Pumpkin Hummus Recipe – Perfect Thanksgiving Appetizer


Pumpkin Hummus Recipe

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and I could eat turkey 365 days of year, so when turkey day came around I didn’t eat anything before the big meal. I grew up in a small family. There were rarely more than 4 or 5 of us at the Thanksgiving table.  Having appetizers on Thanksgiving never occurred to me. Now that I don’t spend the holiday with just family I have a different perspective. I often celebrate at friends’ homes where it is more of a drop-in atmosphere. Sure, they serve a main meal but people are popping in earlier in the day just to say hello and visit before they are off to the big meal at their own home.

This is where appetizers come in. If you are having a drop-in type of Thanksgiving, not everyone is going to stay for the big meal so it is nice to have some appetizers and drinks available for your guests. Do you serve appetizers on Thanksgiving? Let me know in the comments.

If you are looking for a Thanksgiving appetizer, I have a perfect one for you — Pumpkin Hummus. It is a great light bite and is so tasty; perfect with tortilla chips, pita chips or veggies. It is a healthier appetizer, high in protein too so it’s great to serve to guests who may be trying to eat healthy. I hope you try our Pumpkin Hummus recipe.


This yummy appetizer uses basic pantry ingredients; your usual hummus ingredients with a twist of adding pumpkin.


Place ingredients into a food processor and season with salt and pepper. Blend until smooth.


Place hummus in a serving dish, drizzle a little more olive oil on top and a sprinkling of paprika to serve.



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