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Tailgate Recipe: Pumpkin Hummus Dip

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You know it’s Fall in Florida when all the coffee shops and quick stops start adding pumpkin spice to everything on the menu. We took this as a sign/challenge to find a pumpkin recipe suitable for tailgating . Our biggest obstacles were finding a simple recipe, that’s easy to  prepare in an RV sized kitchen and can be served as finger food. 

I think we can agree that pumpkin is undeniably tasty, but did you know it’s also healthy for you?   Eating pumpkin is great for your digestive system because it’s high in fiber . Just one cup of pumpkin puree gives you 7.1 grams of dietary fiber. Pumpkin is also rich in iron, vitamin A and vitamin E, which boosts your immune system. There are a lot of great dessert type dips you can make with pumpkin, but we decided to keep it healthy and go with this scrumptious pumpkin hummus.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 large lemon
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. tahini
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 {15 oz.} can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • Pumpkin seeds for garnish {optional}

Tools:

  • food processor or blender

what you do:

  1. Pulse tahini, garlic, lemon juice and salt together in your food processor or blender until it’s smooth.
  2. Add the olive oil and garbanzo beans and pulse until smooth.
  3. Throw in the rest of the ingredients (except  the pumpkin seeds) and blend until smooth.
  4. Scrape the hummus into a bowl, cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Sprinkle the pumpkin seeds on top for garnish and serve with pita chips or veggies.

Do you have a favorite pumpkin recipe or an ingredient you want to challenge us with?  Share it with us in the comments below and it could be featured on our blog.