Hummus is all the rage right now. Me, I’m still learning to like it. I really want to like it, I just haven’t made or had one yet that I’ve enjoyed. Until now. When I saw this recipe I knew it was really the only shot hummus and I had. I couldn’t keep trying something and wasting tons of chickpeas in the process. I also figured this would possibly work on my daughter as well.
This is such a great treat that has a nice hint of sweet, but isn’t overwhelming. It’s also high in fiber and low in calories. Who doesn’t like that? This would make a perfect appetizer for Thanksgiving if you are still looking for something. You wouldn’t sacrifice flavor and you’d sneak a little healthy in there while you’re at it!
- 15 oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup tahini or raw cashew
- 1 Tbsp sunflower oil or canola oil
- 3 Tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp salt
In a food process, combine all of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
Serve with raw vegetables, pita, or crackers.
Yields 12 servings (1/4 cup each)
Per serving: 93 calories, 4.3g fat, 0 mg. cholesterol, 146mg. sodium, 11.6g. carbohydrates, 4.6 g. fiber, 3.1g. protein.