Spicy Pumpkin Hummus

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You haven’t had hummus quite like this before! Spicy Pumpkin Hummus is perfect for parties or get-togethers. Serve a batch of this uniquely-flavored spicy treat with toast, as a dip for apples & veggies, or with a plate of whole wheat pita bread.

The key ingredient in most hummus recipes, is tahini, which is a paste made from hulled sesame seeds. When opening a can of tahini, you will notice the oils are separated from the ground seeds and has an appearance similar to natural peanut butter. Simply stir the tahini and enjoy in a batch of Spicy Pumpkin Hummus.

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Spicy Pumpkin Hummus

Spicy Pumpkin Hummus

Yields: 2-1/4 cups | Serving Size: 2 tablespoons | Calories: 41 | Total Fat: 3.2 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 8 mg | Carbohydrates: 3.1 g | Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g | Sugars: 0.8 g | Protein: 0.9 g | SmartPoint (Freestyle): 1 |


  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup freshly chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup Tahini (sesame seed paste or sesame butter), stir before using
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until well blended. Pour into a glass bowl, cover and refrigerate 2 to 8 hours before serving. If desired, drizzle with additional extra-virgin olive oil before serving.
  2. Serve with toasted whole wheat pita bread wedges, as a veggie dip, or with whole wheat crackers.

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