Pumpkin- white bean hummus

There is nothing better for a snack than an homemade hummus.

Traditional hummus is Middle Eastern spread usually made of chickpeas which is absolute classic. With the popularity of this dish, more varieties have been created. Such as my version of pumpkin and white beans. I added a bit of cayenne pepper for a spicy taste and instead of olive oil I used pumpkin one to emphasize the pumpkin flavour. I use to serve hummus with wholegrain bread or homemade pita but you can serve it also with some crackers or even pieces of veggies. This snack is definitely one of the healthiest, yummiest and most nutritious options and it’s always a win for any party. If you like traditional hummus I am sure you will also like this pumpkin-white bean version of it too.

Ingredients:

  • 1 smaller pumpkin, cut into bigger chunks
  • 1/2 can of white beans
  • 1Tbs tahini
  • 1Tbs coconut oil
  • 1Tbs pumpkin oil
  • 2Tbs lemon juice
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 200°C. Place the pumpkin on the  baking tray, season with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper and add the coconut oil. Bake for about 30 minutes (or until tender). Set aside to cool.
  • Process the pumpkin, white beans, pumpkin oil and tahini in a food processor until almost smooth. Add the lemon juice and process until well combined and smooth. Add salt if it’s necessary.
  • Serve with bread or crackers, sprinkled with pumpkin (or any other seeds) and a bit of pumpkin oil on the top.

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