A twist on a classic recipe, pumpkin hummus is the perfect side dish for fall and makes a great appetizer for Halloween parties, Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving dinner!
Hummus is my #1 go-to party recipe. Whether I’m having a small gathering or hosting 20+ people, you can bet that I’ll have a hummus platter on hand. It comes together quickly, I always have the ingredients on hand, and it’s almost always a crowd pleaser. What’s not to love?
Ok… unless you’re my dad. He won’t touch the stuff.
But for the average person, I think hummus has become the universal replacement for dip. (I can’t be the only one who’s disgusted by that stuff, right?) On a platter, I like to arrange a mix of cut veggies and bread or pita chips. In a crunch, just a bag of corn chips or store bought pita chips will suffice as well.
Last fall, I started making this fall-inspired version of my go-to hummus recipe using pumpkin and a few extra spices for a little kick. This past weekend I pulled out the recipe again for a simple side dish for a fall party, and decided to make things really festive by serving the hummus straight out of a pumpkin! Not only did it look adorable, but it actually didn’t even require a whole lot of extra work.
I bought a small pumpkin just a little wider than my serving bowl, then used the bowl to trace the circle I cut out of the pumpkin. You could probably also line the pumpkin with saran wrap and serve the hummus straight from it, but I can’t vouch for the effectiveness of that method!
Using the orange pumpkin definitely lends the dish to a Halloween look, but I’m anxious to try this again using a white or cinderella pumpkin later in the fall; maybe for Thanksgiving dinner?