5-Minute Savory Pumpkin Hummus with Fresh Sage

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~ This delicious Pumpkin Hummus has just 5 ingredients and is ready in 5 minutes flat! Filled with the comforting, savory flavors of pumpkin and sage, it’s an ideal Halloween snack, Thanksgiving appetizer, or holiday hors d’oeuvre. It can even be made ahead! Perfect for parties … and for quick snacking anytime! ~

This Recipe Is:     Ready in 30 Minutes or Less    Make Ahead    Vegan (and Vegetarian)    Gluten Free  

Just 5 ingredients, ready in 5 minutes flat! This delicious Savory Pumpkin Hummus is filled with the rich, comforting flavors of pumpkin and sage. It's an ideal Halloween snack, Thanksgiving appetizer, or holiday hors d’oeuvre. A quick, healthy appetizer recipe that can even be made ahead! Perfect for parties, and for snacking – a healthy hummus recipe that’s great anytime! If you’re looking for pumpkin recipes, this is a must-try! | www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com
Just 5 ingredients, ready in 5 minutes flat! This delicious Savory Pumpkin Hummus is filled with the rich, comforting flavors of pumpkin and sage. It's an ideal Halloween snack, Thanksgiving appetizer, or holiday hors d’oeuvre. A quick, healthy appetizer recipe that can even be made ahead! Perfect for parties, and for snacking – a healthy hummus recipe that’s great anytime! If you’re looking for pumpkin recipes, this is a must-try! | www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com
Just 5 ingredients, ready in 5 minutes flat! This delicious Savory Pumpkin Hummus is filled with the rich, comforting flavors of pumpkin and sage. It's an ideal Halloween snack, Thanksgiving appetizer, or holiday hors d’oeuvre. A quick, healthy appetizer recipe that can even be made ahead! Perfect for parties, and for snacking – a healthy hummus recipe that’s great anytime! If you’re looking for pumpkin recipes, this is a must-try! | www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com

Just 5 ingredients, ready in 5 minutes flat! This delicious Savory Pumpkin Hummus is filled with the rich, comforting flavors of pumpkin and sage. It's an ideal Halloween snack, Thanksgiving appetizer, or holiday hors d’oeuvre. A quick, healthy appetizer recipe that can even be made ahead! Perfect for parties, and for snacking – a healthy hummus recipe that’s great anytime! If you’re looking for pumpkin recipes, this is a must-try! | www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com

I had a dilemma.

And I just needed a simple to test to resolve it.

The dilemma: was my new Pumpkin Hummus truly THK-worthy? Good enough to join our other hummus creations, starring in its very own recipe post?

I knew that I was head-over-heels for it.

Just 5 ingredients, ready in 5 minutes flat! This delicious Savory Pumpkin Hummus is filled with the rich, comforting flavors of pumpkin and sage. It's an ideal Halloween snack, Thanksgiving appetizer, or holiday hors d’oeuvre. A quick, healthy appetizer recipe that can even be made ahead! Perfect for parties, and for snacking – a healthy hummus recipe that’s great anytime! If you’re looking for pumpkin recipes, this is a must-try! | www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com

Sage does something absolutely magical when it teams up with pumpkin – or any winter squash, for that matter. It’s one of the flavor combinations I eagerly look forward to in autumn. My new hummus recipe beautifully combined those flavors … in mere moments. Just moments! It was definitely THK-fast!

But was it THK-delicious?

I knew exactly how to find out.

We’d been invited to an autumn bonfire with a gaggle of Scott’s hungry coworkers. Willing taste-testers, most of them had tried some of my recipes before, and many had already ooohed and aaahed over my hummus dips. Exactly the test group I needed to compare this new hummus recipe with my others!

Just 5 ingredients, ready in 5 minutes flat! This delicious Savory Pumpkin Hummus is filled with the rich, comforting flavors of pumpkin and sage. It's an ideal Halloween snack, Thanksgiving appetizer, or holiday hors d’oeuvre. A quick, healthy appetizer recipe that can even be made ahead! Perfect for parties, and for snacking – a healthy hummus recipe that’s great anytime! If you’re looking for pumpkin recipes, this is a must-try! | www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com

So, I filled my kitschy and quirky, brightly colored Halloween “Boo”-shaped serving bowls with each of my other hummus dips.

Well, looky there … I was delighted to see that, with the blackish-brown, orange and green hummus colors, my little hummus trio looked particularly Halloween-y! Absolutely “BOO”-tiful (teehee), and just right for an October bonfire. So far, so good …

Next, in an extra-kitschy jack-o’-lantern bowl (which coordinated perfectly with the “Boo”), I dolloped my new Pumpkin Hummus, sprinkling a bit of fragrant fresh sage on top.

