Warm Pumpkin Hummus

It’s hard for me to put into words how good this dip is!

The dreamiest marriage of warm, comforting pumpkin flavours with the nutty flavour punch of tahini.

It’s the perfect thing for a cosy night in with friends, or just curling up with on the sofa to watch something captivating.

It’s also an excellent reason to use my pumpkin bowls!

To make enough to serve 3-4 as a snack you’ll need:

600g peeled and sliced pumpkin (the eating kind not the decorating kind, use butternut squash if you’re not sure – this is particularly easy!)

1tsp chilli flakes

2 cloves of garlic, skin on

Big pinch of flaked salt

Juice of half a lemon (or a whole one if it’s small)

1 clove of garlic, crushed

4tbsp tahini

Olive oil

Heat your oven to 200C/390f. Toss your pumpkin or squash (it’s all gourd!) with a couple tablespoons of olive oil, your chilli flakes and a good sprinkle of salt. Add your garlic cloves.

Roast for 30mins, until soft and browning at the edges.

Once ready, put the pumpkin into a food processor (or you could use a potato masher in a pinch) and squeeze the garlic in there too, like toothpaste out of a tube. Discard the skin.

Add tahini and lemon juice. Blend.

If it’s too thick add a splash or two of water to thin it out. Just do this little by little, or you’ll end up with a pumpkin puddle.

When you’re happy with the taste and consistency, pour into a bowl.

Serve warm with flat bread and chopped veg.

If you’re feeling fancy, a drizzle of chilli oil and a few sesame seeds wouldn’t go a miss.

Dive on in!

Comforting, cosy, spectacularly good for you and made for sharing.

It’s the pumpKING of snacks!

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  • Jet

    Those pumpkin bowls are ridiculously cute! Thanks for the recipe suggestion , i’d not got anymore creative than a pumpkin spice latte which is essentially as basic as you can be these days haha. Looks delicious.

    Also do you schedule these posts or are someone who loves silly o’clock?



  • I really want to try this! X

  • So so yummy! I need to try this!

  • These photos have me drooling…lol. Can’t wait to try this dip in a pumpkin pot!

  • This is perfect for the fall and all the holiday parties to come! Pinning for future reference.

  • Rach

    This looks like the perfect Fall appetizer! The pumpkin bowl is so cute!


  • Looks awesome! If you’re in a pinch, we just use canned pumpkin (literally the pumpkin pie stuff) in our pumpkin hummus and it tastes amazing. Can’t wait to give this a try though!!

  • Looks perfect for this time of year! Especially with warm flatbread!


  • Peppermint Dolly

    Looks tasty – loving the little bowl too!


  • My evening (pre) meal tonight= sorted!
    I am desperate for these pumpkin bowls, when I tried to get the Laura Ashley ones you last showed they were out of stock 🙁
    Farah x

  • I was going to say I could just eat hummus, but then I remembered sushi, so… yeah, just hummus and sushi till the end of my days and I would be still perfectly happy.

  • Yummy! I definitely need those pumpkin bowls in my life, I mean kitchen 😉


  • We made the fish tacos with my girl 2 wks ago and she loved it. Think we will give this a try with the remaining pumpkin we got left! Thanks for sharing all these wonderful, easy and delicious recipes!!!

  • Rose Petrosian

    It finally feels like fall in Los Angeles so I made this yesterday evening with store-bought cubed butternut squash. So delightful with toasted seedy bread! Since I can’t have garlic, I added a dash of cumin during the blending process and finished with peppercini infused olive oil. Addicting!

  • Veronica Hudson

    i don’t really like pumpkin, but this looks good. I will try it at home after I try my pasta recipe https://goo.gl/sQbqkr . Thanks for sharing this.