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My creamy pumpkin hummus with cinnamon: a very easy to make ahead hummus and a most surprising Thanksgiving dipping sauce...

Pumpkin Hummus with Cinnamon

My creamy pumpkin hummus with cinnamon: a very easy to make ahead hummus and a most surprising Thanksgiving dipping sauce...
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories per serving 852 kcal

Ingredients

  • 7 oz fresh pumpkin (200 g)
  • 7 oz canned chickpeas (200 g), drained weight
  • 1 medium shallot
  • 2 small garlic cloves
  • ½ cup olive oil (120 ml)
  • ½ tsp paprika powder
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. If you are using canned pumpkin puree, you can obviously skip the next 2 steps! Peel, clean and chop up the fresh pumpkin, the garlic cloves and the shallot. Then pour a little olive oil in a non-stick pan and place it over medium heat. Add the chopped shallot and garlic once the oil is hot.
  2. My creamy pumpkin hummus with cinnamon: a very easy to make ahead hummus and a most surprising Thanksgiving dipping sauce...
  3. Gently cook the shallot and garlic for 4 minutes. Then add the chopped pumpkin.
  4. My creamy pumpkin hummus with cinnamon: a very easy to make ahead hummus and a most surprising Thanksgiving dipping sauce...
  5. Stir well and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes or until the pumpkin starts to soften a little. Season with a dash of pepper and salt. Take the pan off the heat and let the pumpkin cool a bit. Drain the canned chickpeas and rinse them well under cold running tap water. Then add them to a clean blender.
  6. My creamy pumpkin hummus with cinnamon: a very easy to make ahead hummus and a most surprising Thanksgiving dipping sauce...
  7. Pulse a few times into a chickpea crumble. Then add the cooked and cooled pumpkin.
  8. My creamy pumpkin hummus with cinnamon: a very easy to make ahead hummus and a most surprising Thanksgiving dipping sauce...
  9. Pulse again. Then gradually add the olive oil to the hummus. You can also add a little water in the beginning if you don't want the hummus to be too oily.
  10. My creamy pumpkin hummus with cinnamon: a very easy to make ahead hummus and a most surprising Thanksgiving dipping sauce...
  11. Season with a little pinch of pepper, salt, half of the cinnamon (watch out, the hummus is so delicate the cinnamon overpowers it quickly) and the spicy paprika.
  12. My creamy pumpkin hummus with cinnamon: a very easy to make ahead hummus and a most surprising Thanksgiving dipping sauce...
  13. Pulse again and then check the seasoning. Add extra pepper, salt, cinnamon or spicy paprika to taste if necessary. You should end up with a very smooth and creamy paste, not runny but not too dry as well. Transfer the pumpkin and cinnamon hummus to a clean serving bowl. Serve at room temperature.

  14. My creamy pumpkin hummus with cinnamon: a very easy to make ahead hummus and a most surprising Thanksgiving dipping sauce...