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Curried Pumpkin Hummus

by Emma on February 9, 2012

in Side Dishes,Snacks

I am a hummus enthusiast. Love it. And although my favorite will probably always be store-bought Trader Joe’s variety (yep, I just admitted that) I tend to make it at home. As evidence, here and here. I’d like to say this is because I’m such a gourmet, foodie type that I can’t be bothered with store-bought. But…

… it’s mainly because we don’t have a Trader Joe’s in my town. The closest one is over 3 hours away…

… so…


I like to try new flavor combinations, especially with the seasons. So I added come toasted curry and pumpkin to this hummus and it was just fab. Totally fab.

That’s short for fabulous. Just in case you weren’t sure.

Curried Pumpkin Hummus, makes 2-3 cups.

Needed: 1 can (drained and rinsed) chickpeas, 1/2 can (about 1 cup) pumpkin, 3-4 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt, juice from 1/2 lemon and 1/2 to 3/4 a tablespoon toasted curry powder.

First toast your curry powder. You can do this in a dry pan over medium heat, just cook it until its very fragrant. Toasting curry powder really does make a huge difference in flavor, but you can skip this step if you are total slacker.

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until you get hummus. Boom. Serve with toasted bread or veggies. You can save left over hummus in an airtight container for 3-5 days in the refrigerator. Just saying.

xo. Emma


Crystalyn February 9, 2012 at 7:57 pm

I’ve always wanted to try making my own hummus. It doesn’t seem too hard, maybe I’ll give it a try!

shannon February 9, 2012 at 8:19 pm

I am a hummus enthusiast AND a pumpkin enthusiast. I’m definitely going to try this. Thanks!

Georgia February 9, 2012 at 8:40 pm

this looks so nice!


Fee February 9, 2012 at 8:48 pm

I never had hummus in my whole life. I think I have to try it some day. Especially when in involves pumkin. I love pumpkin!

hannahalehandra February 9, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Man oh man, I love hummus! This recipe sounds right up my street. Pumpkin + Hummus= Hellll Yeh!!!

Bec February 9, 2012 at 9:05 pm

I love making my own hummus aswel…will defo be trying this one, looks totally delish!! x

Margherita February 9, 2012 at 9:08 pm

I adore hummus and always on the hunt for new flavorings. Gonna try this for sure!

call me debbie February 9, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Hi pumpkin hummus, my name is debbie! Would you like to be mine? Ok come to my kitchen please! i will make a dinner for two!:D

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Seriously Sassy Mama February 9, 2012 at 9:42 pm

My sister is a hummus fanatic, and I cannot wait to give her this recipe.

Cate February 9, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Whoa, so you just…. heat the curry powder like you’re cooking it? I’ve never heard of this before. I will have to try it.

Along with the actual recipe of course. Which does look fab.

Gaby February 9, 2012 at 10:13 pm

my eyes just got huge! and my tummy just started grumbling!!

erinkathleen February 9, 2012 at 10:37 pm

you had me at curry. and pumpkin. and hummus. this looks delicious…can’t wait to try! unless you want to come out to seattle and make me some :)

Andrea Lynne Rose February 10, 2012 at 12:26 am
EvaMae February 10, 2012 at 1:23 am

I’m reading this as I’m munching on some peta chips and hummus, looks yummy!

Catherine Denton February 10, 2012 at 1:47 am

Two of my favorite foods in one recipe. YUM!
Catherine Denton

Allison February 10, 2012 at 2:08 am

That looks delicious! I’m a pumpkin fiend but I’ve never thought of adding it to hummus. Thanks for sharing!

Mia February 10, 2012 at 2:17 am

Yum!! That sounds delicious!

Alice Barton February 10, 2012 at 5:46 am

sooo yummy!! that a fab combination! xx Alice Barton ♥ The Mow Way

Melanie February 10, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Oh this sounds soo good. I love hummus! They have an awesome fresh made Hummus at my organic store. I could sit in a bathtub full of that stuff (yeah…sometimes things like that come to mind)…it’s so dilicious!

For some reason I’m always afraid to do my own though. Don’t even know where that came from.

I really have to try this out!!

Emilia February 10, 2012 at 2:22 pm

The second I get reunited with my food processor I am making this! Pumpkin and hummus? Total win, sounds delicious. :)

The life after February 10, 2012 at 4:22 pm

I’m also a hummus enthusiat. But I’m wondering how you can recreate the taste without tahina… it is a sesame cream. I would say it is necessary for the hummus taste. Anyhow I’m sure your version is amazing too.

The Life After

Divya Yadava February 10, 2012 at 5:48 pm

I’m always looking for new hummus ideas because it’s one of my ultimate FAV dips. I would never have thought of using pumpkin though! Love the orange colour – it’s nice to have a pop of colour esp in the spring!

Colleen February 10, 2012 at 7:33 pm

I literally just sat down to catch up on my blogs with a plate of Trader Joe’s hummus! Haha, I just discovered hummus recently and I am just obsessed with it, it never occurred to me to make some! Woohoo!!

Carly February 10, 2012 at 10:43 pm

SHUT UP!! This looks amazing! My daughter is 3 and would eat hummus by the bucket load if I let her. Curry might be pushing it but this could be the “Mummy Hummus”. Yummo!

Brielle February 12, 2012 at 12:56 am

oh this looks so good! I am going to make this on Sunday.
Thanks Emma, your recipes are always awesome.

katie maye February 13, 2012 at 2:51 pm

I can’t wait to try this! Broccoli white bean humus has been my favorite for a while. This looks like it would be a nice change.

Lisa Strawberry February 13, 2012 at 4:06 pm

WOW. This looks yummerific! I am so making this to bring to an Oscars party I’ll be attending. YUM. Thanks!!

Maria February 14, 2012 at 8:13 am

This sounds delicious! I just made sweet potato hummus recently, I’ll have to give this a go next!

Meli (Blush + Jelly) February 25, 2012 at 9:21 pm

I am a huge hummus fan myself! Like you, I enjoy my store bought hummus but feel that I must give this a try.

Elcin February 27, 2012 at 12:16 pm

I love hummus! This is a fun way to make hummus i guess :)
Certainly will try!

thanks a lot Emma.

meetmakelaugh March 10, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Trying a slight variation on this at a ladies night in tonight! Looks so good! Thanks for sharing.