Just 5 ingredients, ready in 5 minutes flat! This delicious Savory Pumpkin Hummus is filled with the rich, comforting flavors of pumpkin and sage. It's an ideal Halloween snack, Thanksgiving appetizer, or holiday hors d’oeuvre. A quick, healthy appetizer recipe that can even be made ahead! Perfect for parties, and for snacking – a healthy hummus recipe that’s great anytime! If you’re looking for pumpkin recipes, this is a must-try! | www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com

I’d sit back and wait to see if my new creation passed the test …

When we arrived at the bonfire, our friends eagerly dove into the hummus tray, tasting and nibbling and comparing notes on which was their very most favorite flavor.

Hostess-with-the-Mostess Side Note: One really great thing I’ve noticed about hummus is that, no matter how many other NOT-healthy appetizers are scattered along a buffet, healthy hummus always gets people unaccountably excited. I don’t know what it is exactly, but a hummus spread is a hit every time. I’ve been surprised again and again when I arrive at a party, armed with a hummus tray, and people exclaim in delight. Really. So easy – and guaranteed success! And hey – you even did your friends a favor and served them up something nutritious, too. Way to go, entertaining-Einstein! But I digress …

Just 5 ingredients, ready in 5 minutes flat! This delicious Savory Pumpkin Hummus is filled with the rich, comforting flavors of pumpkin and sage. It's an ideal Halloween snack, Thanksgiving appetizer, or holiday hors d’oeuvre. A quick, healthy appetizer recipe that can even be made ahead! Perfect for parties, and for snacking – a healthy hummus recipe that’s great anytime! If you’re looking for pumpkin recipes, this is a must-try! | www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com

I’ll bet you can guess what happened with my taste test, right? Since the Pumpkin Hummus clearly earned its own recipe post (ummmm … you know, that’s why we’re all gathered ’round today) … it’s kind of a no-brainer to figure out the test results.

Full disclosure: I might have fretted and hovered just a bit, worrying over whether or not everyone else would adore my pumpkin-sage flavor combination as much as I did. I may even have eavesdropped just a leeeeettle, spying to gauge reactions. But I shouldn’t have worried. The results were conclusive. Let’s just say my Pumpkin Hummus was a smashing success (pumpkin … smashing … get it??? Yeah. Sorry. Had to.)

Just 5 ingredients, ready in 5 minutes flat! This delicious Savory Pumpkin Hummus is filled with the rich, comforting flavors of pumpkin and sage. It's an ideal Halloween snack, Thanksgiving appetizer, or holiday hors d’oeuvre. A quick, healthy appetizer recipe that can even be made ahead! Perfect for parties, and for snacking – a healthy hummus recipe that’s great anytime! If you’re looking for pumpkin recipes, this is a must-try! | www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com

This insanely easy hummus has just 5 ingredients, not counting water (which nobody counts). Actually, looking at the ingredient list again, I could really go with saying it’s got just 4 ingredients, since most people count salt as a freebie, too. Well, whatever …

It’s surprising what just 5 4! unassuming ingredients can do when they get together in perfect harmony. That classic hummus base – chickpeas – gets a huge flavor boost from creamy pumpkin and fresh sage. So ridiculously simple, but it’s a combination that delivers rich, comforting, savory fall flavors, in no time flat.

Toss everything in a food processor and you’re pretty much already home. A little whirring action … and serve it up. Done! Perfect with warm, pillowy pita bread or with crispy-crunchy pita chips.

Just 5 ingredients, ready in 5 minutes flat! This delicious Savory Pumpkin Hummus is filled with the rich, comforting flavors of pumpkin and sage. It's an ideal Halloween snack, Thanksgiving appetizer, or holiday hors d’oeuvre. A quick, healthy appetizer recipe that can even be made ahead! Perfect for parties, and for snacking – a healthy hummus recipe that’s great anytime! If you’re looking for pumpkin recipes, this is a must-try! | www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com

This is just the thing to have stashed in your fridge, ready for those late-night munchies. Keep the ingredients on hand (fresh sage lasts surprisingly well), and you’ve not only got a late-night-noshing solution, but also a go-to for parties (remember my Hostess-with-the-Mostess tip!).

No doubt, if you’re looking for a unique pumpkin recipe for a Halloween party or a Thanksgiving buffet, this is a great last-minute solution that will win you raves. And with that homey sage flavor, it’s a lovely seasonal addition to holiday meals clear throughout the winter season, too.

Just 5 ingredients, ready in 5 minutes flat! This delicious Savory Pumpkin Hummus is filled with the rich, comforting flavors of pumpkin and sage. It's an ideal Halloween snack, Thanksgiving appetizer, or holiday hors d’oeuvre. A quick, healthy appetizer recipe that can even be made ahead! Perfect for parties, and for snacking – a healthy hummus recipe that’s great anytime! If you’re looking for pumpkin recipes, this is a must-try! | www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com

Try your own little taste test! In just 5 minutes, this is one test you’ll definitely ace!

