Canned pumpkin is a convenient, tasty and healthy option for making things like this super simple pumpkin hummus. If you want to cook with a whole pumpkin, Sugar Pie pumpkin is the most common variety to use; these are usually smaller and sweeter than pumpkins used for carving. Other cooking pumpkins include Kabocha, Cinderella, Long Island Cheese, New England Pie, Jarrahdale and Provence.
Try the following quick and easy recipe for pumpkin hummus and serve it as an appetizer or snack with your choice of veggies or whole wheat pita bread.
- 1 can garbanzo beans
- 2/3 cup pumpkin
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt and black pepper
Blend all ingredients and serve.