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Pumpkin Hummus

Getting ready for a big office Halloween Party tomorrow.  Not only do we go all out with our costumes and decorations, but we put on quite a festive themed spread.  This Pumpkin Hummus recipe from Cooking Light offers a nice holiday-twist on the traditional Middle Eastern spread.  Serve with Homemade Pita Chips and you’ve got a great holiday appetizer.

Pumpkin Hummus
Pumpkin Hummus
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Pumpkin Hummus

Pumpkin Hummus {with Homemade Pita Chips}

Cooking Light
Course Appetizer

Ingredients
  

For Chips…

  • 4 6 ” pitas each cut into 8 wedges
  • cooking spray

For Hummus…

  • 2 Tbl. tahini sesame-seed paste
  • 2 Tbl. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin from toasted whole seeds
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 15 oz. can pumpkin
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 2 Tbl. fresh flat leaf parsley chopped

For garnish…

  • 1 Tbl. pumpkinseed kernels toasted

Instructions
 

For Chips…

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Place pita wedges on baking sheets, coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake for 6 minutes or until toasted.

For Hummus…

  • Place all hummus ingredients (except parsley) in a food processor, and process until smooth.
  • Add parsley and pulse until well blended.

To serve…

  • Spoon hummus into a bowl, sprinkle with toasted pumpkinseeds.
  • Serve with pita chips.

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