Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Pumpkin Hummus

Evan and I moved into our apartment over the Thanksgiving weekend last year and left our place in a little bit of disarray (to put it mildly) before heading out of town for our annual winter vacation. We hardly had any furniture when we first moved in; a small sofa my aunt had given me was sitting in our living room and Evan’s TV was propped up on cardboard boxes. Needless to say, when we got home from our vacation in the middle of December, our apartment needed some TLC.

Pumpkin Hummus with Way Better Snacks Oh, My Sweet Punkin & Cranberry Corn Tortilla Chips

Evan pulled out his Charlie Brown Christmas tree and the decorations he had saved from childhood and together we sat in our nearly empty apartment, decorating the tree and celebrating the holidays. It’s one of my favorite memories from the last December and I’m so looking forward to celebrating the holidays (in our now furnished apartment) this year.

Pumpkin Hummus: a flavorful spin on your average hummus recipe

I’m already dreaming up ideas for our Thanksgiving menu. This pumpkin hummus recipe   which took me quite a few attempts to perfect – will be served as an appetizer with my favorite seasonal product, Way Better Snacks Oh, My Sweet Punkin Cranberry Corn Tortilla Chips. Way Better Snacks are made with sprouted ingredients, which means better nutrient absorption of some vitamins and minerals, and better digestibly. Plus, you really can't beat their flavor!

Pumpkin Hummus

This flavorful spin on your typical hummus recipe makes it the perfect appetizer or side dish for your Thanksgiving gathering. Loaded with vitamin A and fiber, pumpkin hummus is not only a treat for your tastebuds, it’s a dish you and your family can feel good about eating.

Pumpkin Hummus: a perfect appetizer or side dish for your Thanksgiving gathering

1 15 ounce can pumpkin
1 15 ounce can white beans, rinsed and drained
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons tahini paste
juice of ½ a lemon
3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup pumpkin seeds

1.     Put all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth.
2.     Pour into a serving dish and garnish with pumpkin seeds.

Enjoy, preferably with those you love.

Disclosure: I am a Nutrition Ambassador of Way Better Snacks. My thoughts and opinions are my own – and I truly love Way Better Snacks for their quality of ingredients and nutritional profile.