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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

 

Pumpkin Hummus {with Homemade Pita Chips}
 
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Recipe type: 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
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ 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...
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place pita wedges on baking sheets, coated with cooking spray.
  3. Bake for 6 minutes or until toasted.
For Hummus...
  1. Place all hummus ingredients (except parsley) in a food processor, and process until smooth.
  2. Add parsley and pulse until well blended.
To serve...
  1. Spoon hummus into a bowl, sprinkle with toasted pumpkinseeds.
  2. Serve with pita chips.

 

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