This hummus recipe is lovely any time of the year but it’s particularly great for when you’re entertaining people during the holiday season. Or for when you’re sitting on the couch with your family watching Christmas specials and want something a little healthier to snack on.
Our pumpkin version is a fun and delicious spin on more traditional recipes and uses Omega Nutrition Pumpkin Seed Butter in place of tahini.
Note that if you do not wish you to use canned beans, you can make cooked ones yourself in advance and use those instead.
1 can white beans, rinsed (can substitute chick peas if preferred)
1/2 cup Omega Nutrition Pumpkin Seed Butter
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup fresh lemon or lime juice
2 cloves fresh garlic
1 small shallot
1 tsp freshly chopped ginger
1 Tbsp Omega Nutrition Pumpkin Seed Oil
1 tsp Omega Nutrition Garlic Chilli Flax Oil
A dash of Tobasco or similar bottled hot sauce (optional)
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Add all of the above ingredients to your food processor and blend until smooth.
When serving, I like to garnish mine with a little bit of fresh lemon juice, a drizzle of additional Omega Nutrition Pumpkin Seed Oil, and a light dusting of cayenne pepper. You may also wish to add a sprig of mint or cilantro on top, or a sprinkling of lightly toasted pumpkin seeds.
This hummus is fantastic with pita bread, crackers, and raw veggies.