Roasted garlic and pumpkin hummus

21 September 2020

Making hummus has never been easier with this healthy snack.

Nutritional highlights

Pumpkin is loaded with beta- carotene which is converted to vitamin A and helps to fight off infections in the body. It also offers a great source of vitamin K which is essential for bone metabolism, with a 100g serving of pumpkin providing 45% of the recommended daily intake.

Ingredients list

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes

  • 500g pumpkin 
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 400g cooked chickpeas, drained
  • 1 ½ tbsp tahini
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¼ lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds

Method

Pre heat the oven to 180°C

Slice the top off of the pumpkin and remove the pumpkin seeds. Scoop out the flesh and dice.

Place the diced pumpkin and garlic cloves on a roasting tin and lightly drizzle with olive oil. Roast for 40- 45 minutes until tender.

Remove from the oven and drain any excess liquid.

Into a food processor, add the roasted pumpkin and garlic, chickpeas, tahini, and lemon juice.

Pulse all ingredients until smooth in texture.

Scoop the hummus into a serving bowl and sprinkle with pumpkin seeds to garnish.

Enjoy alongside some homemade pitta or vegetable crudités (carrot, pepper and cucumber work great).

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