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Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus

Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus - The Culinary Compass

My goal for the fall was to make something that had pumpkin in it that was savory. I feel like in the past few seasons we’ve been bombarded with all things pumpkin and pumpkin spice. It’s gone from a pumpkin pie and #PSLs to pumpkin spiced vodka or kale chips.

It’s time to step out of the can of pumpkin people! Even though I totally admit to using the can. No shame especially when the recipe calls for it. I’ll try cooking an actual pumpkin next year for something. I guess that should be on The Culinary Compass 2016 resolution list.

Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus - The Culinary Compass

Back to it!

I’ll be honest in saying I had no idea how this was going to taste as I was making this.  Chipotles are good. Pumpkin is good. Hummus is good. The combo? A little intimidating.

I found this recipe over on Half Baked Harvest and of course everything Tieghan makes is wonderful so I had to trust her and it is totally worth it! It’s so creamy and the spice builds with each bite which gets addicting. It’s a perfect snack especially with crackers. I left out the pepitas, but that’s up to what you’re feeling.

Next time you’re looking for something a little more unique, give this a shot.

Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus

Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
A spicy and creamy hummus for something a little outside the norm.

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine the chickpeas, pumpkin and olive oil in a food processor and puree until smooth. Move to a bowl.
  2. Use the food processor to combine the chipotles, garlic, honey, cinnamon, cayenne, cumin, oregano, chili powder, and salt and pepper.
  3. Stir half chipotle mix into the hummus, and add the remaining to the top of the hummus.

 

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