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Pumpkin Hummus

Debra Redalia

 

Hummus is an ancient Middle Eastern mash, traditionally made with garbanzo beans, ground sesame seeds and olive oil.

Today many other ingredients are added to hummus to give a variety of flavors to this staple food.

The other day I made some roast carnival squash and had some cooked garbanzo beans, and thought I would try the two together. Delicious! Autumn in a bowl.

Here’s how I made it.

Of course, all ingredients should be organically-grown.

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked garbanzo beans
  • 1/2 cup roasted carnival squash, or other winter squash
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • ground ginger
  • raw walnuts, chopped
  • raw honey
  • natural salt

 

Instructions:

  1. Place the garbanzo beans, roasted squash, tahini and garlic in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Place the mixture in a serving bowl, sprinkle with chopped walnuts, and drizzle with raw honey.
  3. Sprinkle a pinch of ground ginger on top (or more to taste).

I just ate this with a fork, but I think cucumbers or celery would be great, or a gluten-free cracker.