Did I mention How Much I Love Pumpkin??

If the rising amount of Pumpkin recipes on my blog and my drooling comments on all of your pumpkin posts hasn’t made it clear, I LOVE PUMPKIN!! Whadda ya mean, you couldn’t hear me!? Ok, I’ll say it again.  I LOVE PUMPKIN!!!  Yes, yes, I know. I’m very subtle when it comes to displaying my likes and dislikes. I bet that not a one of you knew I loved chocolate, Twinkies or Cheetos did you? Or that I absolutely hate beef liver? Shocking huh? I really need to learn to express myself better don’t I? Oh… by the way.. I LOVE PUMPKIN!!!

Autumn in the blogging world is obviously the time when we see a plethora (dontcha just love when I use big words… like “I want a  plethora of Twinkies and Cheetos”. Now THERE’S an awesome sentence!) of pumpkin recipes (as well as apple and pear recipes and Thanksgiving style recipes and…and…and.. *drools yet again*). I absolutely love this time of year.  Not sure I made that clear before either hehe. Seriously though, I do. I love the weather, the way people seem more chilled out (and not just cause they are cold) and I definitely love the foods. Especially…erhmmm… pumpkin.

One thing I notice though is that there are many more sweet Pumpkin recipes than there are anything else. Mind you, you’ll never see me knocking that (I love love love my Pumpkin Cranberry Bread Recipe   as well as the 5000000 pumpkin recipes I’ve printed out in the last few days) but Pumpkin is wonderful in so much more than sweets mmmmmmmmaaaaaan!

The other day I received an email that had a recipe for Pumpkin Hummus. I was all over that one! I love hummus. It’s one of my favorite snacks or light meals. So combine that with my love for Pumpkin and I knew I had to try this. So I did. And it was bland and downright boring which is why I’m not sharing where I got it. I don’t want to show where I got a ick recipe.  So we all know me right? No way could I just say “oh well, that’s that. I’m done.” Nope. I had to fix it… cause that’s the kind of a gal I am. Or something.

And fix it I did. I make a curried Pumpkin risotto that I love. I mean, it’s absolutely amazingly good! Yes btw, I will be sharing that recipe here during the Pumpkinish season. So the risotto popped into my mind and I figured “why not?” So I added some curry powder to the pumpkin hummus mix, a bit more salt, a touch of red pepper and oh my gosh, is it good! It has a tang from the lemon mixed with a meld of exotic flavor from the curry and garlic. All topped off of course by the wonderfully fresh UNSWEETENED flavor of pumpkin. If you like Pumpkin and want a light meal, side dish or snack, try this. I served it with onion flatbreads. My husband, peasant that he is, didn’t like it. But that’s ok… more for me 😀

Curried Pumpkin Hummus

  1. 1 15 ounce can pumpkin puree
  2. 2 to 3 tablespoons tahini
  3. 2 teaspoons  garlic powder
  4. 2 teaspoons onion powder
  5. 2 1/2 teaspoons mild curry powder
  6. 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  7. 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste. I’m not a big salt person but many of you may need more)
  8. 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  9. 1 teaspoon olive oil
  10. 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  11. 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • In a food processor, combine all ingredients until smooth and creamy.
  • Taste for seasoning.
  • Spoon into serving bowl and drizzle with a little more olive oil and sprinkle with a touch more curry powder.
  • Eat.
  • Feel good about it because this is actually quite good for you.
  • Cheer because I’m so good at figuring out ways to add extra superfluous (another big word… didya see that?) recipe directions because I hate short recipes.

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41 thoughts on “Did I mention How Much I Love Pumpkin??

      • No mushrooms? Seriously? But there are so many different ones with so many wonderfully different flavors and textures. YUM!!

        I’m still looking for that perfect pumpkin ravioli recipe, this could satisfy me in the meantime.

        • I know Bel. He has so many flaws but I love him anyway 😛 Let me know if you make this (or if Gary makes it for you lol) and how you like it. Make sure to taste for seasoning before finishing up.

  1. As soon as saw the title of this dish in my Foodbuzz inbox I knew I had to come over to check it out. Curry is one of my favorite ingredients. Pumpkin is one of my favorite flavors. Hummus is one of my favorite snacks. And you went and combined them all! I can NOT wait to try this. Thanks for sharing!

    • Me too Liz!! And if I have any left over, you all will be getting my curried pumpkin risotto recipe sooner than I planned cause just using this hummus in it would work well.

    • Cassie, they definitely do! I can’t wait to post my curried pumpkin risotto… talk about things that go together! And thank you! 🙂

      Tina, give it a try. If you like spicy, try maybe red pepper or three pepper hummus (you can find good ones at any decent grocery store. Sabras is a good brand.)… it usually has a nice bite. If not, garlic is always good too. Then maybe you can work your way up to Pumpkin hummus 🙂

    • Eliot, please let me know if you liked it if you try it. And you’re right; fall is definitely the perfect time for something like this.

      Erin, the original recipe was just so…so…sooooo… BORING! lol. I had to kick it up a notch to quote Mr. Lagasse 😛 And you didn’t know I like Pumpkin? Darn! I hafta be more clear about things.

  2. This is awesome! I love hummus (and pumpkin). It’s funny – because of my cinnamon allergy, I just made a savory pumpkin dish, too. I guess you’re just a trend setter!

    BTW – I had NO IDEA you liked Cheetos!

    • Thanks Ann! And yep… I keep those likes of mine like the Cheetos close to the chest don’t I?

      Kara, give it a try! If you like hummus, this is definitely a unique one.

  3. Ok, I’m reading the recipe and still don’t think I’m sold. Maybe it’s because my favorite dessert in the world is pumpkin pie (well, next to any kind of cheese cake, that is). Maybe it’s because I’ve been eating the original version of hummus since I could barely walk. To combine those things? I just can’t wrap my peasant brain around it.

    • Thats ok Mom Chef…. not everyone is gonna like it. And I love regular hummus myself (Spicy Three Pepper is my all time favorites) so I can understand thinking it’s kind of weird 🙂 Maybe the next recipe I post will be more to your taste.
      Also, one of my faves is Pumpkin pie too hehe. I swear, I could eat a whole pie by myself if I didn’t control myself.

      Thanks Rebecca!

  4. Janet! How very creative! I love getting some of the different flavored hummus at Harris Teeter…(like moroccan). But pumpkin….this must taste so awesome! I love all of your pumpkin recipes….but I especially can’t wait for the pumpkin risotto! Bring it on!!! Yay!

    • Stephanie, I’d suggest using a pita bread, not your hands 😛

      Lindsey, I knew I liked you for a reason 😀

      Thanks Anne. 🙂 Oooo, Moroccan hummus? What all is in that one?

  5. Who doesn’t love pumpkin? I am trying to collect as many savory pumpkin dishes as possible. I tend to go to the sweet side. Thanks for sharing!

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