Homemade Pumpkin Hummus
I love simple recipes that require convenient, flavorful ingredients. As the seasons change, I keep an eye out for fresh, seasonal produce that I can incorporate into some of my favorite recipes. This simple take on pumpkin hummus is the perfect source of plant-based protein. It pairs well with crudité or any fresh veggies you have lying around in the fridge.
Pumpkin: Contains vitamin A, C, and E, and antioxidants, which help fight sun damage and wrinkles. It also has fruit enzymes that help naturally exfoliate dead skin cells.
Chickpeas: Chickpeas are not only a rich source of protein; they contain high amounts of zinc, which is essential for cell growth, immunity, and anti-inflammatory.
Garlic: Full of antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and antiseptic properties helping to kill bacteria, causing acne..
Tahini: Sesame seeds, which is the main ingredient in tahini, are rich in B vitamins, amino acids, and fatty acids. These all contribute to glowing skin and healthy hair.
Lemon: Abundant in Vitamin C, Lemons also have strong antibacterial properties, which help reduce breakout-causing bacteria.
- 1 Can of Pumpkin Puree
- 1 Can of Chickpeas
- 2 Cloves of garlic
- 3 Tablespoon of Tahini
- 2 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice
- 1 Teaspoon of Salt
- 2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- In a food processor, combine the pumpkin puree, chickpeas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, salt and olive oil. Blend until the desired consistency is reached. Transfer to serving bowl and sprinkle 1 tablespoon of pumpkin seeds, 2 dashes of paprika and desired amount of olive oil to the top. Enjoy!