Weekly Recipes

Pumpkin Hummus

Pumpkin Hummus for Game Day parties

Pumpkin Hummus – perfect for Halloween or Thanksgiving, and super simple to make. And, yes, it is a nice shade of orange. Awesome flavor and healthy! Add jalapenos or hot chiles to make it really spicy.

This is a perfect dip for any upcoming Broncos games, or Thanksgiving, or any get-together. And, yes, it is a lovely shade of orange. It’s got a fabulous, robust flavor. And you can make it in 5 minutes. Plus, it will keep for over a week. Can’t beat it. I like easy + fabulous.

In the photo above, the hummus is used as a dip with Broncos blue tortilla chips that were made by Safeway last year. They haven’t started making them this year, and may not unless the Broncos at least get in the playoffs. So… if you want the blue and orange for a game day party, you’ll have to use regular old blue tortilla chips. They just aren’t as bright blue as these.

Pumpkin Hummus is also great with crudites. Below I’m serving it on a plate with orange, purple, and green cauliflower. I bought all three at Sprouts. Isn’t it pretty? And I added some red bell pepper. Love red bell pepper, can’t get enough of it.

This recipe is super quick, thanks to Bush’s Hummus Made Easy. It’s a pouch with olive oil, tahini, garlic and spices – basically everything you need except the garbanzo beans. I have a dozen pouches in my pantry and I’m going to make sure I don’t run out. It comes in 3 flavors: Original, Roasted Red Pepper, and Black Bean. Judging by the best by date, it should keep in the pantry for about a year. Lately, I’ve been seeing lots of coupons for it in the Denver Post, usually $1 off of Hummus Made Easy & a can of Bush’s Best beans.

I’ve tried making this with and without chiles. This has such a robust flavor, it doesn’t need the chiles; but if you want heat – the spiciness of chiles, then you want to add jalapenos or hot green chiles. Don’t bother with mild – you’ll have to add a buttload to even detect them. This is a great recipe either way.

I really hope you try this one – and let me know how you like it. Got any other ideas for what to serve it with? Let me know!

Pumpkin Hummus with Veggies

Pumpkin Hummis with Crudites is super easy, big time tasty, and good for you! Perfect for fall, it’s a gorgeous orange and goes great with veggies, tortilla chips or pita bread. Plus, you can make it as much as a week in advance.

Pumpkin Hummus
Prep time
Total time
Serves: 4 cups
  • 1 pouch Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Made Easy
  • 1 can Bush's Best Garbanzo Beans
  • ⅔ cup canned pumpkin
  • chili powder or paprika
  • optional: If you want to add heat, add 1 tsp minced jalapeno or 2 tbsp hot green chiles
  1. Drain and rinse a 15 oz can of garbanzo beans.
  2. Dump the pouch of Hummus Made Easy into a food processor with the garbanzo beans and the pumpkin.
  3. Blend the mixture in the food processor until you get the desired consistency, maybe 15-30 seconds. You may need to add a bit of water.
  4. If you want to crank up the spiciness and add some real heat, blend in 1 to 2 tsp minced jalapeno or 2 tbsp hot green chiles. Add a bit at a time to adjust to your desired heat level.
  5. Spoon into a serving bowl and sprinkle with chili powder or paprika. Serve with pita bread, tortilla chips, or veggies.
  6. Enjoy!
This is normally too thick for a blender, and the blades will tend to spin without circulating the mixture. You can make do with a blender, but you may have to add more liquid and stir frequently to get it to blend.


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