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Harvest Pumpkin Hummus

November 19, 2017


This is an awesome fall appetizer that will appease vegetarians and carnivores alike at your Thanksgiving table! Not to mention it’s easy, make-ahead and doesn’t even require you to pick up a knife. Which, let’s be honest, is something that’s in high-demand during the holidays.



This is a great little appetizer that you’re going to have to control yourself from eating before serving. It’s so easy, takes about 15 minutes, and the result is out of this world. I also include one of my favorite tricks for mincing garlic here- you just put the clove in the food processor shoot while it’s already running with nothing in it- it minces up the garlic and dispenses it perfectly around the bowl. Making it perfectly incorporated into your meal!


Plus also avoiding getting that garlic all over your hands and thus preserving your pretty holiday manicure.


You’re welcome, ladies. Well, and maybe men too. No judgement here!  


Now go forth and make this pumpkin harvest hummus. Your family will be so happy you did! And have a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving. Make sure to tell your friends and family how thankful you are for them this year!




Pumpkin Harvest Hummus


1 clove of garlic

1 can of garbanzo beans, drained but not rinsed

½ C. Pumpkin purée (NOT pumpkin PIE purée)

1 tbsp salt

Juice of 1 lemon

1 tsp paprika, plus more for garnishing

2 tbsp olive oil

Pumpkin seeds, for garnish

Pita chips, for serving


  1. In the bowl of a food processor with the lid ON, turn the processor on high and drop your clove of garlic in the top shoot. This will mince your garlic first without having that garlic smell on your hands! Then turn the processor off and open the lid.

  2. Pour in the garbanzo beans, the pumpkin purée, salt, lemon juice, and paprika. Turn the processor on high and mix until combined. Then with the mixer on low, slowly drizzle in the olive oil until desired texture is achieved!

  3. Pour into a serving bowl, and top with pumpkin seeds and a dusting of paprika, if desired!

  4. Can cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate to serve later as well!



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