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Pumpkin Hummus is the perfect appetizer for all of us pumpkin fans. Personally, I cannot get enough of pumpkin. I love pumpkin spice everything. While this isn’t a sweet hummus, the pumpkin works really well in this savory hummus giving it a really rich flavor. We love serving it with our baked pita chips, and veggies like carrots, cucumbers, and bell peppers. Any crudité will do!

How do you make Pumpkin Hummus?

One of the things we love about this recipe is that all the ingredients just get thrown into a food processor and blended well. That’s it! If you want to get fancy, you can top your pumpkin hummus with some pumpkin seeds or sesame seeds. If you want to get really creative you can top your with some edible flowers.

What do you eat Pumpkin Hummus with?

We like serving our recipe with baked pita chips, but crudité is also perfect. We recommend carrots, celery, and bell peppers. You can really serve it with anything you would serve with regular hummus.  We also like to serve our recipe with really seedy crackers.

Canned Pumpkin

We used canned pumpkin puree in our recipe, but you can certainly roast your own pumpkin if you want to! We are die hard fans of Libby’s. If you don’t want to use canned pumpkin, you can find directions for roasting your own pumpkin in our recipe for Roasted Pumpkin Hummus.

Tips and tricks

If you want your hummus to be a bit looser, you can add more coconut oil. If you don’t have coconut oil on hand, thats ok. Extra virgin olive oil will work great. You can store it covered in your refrigerator for up to four days, which makes this a great recipe for entertaining because you can easily make it ahead!

Freshly baked pita chip triangles seasoned

A dollop of pumpkin hummus on a seasoned pita chip

Pumpkin Hummus

Prep Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Total Time: 22 mins
Servings: 5


  • food processor


pumpkin hummus

  • 1 14.5 ounce chick peas drained, one can
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 cloves garlic roasted
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil extra virgin olive oil will also work
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • salt and pepper to taste

baked pita chips

  • 2 pita bread each cut into 5 inch long triangles
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper


pumpkin hummus

  • Place all ingredients into a food processor and puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with pita crisps.

baked pita chips

  • Preheat oven to 375˚F. Line pita triangles onto a baking sheet and brush each side with oil. Mix remaining ingredients in a small bowl and sprinkle over pita triangles, both sides. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until triangles have crisped up and turned golden brown. Serve with hummus.
Calories: 175kcal Carbohydrates: 18g Protein: 3g Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 6g Sodium: 241mg Potassium: 151mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 2g Vitamin A: 7823IU Vitamin C: 2mg Calcium: 38mg Iron: 1mg




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  1. natalie @ wee eats Not Specified Not Specified

    This hummus looks divine – I’ve never had pumpkin hummus but I love both pumpkin AND hummus so I’m excited to give it a try! I hope you can relax on your vacation! <3

    In your head were you all "MAYBE IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO LET GO!?" to that lady? Because I probably would've went full rageface on her. True story. Some people…

    • Sadye Not Specified Not Specified

      That would have been a perfectly acceptable response, in my opinion. I was wondering how kitty was doing; sorry to hear “still ill.” My thoughts are still with you!

  2. Quyen Not Specified Not Specified

    I am going to try this with butternut squash. I bought a bag of frozen butternut squash (I hate cutting that big thing!) and I haven’t been inspired lately with something new and was going to resort to the traditional butternut squash soup! (Although that isn’t bad either!)

  3. tahnycooks Not Specified Not Specified

    Ok, so I’m saving this recipe as a future remedy to cure all grumpy days! Looks great!

  4. Greta Not Specified Not Specified

    THANK YOU! I have been looking for something savory to do with my pumpkin other than soup! I can’t wait to try this out!

  5. Crystal @ Simply Playful Fare Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks amazing! What a simple, yet brilliant idea! So perfect for the fall weather.

  6. Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking Not Specified Not Specified

    Who says that?!?!? What a jerky lady! This hummus looks like just the right thing to dive into for comfort. I am all about savory pumpkin recipes these days!

    • Teri Lyn Fisher Not Specified Not Specified

      She was literally crazy. She brought in a cat to see if it had a microchip, which it did, and then was sayings things like “oh he’s better off with me anyway! They lost him!” Insane cat lady if I ever saw one.

  7. Laura (Tutti Dolci) Not Specified Not Specified

    Yes please, love these flavors!

  8. Mondo Not Specified Not Specified

    seriously! why didn’t I think of that? garlicky, pumpkin hummus? hells yeah!

  9. SuperCutePetContest Not Specified Not Specified

    Wow, I don’t think I would have been able to restrain myself had anyone said that to me. Plus, being at the vet with a sick kitty stresses you out even more!

    I have to make this. I can’t even imagine what hummus will taste like with pumpkin!

  10. anna @ annamayeveryday Not Specified Not Specified

    5 stars
    I’ve made a couple of different kinds of hummus but never pumpkin – this looks so good and perfect for autumn/hallowe’en. I will make this!

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  13. Megan Not Specified Not Specified

    I can’t wait to make this recipe! And your stories above make me think of my favorite Seinfeld quote: “People. They’re the worst.” haha Enjoy your trip next week!!

  14. Lily @ Life, Love, and Cupcakes Not Specified Not Specified

    I’m pretty sure I have all these ingredients, which means I have to make it, right??! I’m pretty impressed that you turn to hummus on those days…when I feel like grumpy cat I usually want the cookies, cakes, or anything unhealthy!

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  20. Rhyan Not Specified Not Specified

    Love this. It is now spring and I still have pumpkin in the freezer. I eat Hummus when I crave sweets. It works for me but it does mean I make a ton of hummus.

    I hope your kitty got better. I had to put mine to sleep before Christmas but I would have been vary upset if someone had said that to me that.

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