Halloween Pumpkin Hummus Dip

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Looking for an easy, healthy, and fun dish you can serve or bring to a Halloween party? Look no more! This Halloween Pumpkin Hummus Dip Recipe is exactly what you need. It’s vegan, effortless to make, tasty, and perfect for Halloween celebration.

 

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Pumpkin spice is still a big craze these days, right? Well, regardless of the spice, I hope pumpkin is always trending. I’m a strong believer that pumpkin is worth more than being part of a fancy latté.

 

In different cultures around the world, pumpkin is a versatile ingredient in many diets, prepared in a large variety of ways. It’s technically a fruit, and every part of it is edible. In Italy, they make ravioli stuffed with pumpkin; doesn’t that sound amazing?

 

This pumpkin hummus recipe is traditional to Lebanon. Although they don’t celebrate Halloween as we know it, their counterpart is Eid il-Burbara or Saint Barbara’s Day celebrated in December. Children go trick or treating in costumes while singing a special song for Eid il-Burbara and instead of candy, they are offered pastries filled with walnuts or cheese.

 

Pumpkin is a perfect autumn ingredient, and this Halloween hummus recipe strays from the usual pumpkin muffins or pumpkin pie. Nothing wrong with them, but sometimes you just need to try the same ingredient in a new way. Pumpkin dip, lasagna, or a cheesecake, there are endless ways you can approach a pumpkin.

 

You can complete your recipe in a savory or sweet way depending on your method of shoveling this rich hummus out of the bowl.

 

WHAT TO EAT WITH PUMPKIN HUMMUS?

 

I’ve tried some regular, sea salt pita chips, and cinnamon sugar pita chips. Both types of chips pair well and taste amazing with the flavors in this dip as well as sourdough bread. Opt for vegetables such as carrots and peppers for a healthier version.

 

Vegan hummus dip with pumpkin and olive oil

 

If you haven’t noticed already, there’s a huge selection of hummus flavors on the grocery store shelves. You can find roasted red pepper, Kalamata olive, spicy buffalo and even dark chocolate or snickerdoodle dessert hummus flavors. And yes, they’re all delicious.

 

For those of you who have tried them all and are constantly restocking on containers of hummus at the grocery, maybe its time to make your own, unique recipe at home?

 

Yes, it is! Hummus is a great, healthy dip to snack on, and pumpkin adds some great flavor and nutrition. Pumpkin’s range of vitamins and minerals is impressive, including 50% of your recommended daily value of Vitamin A. The United States produces over 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkin each year, so you might as well eat it up.

 

I call this dip “Halloween Hummus,” for its delicious seasonal flavor and because of its beautiful orange color (and it’s much easier to “carve” a spooky face into it, ha). However, I always carry on making it through November, and dare I say you serve it with your appetizers at Thanksgiving dinner?

 

Because it looks so good and tastes so good, your kids are bound to ask to try a scoop of it. Congrats! Now you’ve got your kids hooked on a healthy alternative to high-fat, sodium-loaded chips and crunchy snacks. Make sure you hide a container for yourself in the back of the fridge for later. They’re going to start asking and scavenging for more!

 

Have no fear, because this recipe has no intention of taking away the cravings for that Halloween candy your kids will be gathering up at the end of October. Nothing could ever replace that for them.

 

I think it’s safe to say that for a period of time, you’ll be able to have this hummus all to yourself while simultaneously trying to prevent sweet-induced belly aches extreme sugar-rushes. They’ll be back for more in a couple of weeks!

 

Need more ideas for Halloween food? You’ll have to see these 45 spooky Halloween recipes. Do you have tried and true, go-to Halloween recipes or do you make something new every year?

 

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Halloween Pumpkin Hummus Dip Recipe

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Lebanese pumpkin hummus dip is perfect for Halloween

 

INGREDIENTS:
Serves 4

  • 1 1/2 pounds peeled and cored pumpkin or butternut squash
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons tahini
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • Cilantro, to garnish
  • 1 tablespoon chili oil or olive oil, to garnish
  • Black and white sesame seeds, to garnish
  • Sunflower or pumpkin seeds, to garnish

 

~ Free Tip ~

The smaller you cut the pumpkin, the less time it needs to cook. 

 

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking tray with foil or baking paper.
  2. Cut the pumpkin into 1 to 2-inch sized pieces and coat in olive oil. Bake for about 20-30 minutes or until soft and lightly caramelized.
  3. Transfer pumpkin to a food processor.  Add tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and chili powder. Process the mixture until smooth. If the paste is too thick add 1-2 tablespoon water to thin it out.
  4. Transfer the hummus onto a plate and smooth it with the back of a spoon. Using a large knife with the wide tip, press down into the hummus to make the “eyes” and draw a line for the “mouth”. Drizzle with olive oil or chili oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds and cilantro. Add pine nuts, sunflower or pumpkin seeds for the “teeth”.

 

Roasted pumpkin

This Halloween Pumpkin Hummus Dip goes perfectly with pita chips, bread or vegetables.