5-Minute Savory Pumpkin Hummus with Fresh Sage

5-Minute Savory Pumpkin Hummus with Fresh Sage

Yield: 2 1/2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This delicious, savory Pumpkin Hummus has just 5 ingredients and is ready in 5 minutes flat! A perfect make-ahead for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or holiday hors d’oeuvre parties ... and for quick snacking anytime!

  Ready in 30 Minutes or Less  •  Make Ahead    Vegan (and Vegetarian)    Gluten Free  

Ingredients

  • 1 (15-ounce) can organic or reduced-sodium chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup canned pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons roughly torn, loosely packed fresh sage leaves (about 10 average-sized leaves)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh sage, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients (except minced fresh sage garnish) in a food processor and process until smooth, scraping down the sides 3-4 times, as needed.
  2. Transfer hummus to a serving bowl and garnish with minced sage.
  3. Serve immediately (we recommend serving alongside fresh whole wheat pita bread or whole grain pita chips), or cover and refrigerate until serving (up to 2-3 days). After refrigeration, the hummus may need a quick stir before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 servings Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 48Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 161mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only, and may vary depending on your choice of ingredients or preparation. No guarantees are made regarding allergies or dietary needs. Always consult a physician or dietician for specific advice and questions.

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Just 5 ingredients, ready in 5 minutes flat! This delicious Savory Pumpkin Hummus is filled with the rich, comforting flavors of pumpkin and sage. It's an ideal Halloween snack, Thanksgiving appetizer, or holiday hors d’oeuvre. A quick, healthy appetizer recipe that can even be made ahead! Perfect for parties, and for snacking – a healthy hummus recipe that’s great anytime! If you’re looking for pumpkin recipes, this is a must-try! | www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com
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36 thoughts on “5-Minute Savory Pumpkin Hummus with Fresh Sage”

  1. Adding pumpkin to hummus is one of my favorite spins for fall! Love the addition of sage in here, an under-appreciated herb for sure! We’ll be enjoying this as a healthy snack before dinner tonight!

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    • I think you’ll really like this unique spin, Dannii – this pumpkin hummus has definitely been a hit with my own friends and neighbors when I’ve shared it at parties! And it really is a perfect little appetizer for fall, with so much savory pumpkin flavor (and so healthy, too)! Enjoy! ~Shelley

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    • Hi Amy! (Love that name – it’s my daughter’s name! 😀 ) Anyway – your comment made me so, so happy! I apologize I’m just now shooting you a response, but I noticed your sweet note when it came in a few days ago, and was just thrilled! I’ve always so enjoyed cooking with my own two kids, and I’m delighted that you had fun making this pumpkin hummus with your son – that’s so awesome! Thanks bunches for telling me about it, and happy holidays to you and your family! ~Shelley

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  2. I had high hopes for this as an appetizer for Thanksgiving, and I’m sorry to say it won’t be going out. This was not very good. I’m glad we had the ingredients to just go with standard hummus instead.

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    • Hi, Nicole! I’m so disappointed to hear that you didn’t care for this hummus recipe, as I really do love it and have gotten so many great comments when I’ve served it at various parties. It definitely isn’t a traditionally-flavored hummus, as the pumpkin and the fresh sage are intentionally prominent. I adore that flavor combination, but if you don’t care for either of those ingredients, this definitely wouldn’t be a good bet for you, and your choice to serve a traditional hummus was probably a safer option. Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful – happy holidays! ~Shelley

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    • Hi Ellen! I think hummus recipes are always fun and easy to play around with, because they’re so quick and simple to whip up, and you can taste as you go, adding and adjusting ingredients until you’ve got a hummus recipe you personally love. With just a few ingredients, though, every ingredient you use matters and has impact on the final flavor. To be honest, I’m not sure I would really like this hummus with cilantro or parsley – but I’ve never tried it, and I might be totally wrong! I’d hate to discourage you from trying something new that could turn out to be wonderful, and I always think it’s so awesome when our readers use our recipes as starting points for their own fun variations. Personally, though, I do very much love the combination of sage with fall flavors like pumpkin and squash – they just have such a perfect affinity for each other – so this specific pumpkin hummus recipe that combines pumpkin and sage is definitely near and dear to my own heart. If you’d still like to try changing things up and trying some other herbs, I’d suggest maybe trying rosemary or even thyme before the cilantro or parsley. Just a thought. I’d love to know what you experiment with and how it turns out! Good luck! ~Shelley

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