Pumpkin Hummus – For an Arabian Night at Home
Ready in20 Minuten
Hummus is known to be one of the classics of the Oriental world. Especially during my trips to Israel, I had to go to every single hummus store that was recommended to me. It is delicious, light, and even quick to make at home. That’s why today, I want to share a hummus recipe. It’s the first recipe ever that I post on Barbaralicious. And not just any hummus, but rather a tasty pumpkin hummus to match the season.
- 1 Hokkaido pumpkin
- 220 gm chickpeas (drained weight)
- 2 tsp. olive oil
- 4 tsp. tahini
- 2 tsp. lemon juice
- 2 tsp. cumin
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. turmeric
- 2 tsp. pumpkin seeds
- Chili flakes
- 3 stems coriander
Step 1Wash the pumpkin and cut away generously what you do not want to eat. But you can eat the peel of the Hokkaido pumpkin. Cut the pumpkin in half, remove the seeds, and then cut it into small pieces.
Step 2Cook the pumpkin for 10 minutes in boiling water. Pour off the water and let the pumpkin pieces cool down a bit.
Step 3While the pumpkin is simmering, you can drain the chickpeas and rinse with cold water until the water is clear.
Step 4Place the chickpeas in a blender or bowl with oil, tahini, 50 ml water, lemon juice, cumin, salt, and turmeric, if you want to prepare the hummus with a hand blender.
Step 5Add the cooked pumpkin pieces to the hummus and puree everything until a fine mass is obtained. Taste the puree again and add salt if need be.
Step 6Wash, dry, and chop the coriander. Put the pumpkin hummus in a bowl and sprinkle it with the coriander and chili flakes.
The tasty snack is ready
for parties or just in between!
Tip 1I had slight problems getting tahini. I found it at the organic food department of dm, a German drugstore. There you will find sesame paste among the other vegetarian and vegan pastes.
Tip 2Tastes super yummy as a dip with bread, pita, or even vegetable sticks.
Tip 3If you don’t eat it all, it’s best to put a little olive oil on the hummus. This will keep it fresh in the refrigerator for one or two days and you can enjoy the pumpkin hummus longer.
Tip 4Pumpkin hummus is also good as a side dish. It goes well with fish and meat if you are not on a vegan or vegetarian diet.
As a travel blog, I have of course written a few blog posts about the countries where people eat hummus. I mainly spent time in Israel, but I also visited the West Bank, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates. Here you can browse a bit in the “hummus countries” and travel there in your thoughts.
The fortress of MasadaJudean Desert, Israel
Petra & JerashJordan
Photo Spots in DubaiDubai, UAE