wait to try this one out next time I crack open a container of pumpkin puree. :)

Eileen said...

Man, everyone is posting such interesting hummus variations this week! Maybe I will try this one with roasted butternut squash...

Ricki said...

I'm so glad you liked it! And thanks so much for giving it a try. Hmmmm. . . .I have a can of pumpkin in the cupboard. . .! ;-)

Joanne said...

I've made this before and really liked it! You can't taste teh pumpkin but it still tastes yummy!

Kristin said...

Yum! I love all things hummus but tahini is impossible to find here. I will have to have my mother ship me out some so that I can make this.

-hannah. said...

I took this to a super bowl party today. absolutely deeeelicious!

Shaheen said...

MMM i wil have to try a variation of this some day - may have to wait until the autumn. Canned pumpkin is expensive here.

Johanna GGG said...

love pumpkin hummus and this looks so good I can even smell it