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Pumpkin hummus

Throw a Halloween party and use a carved out pumpkin to make this creamy hummus. At other times of the year use butternut squash or a blue-skinned pumpkin

  • Prep: 10 mins
    Cook: 50 mins
  • Serves 8
  • Easy
  • Serves 8
  • Easy
  • Calories 123
  • Carbohydrates 8
  • Saturated Fat 1
  • Sugar 3
  • Protein 4
  • Fat 7
  • Fibre 4
  • Salt 0.1

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 123
  • Carbohydrates 8
  • Saturated Fat 1
  • Sugar 3
  • Protein 4
  • Fat 7
  • Fibre 4
  • Salt 0.1

Ingredients

  • 1 small pumpkin (about 500g)
  • olive oil, for roasting
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 2 tbsp tahini paste
  • 400g can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded, and sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper, deseeded, and sliced
  • mini breadsticks and pitta chips, to serve

Method

  1. Cut the top off the pumpkin, about two-thirds of the way up. Remove the pumpkin seeds, then scoop the flesh out of the bottom and the lid.

  2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Cut the pumpkin flesh into pieces and put in a roasting tin with the garlic and a good glug of oil. Season, then bake for 45 mins until very tender. Leave to cool.

  3. Tip the pumpkin into a food processor with any juices from the roasting tin and the garlic. Add the lemon juice, tahini paste and chickpeas. Season with salt and blend to a paste – add a little more oil if it's too thick. Scoop the hummus back into the pumpkin and serve with the peppers, breadsticks and pitta chips.

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