Roasted garlic and pumpkin hummus

28 December 2023

Making hummus has never been easier with this healthy snack. Enjoy alongside some homemade pitta or vegetable crudités too.

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.

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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


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).