Pumpkin Hummus….is So Good!

Savory Pumpkin Hummus! So healthy & So good! nosmalllife.me

If you have a love of orange vegetables and a love for all things hummus, why not marry the two?  That is exactly where I found myself one evening.  I had been craving hummus for about a week.  HOWEVER, my Dr. recently told me that I need to add sesame seeds (ie tahini) to the ever growing list of foods to avoid for a while (Thank you Dr.) That being said, I knew if I wanted hummus… I needed to make hummus.  No worries, hummus is crazy easy to make.  HOWEVER, it’s fall and as a responsible Autumnal citizen, I thought my hummus could use a little Beta-Carotene kick from the Squash family.

Savory Pumpkin Hummus- meganreablog & nosmalllife.me

(I  pretty much ❤ all orange veggies.  Remember this post when I make smoothies with them?)  Hummus is a fairly healthy food in and of itself as long as you don’t O.D on it.  But, you add Pumpkin to the mix?  You’ve just boosted your immune system, your eye health, helped prevent cancer & heart disease, and just significantly bumped up the fiber and iron content of your diet.  See? Pumpkins.  Not just for decorating.

Pumpkin Hummus

  • Time: 10min
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 1 can Chic Peas, rinsed & drained
  • 1 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tbs Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tbs P2B (see below)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • enough water to get it moving

Add all the ingredients to a blender or food processor and you will have hummus in about 30 seconds. 🙂

Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 min to give the flavors a chance to hang out and become BFF’s.

Hi, I’m “below.”

Ok, SO P2B.  If you haven’t heard of this stuff, let me first say, “You’re Welcome!” 

How to Use P2B-nosmalllife.me

P2B is a powdered peanut butter.  The peanuts are roasted and pressed to release the oil and fat.  The result is a Peanut Butter that you re-hydrate with water or the milk of your choice (I’ve used Almond, Coconut and most recently Flax-yep that’s a thing.) And let me tell you, it’s good!  The only ingredients are peanuts, sugar and salt.  And while you’d think it would be loaded with extra salt and sugar to replace the fat, you’d be wrong 🙂  it actually has less than conventional Peanut Butter.

Obviously, I’ve used it here as a Tahini Replacement, BUT I’ve also used it in baking, to lighten up a Pad Thai recipe, and made it into an “ice cream” with frozen bananas.  So. Good. And at about 22 calories a Tbs, there’s nothing to have #foodguilt over 😀 Very important stuff especially being on the cusp of the Holiday season.  There’s going to be a lot of opportunities for indulgence.  Why not start now, “health-i-fying” up some of your recipes?

Savory Pumpkin Hummus- meganreablog & nosmalllife.me

So, if you’ve been wanting to throw a low-calorie, nutrient dense, highly delicious party for your taste buds that will literally take you 5 min…Your No Small Life need look no further.

Hoping you enjoy some healthy indulgences this weekend 🙂

Until next time…

Meg

 

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Comments

  1. I love hummus! I would never have thought to add pumpkin. 🙂

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  2. I love hummus, but I never thought to add pumpkin. I’m definitely going to try it.

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  3. I’m not a huge fan of hummus but I think if I added one of my favorite things (pumpkin), I might be more keen to try it again! And PB2 is pretty amazing, it can go into anything!

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  4. Sounds great. I am going to try this minus a few ingredients that I can’t have. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays blog hop. Pinned & twitted.

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  5. Pumpkin hummus sounds AMAZING. I love both hummus and all things pumpkin.

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  6. Oh my, this sounds awesome! I am a vegetarian and love hummus and I love pumpkin, so this will hopefully hit the spot! 🙂 Pinned for later! 🙂

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  7. Hummus is one of my very favorite snacks. I love to add other veggies like carrots, sundried tomatoes, or spinach, but have never tried pumpkin! This sounds so good, and I’ll be sharing it on my FB page today as part of my month-long pumpkin recipe feature. Pinning and tweeting too!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Wake Up Wednesday!

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    • Yay for a fellow hummus lover! I’ll have to try some of those other flavors, they sound amazing! Wow, thank you SO much Karen really honored to be featured and for all the social media love 😊

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  8. Jenna @ A Savory Feast says:

    Ok I just saw PB2 in the grocery store and thought it was such a weird idea. But that makes total sense! I love that the fat and oils are removed. I bet it would be good in protein shakes! Also, this hummus is such a creative way to use pumpkin! Thanks for sharing it with Hump Day Happenings.

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  9. Wow! My family loves hummus and pumpkin! This sounds like a wonderful combo! Thanks so much for sharing it at Savoring Saturdays, Megan, I hope you’ll come back this weekend!

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  10. This sounds yummy, and it’s perfect for this season. I’m linking up from the Inspiration Monday link party!

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  11. balmtomysoul says:

    Mmm. Love hummus. Like the alterations that you’ve made. Looks good.

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  12. G’day! Looks very healthy indeed! Thanks for sharing at our #SayGdayParty! Please make sure to revisit if you haven’t already and say G’day to the hosts and someone else at the party! Cheers! Joanne @ What’s On The List Pinned

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  13. Lou Lou Girls says:

    Oh yum! Pinned. Lou Lou Girls

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  14. I love hummus – but I’ve never, ever added tahini! We always just did olive oil, some garlic and the beans… but now, I’m thinking that adding in some pumpkin would be awesome!
    And, I’m happy to be your co-host this week at Thank You Honey’s Whatever Wednesday! 🙂

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  15. dwellinginhappiness says:

    I never thought to put pumpkin in hummus, but YUM! What a yummy idea! I’ve heard of PB2, but never tried it. Good to know!! Thanks for linking with us this week at Motivational Monday!! Hope to see you again on Sunday!

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  16. At my house hummus is a everyday go to! We LOVE it. And pumpkin. My husband could eat pumpkin by the bucketful. I have got to try this ASAP!

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  17. I love hummus but have never tried pumpkin. I’ll have to give this a shot. Thanks for sharing! I’m a new food blogger and love meeting others. I’ve followed your social sites and hope we can connect. I look forward to reading more of your blog! Becky

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  18. Hummus is probably my favorite food- and so is pumpkin…so this combination sounds amazing! And I love that it includes pb2! Tahini is kinda expensive, and I never use it in anything else, and pb2 is also great for smoothies. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Thanks so much Stephanie! I really hope you enjoy it! pb2 IS great in smoothies. I haven’t baked with it yet, but there’s coming a day! ;D Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. With those spices it has to be good!! Thanks for Sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again tomorrow…love your stuff!! Pinned!

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  20. I LOVE Pumpkin, and I LOVE hummus…Thanks for this! I am definitely making it for this weekend. Do you mind if I include it in a Memorial Day roundup on my blog? 🙂

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