Healthy Halloween: Pumpkin Hummus


If you’re looking for some healthy appetizer recipes for your Halloween party, pumpkin hummus is the perfect fit – it’s kid and adult-friendly, high in protein, fiber and healthy fats, and a spoonful of pumpkin puree delivers a dose of beta carotene. Best of all, it improves after a day or two in the fridge, so you can make it ahead of time and it will be ready to go when you are.

Most hummus recipes are similar quantities of chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and tahini – adding pumpkin gives it a sweet earthiness; a pinch of cumin or chili powder is delicious, too. Measurements are approximate – adjust the quantity of each to suit your taste.

Pumpkin Hummus

1 big can chick peas (also known as garbanzo beans), drained
1 big clove garlic
juice of a lemon
a big spoonful of tahini
a big spoonful of pumpkin puree
a glug or two of olive oil
a big pinch of cumin
a big pinch of salt

Whiz all in a food processor until smooth.