This Spicy Pumpkin Humus Recipe Is Perfect For Halloween

spicy-hummus

31 October is coming fast and pumpkins are everywhere you go for shopping: markets, supermarkets or even the corner store are places where you can find it. But, before you the interior of your scary Halloween pumpkin in the trash, read this article.

Few people know the health benefits of pumpkin. The big amount of potassium has positive effects on your blood pressure. The antioxidants found in pumpkin will protect your sight when you get older. Being rich in beta-carotene, the pumpkin’s consumption will reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer and will prevent you from asthma and heart disease.

Here is a recipe on a pumpkin-based hummus, healthy, tasteful and flavoured, the Spicy Pumpkin Humus.

Active Time: 20 mins

 Ingredients: Ingredients

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 Tbsp.)
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 15-oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 1 large lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon harissa
  • 1/4 teaspoon raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon toasted pepitas
  • Pinch of paprika (optional)

Preparation Steps:

Step 1

Place garlic and 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet over low heat. Cook until garlic begins to sizzle, about 30 seconds; transfer to a food processor.

Step 2

Add chickpeas, pumpkin, lemon juice, tahini, cumin, harissa, honey, and 2 tablespoons oil to food processor. Process until smooth, about 10 seconds, stopping to scrape down sides and bottom of bowl as needed. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. (Add additional harissa for more heat, if desired.)

Step 3

Transfer to a bowl; cover and refrigerate for 1 hour to allow flavors to develop. To serve, drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon oil; sprinkle with pepitas and paprika, if desired.

Bon Appetit and Happy Halloween!

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