 

 

Halloween Pumpkin Hummus Dip Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Effortless to make, this tasty pumpkin hummus dip recipe is ideal for Halloween.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Lebanese
Servings: 4 -6
Author: Jas
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds peeled and cored pumpkin or butternut squash
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons tahini
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • Cilantro to garnish
  • 1 tablespoon chili oil or olive oil to garnish
  • Black and white sesame seeds to garnish
  • Sunflower or pumpkin seeds to garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking tray with foil or baking paper.
  2. Cut the pumpkin into 1 to 2-inch sized pieces and coat in olive oil. Bake for about 20-30 minutes or until soft and lightly caramelized.
  3. Transfer pumpkin to a food processor. Add tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and chili powder. Process the mixture until smooth. If the paste is too thick add 1-2 tablespoon water to thin it out.
  4. Transfer the hummus onto a plate and smooth it with the back of a spoon. Using a large knife with the wide tip, press down into the hummus to make the "eyes" and draw a line for the "mouth". Drizzle with olive oil or chili oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds and cilantro. Add pine nuts, sunflower or pumpkin seeds for the "teeth".
Recipe Notes

~ Free Tip ~

The smaller you cut the pumpkin, the less time it needs to cook. 

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27 Comment

  1. Reply
    Julie
    August 23, 2018 at 5:43 am

    I love fun spooky food ideas for halloween parties, this is great. Pinning .

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 24, 2018 at 9:17 pm

      So happy you like it, Julie! Thanks! 😀

  2. Reply
    Snap
    August 23, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Eat Drink and be Scary!!! Too cute and I bet it’s yummy, too.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 24, 2018 at 9:18 pm

      Thanks so much! It’s pretty tasty but I might be biased 🙂

  3. Reply
    Jann Olson
    August 23, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    What a fun recipe for the upcoming holidays! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 24, 2018 at 9:27 pm

      Fun and easy. Takes the stress out of the holiday planning 🙂

  4. Reply
    Jhuls
    August 24, 2018 at 9:10 am

    What a cute Halloween treat! And a healthy one – amazing! I love anything hummus and one with pumpkin is a perfect idea! Happy Fiesta Friday, Jas!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 24, 2018 at 9:28 pm

      Thanks so much, Jhuls! Hugs!

  5. Reply
    Mikaela
    August 24, 2018 at 9:40 am

    Oh man, I’m going to share this with my sister. She loves pumpkin and I know she will love this hummus! Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 24, 2018 at 9:29 pm

      I hope she does, Mikaela! Thanks for sharing with her 😀

  6. Reply
    Ron
    August 24, 2018 at 10:22 am

    Butternut squash hummus is wonderful. It can be savoury and have a kick (as mine does) or milder. Your recipe looks to be a crowd pleaser indeed. And, pita chips would be my choice, although I like carrots as well.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 24, 2018 at 9:31 pm

      It would be pita chips for me too, Ron. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Reply
    FrugalHausfrau
    August 25, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    I am ALWAYS looking for a new dip, and love hummus! What a riot with those snaggly teeth, although I can’t believe you said Halloween! Auuughhh…too soon, imho!! 🙂

    Thanks for bringing your dish to Fiesta Friday!

    Mollie

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 26, 2018 at 9:40 pm

      LOL, sorry! I know it’s too soon, but I’ve been seeing Halloween stuff for weeks already. So, I jumped on the bandwagon, ha! It was either that or without snaggly teeth as a Thanksgiving recipe (way too soon). 😀

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        FrugalHausfrau
        August 27, 2018 at 1:24 am

        🙂

  8. Reply
    helenfern
    August 26, 2018 at 9:49 am

    Can’t believe fall is just around the corner! Yikes! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – hope to see you next week too. Have a great week.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 26, 2018 at 9:31 pm

      Me neither, Helen! This year flew by so fast. Hope your weekend was wonderful!

  9. Reply
    Amy (Savory Moments)
    August 26, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    This is such a cute idea! I love making different flavored hummus.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 26, 2018 at 9:29 pm

      Me too! This one is perfect for fall. Thank you, Amy!

  10. Reply
    Jenny Sparmo
    August 27, 2018 at 11:06 am

    I love the taste of pumpkin & I can’t wait to try this. What a cute spooky idea! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 29, 2018 at 7:43 am

      Happy you like it, Jenny! Thanks for stopping in 🙂

  11. Reply
    Miz Helen
    August 27, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    A great bowl of hummus for the season! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 29, 2018 at 7:44 am

      Many thanks! Hope your week is going great so far!

  12. Reply
    Alice V-DIYerfy
    August 27, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    I like pumpkin but I also like that you can use butternut squash instead. I’ve been looking to use the squash in recipes this year. #inspiremelink

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 29, 2018 at 7:48 am

      I actually prefer butternut squash for taste over pumpkin, but you get more pumpkin for the money :). Thanks for stopping in, Alice!

  13. Reply
    Mary-The Boondocks Blog
    August 29, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    JAs we have done a variation of this one using Greek yogurt but this is a great idea to use the pumpkin as well. Very fun face!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      September 2, 2018 at 12:15 pm

      I’ve tried that one too! Also delicious 😀 Hope you’re enjoying your holiday weekend!

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