Easy Roasted Pumpkin Hummus

wooden bowl of pumpkin hummus next to pitas

5 from 8 reviews

This easy roasted pumpkin hummus is made with a few simple ingredients, including chickpeas, tahini and freshly roasted pumpkin puree. Slightly sweetened with maple syrup, this delicious pumpkin flavored hummus is great with pita, vegetables or your favorite crackers!


Units Scale
  • 1 cup roasted fresh pumpkin puree
  • 15.5 ounce can garbanzo beans or chickpeas or 1 1/2 cups cooked
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice, approximately 1 lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons tahini
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • pomegranate seeds, for garnish
  • pepitas, for garnish
  • sesame seeds, for garnish


  1. Combine the pumpkin puree, garbanzo beans, lemon juice, tahini, maple syrup, cumin and salt in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Scrape down the sides and pulse a few more times to make sure everything is well incorporated.
  2. Place hummus in a serving bowl and garnish with pomegranate seeds, pepitas and sesame seeds, if desired.


This recipe yields approximately 2 cups of hummus.

  • For a less thick hummus, a tablespoon or two of water can be added when mixing the ingredients.
  • For a sweeter hummus, double the amount of maple syrup.
  • Blend the hummus to your desired consistency. If you like your hummus super smooth, it's best to use a high powered blender or food processor. If you like your hummus a little chunkier, then just pulse the ingredients.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Pumpkin PureeFresh pumpkin puree or canned pumpkin puree can be used for this recipe. Make sure to get pumpkin puree or pure pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling.
  • Chickpeas - Also known as garbanzo beans, these beans are the typical cornerstone ingredient to homemade hummus. Either canned chickpeas or cook dried chickpeas may be used.
  • Tahini - A creamy paste made from sesame seed, tahini has an earthy flavor that pairs great with the freshly roasted pumpkin and also makes this hummus creamy.
  • Garnish - Garnish this hummus with pepitas (or the raw insides of pumpkin seeds), pomegranate seeds and sesame seeds. Alternatives that can be used are chopped pistachios, dried cranberries or sliced almonds.

Make Ahead and Storage Instructions

This pumpkin hummus will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days and in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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