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October 12, 2017

Sage Pumpkin Hummus

Serve Sage Pumpkin Hummus this fall at any entertaining event! Made with toasted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin puree, olive oil and fresh sage, this twist on a traditional dip is sure to please your guests’ tastebuds! Serve this pumpkin-centric hummus with pita chips and vegetables as a delightful party appetizer or an afternoon snack. Easy to make and even easier to enjoy, this nutty, flavorful Sage Pumpkin Hummus is sure to become a seasonal favorite!

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Taking classics and turning ‘em on their heads… that’s what I like to do.

Except with Cajun food. Because I have OPINIONS about this and how oftentimes, it’s done very, very wrong. (I’m looking at you, soupy jambalaya and tomato-y gumbo.) Which is kind of hilarious since I probably offend other peoples’ sensibilities about all other kinds of foods.

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So today, I’ve taken a classic and added a seasonal favorite ingredient, as well as a favorite seasonal herb.

As if garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon and olive oil weren’t enough…

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I don’t know what my deal has been this year, but I’m all about savory pumpkin dishes.

Of course, I still love muffins, waffles and desserts… but there’s something so much fun about taking a seasonal favorite and making something unique with it.

Thus, today’s Sage Pumpkin Hummus.

Because—surprise!—I’m all about sage this season, too.

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This is two-fold pumpkin goodness. Instead of just using pumpkin puree, I picked up some raw pumpkin seeds at the grocery to toast, and then add as the base of this hummus.

The toasted pumpkin seeds add such a nutty, rich flavor to the creamy pumpkin puree.

Then we add sage—cooked up in olive oil—and the oil it cooks in, blend and VOILA!

Sage Pumpkin Hummus!

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If you’re into savory pumpkin dishes, this is gonna become a new favorite.

Scroll on down to learn how you can make this at your home!

 

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Sage Pumpkin Hummus

Serve Sage Pumpkin Hummus this fall at any entertaining event! Made with toasted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin puree, olive oil and fresh sage, this twist on a traditional dip is sure to please your guests' tastebuds! Serve this pumpkin-centric hummus with pita chips and vegetables as a delightful party appetizer or an afternoon snack. Easy to make and even easier to enjoy, this nutty, flavorful Sage Pumpkin Hummus is sure to become a seasonal favorite!

Course Appetizer, Appetizer / Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Erin Parker, The Speckled Palate

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds , plus extra for garnish
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 bunches fresh sage (about 20 leaves)
  • 15 oz. pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • Kosher salt , to taste
  • Black pepper , to taste

Instructions

  1. In a nonstick skillet, heat the pumpkin seeds over medium-high heat.

  2. Constantly move the seeds around until they’ve browned and toasted.

  3. Remove the seeds from the skillet, and let cool.

  4. Pour the olive oil into the skillet, and add the fresh sage.

  5. Cook the leaves until crispy, then remove from the heat, and cool.

  6. In the base of a food processor, blend the toasted pumpkin seeds, the olive oil, the sage and the pumpkin puree. Season with salt and pepper.

  7. Scoop the hummus out of the food processor, and serve in a bowl with pita chips, carrots, cucumbers, etc. Garnish with additional pumpkin seeds and crisp sage.

Recipe Notes

If you're not a big fan of SAGE, use one bunch of the herbs in this recipe and add more as needed. They're herbaceous and flavorful, but they could become overwhelming if you're not a fan of the flavor.

How do you feel about savory pumpkin dishes?

Would you like to try this Sage Pumpkin Hummus?

9 Comments

  1. Karen @ The Food Charlatan

    I feel like savory pumpkin dishes get a bad rap! They are SO GOOD! Esp when you add sage. omg. Pass me the pita chips.
    PS I’m new to your blog! It’s so cute, I love it!

    • Erin

      RIGHT? They’re so wonderful, and I’m so glad you’re on board for them, too, Karen!

      PS: SO nice to meet you! Thank you so much! Welcome!

  2. Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet

    Pumpkin hummus rocks – this looks delish!

  3. Sabrina

    Pumpkin gets used in so many sweet dishes, it’s nice to see it used in a savory way! Will definitely be trying this!

  4. Nutmeg Nanny

    My husband would love this hummus! Definitely need to make it for him!

  5. carrie @ frugal foodie mama

    Sage & pumpkin is the perfect flavor combo for fall! 🙂 Looks delicious.

  6. Krista

    This sounds so good! I love how creative the flavors are!

  7. Paula - bell'alimento

    I’m all about that hummus! Got my pita chips ready to dive into this.

  8. Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling

    This looks SO incredibly flavorful! What a fabulous twist!

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