Butternut Squash Hummus

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Yesterday it rained! It was not the gross sticky hot kind of rain, it was real awesome cold rain. I took Max outside and he jumped around in puddles and absolutely loved it! It finally feels like fall to me. I just realized, as I looked around my house that I don't have one single fall decoration up..not even a string of leaves or a decorative pumpkin. SAD! I need to get on that. Anywhoo...

We are a family who loves hummus, even little Max loves it. I decided I wanted to make a fallish (my computer does not think fallish is a word and insists on putting the red squiggly line underneath ) inspired little snack. I used this recipe as a guideline but made a couple tweaks and of course added butternut squash.


What you will need:
  • 2 cups of butternut squash
  • 1 can garbanzo beans
  • 1/2 cup of tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. *If you don't have extra virgin olive oil you can use extra slutty olive oil. Hahaa I heard that the other day and was giggling for a good 5 or so minutes in my head. Funny.
  • 2 cloves of garlic. I used to think a clove of garlic was the whole bulb of garlic....that was A LONG time ago ;) My poor husband.
  • The juice from half of a lemon
  • A dash of cumin
  • 3 dashes (sorry I did not measure this exactly) of cinnamon
  • 3-4 dashes of pepper
Directions:
  1. Slice up the butternut squash into small pieces and boil for about 8-9 minutes or until soft.
  2. Throw all the ingredients into a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth and creamy.
  3. Enjoy!




41 comments:

Simply LKJ said...

Sounds super yummy! And, healthy. Thanks for sharing.

colleen said...

butternut squash hummus?! be still my beating heart. and yes, extra slutty olive oil makes me laugh too.

Aimee said...

my husband loves hummus. this sounds really good I will have to tell him about it. thanks!

Rachel said...

This looks so good!!

The Dainty Doll's House said...

I've never liked hummus, have tried. I might try this and see though, it looks good :) x

Alexa said...

Thank you thank you for this recipe. We love hummus too and I'm always in need of yummy fall recipes! :)

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

I love hummus but have never made my own. This sounds delicious!

sherri lynn said...

I love the fallish spin on this hummus! And I also like your evoo joke haha

Mindy said...

Okay, so the olive oil comment was funny, but then I read the garlic comment and nearly spit coffee all over my keyboard. You silly girl. So did that make garlic lovers or haters out of you? :)
We love hummus too. I'll have to try this. I have a recipe for beet hummus and edamame hummus that I've been hangin' onto for a lifetime - I should have a mixed hummus party! :)

Meg {henninglove} said...

yay jazmin! love her! and lindsay are you kidding me?? butternut squash hummus, just package me up a huge tub of it and send it my way please because that sounds amazing. i love hummus and butternut squash and you have put them together! you rock!

Emily said...

Yummy!! This sounds like the perfect "Fall" hummus! :) Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

Wow! I love buttersquash and hummus but never thought of having it together. You share such unique recipes; I love it!

Cassy said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and your words of encouragement for deleting facebook! Why is something so silly so hard to get rid of? I guess its boredom for me.

Love your blog! I'm your newest follower. This recipe looks so yummo I will have to try it.

Xo
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Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

hummus + butternut squash???!!! are you kidding me???!!! these are two of my favorites, together in one recipe! Oooo, I can't wait to try this!!! xoxoxo brynn

Lindsay said...

Yummy! Is there anything you can't do?? This looks delicious! And the presentation is gorgeous! Great job, friend!

Sarah said...

I am a big butternut squash lover. I made stew not too long ago with it. I totally want to try out this recipe. Super healthy and looks so good! Thanks for sharing!

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs said...

Sounds like my kind of snack! I love butternut squash and hummus! What a great recipe to have both together! Yum!
Jo-Anna

Nikki said...

That sounds so good!

Jazmin @ The Miller's said...

Best post ever! ;)

I have been looking for a yummy hummus recipe.

AND thank you sooo much for the giveaway! I am so excited.

♥Jazmin

Terry said...

Yeah, I never would have thought to combine these but now I absolutely must do so. Thanks for sharing,...love the slutty olive oil joke.

Amy said...

mmmm... that sounds amazing... rain hey.... it's been raining here too... but... it sucks... glad to hear that Max had fun in the puddles!

2manyironsinthefire said...

I love your EVOO joke too!!! A Rachel Ray one right? I love the twist you put on it..yummy! I love when the boys were little had we would take a walk and use our little umbrellas. they had lion king and bob the builder ones. fun..next time take some pictures to share..

Mary and Dyer said...

yum!! this looks SO good! I am always trying to find ways to incorporate butternut squash this time of year, so I am def trying this!! xox

mai said...

Love hummus! I will have to try this recipe.
And love your new header as well!

Finley said...

We love hummus! My 18-mo old gets so excited when I pull it out of the fridge and will eat anything if he can dip it in hummus! This recipe sounds delish. Thanks for sharing!
{mommy chic} design. style. kids. life.

Grace said...

OHHHHH THAT LOOKS SOOOOOO GOOD!
xx Grace
Dream-Boating

Holly said...

yum yum!

Anne said...

We love hummus too Lindsay. I usually add some peanut butter to mine but adding butternut squash sounds delicious. Love it!

Anne @ Domesblissity xx

Anne said...

This looks yummy! Must give it a try. Thanks for the lovely recipe!!
~Anne

Val said...

Holy yumminess!!!

Mongs said...

mm...looks so good, I like your fallish snack, except I will eating in summer. Thank you!

love,mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

theolivetree said...

I love hummus! I need to try this with squash!

blueviolet said...

That looks simply fantastic.

Sharmaine Ruth said...

That looks super yummy! Thanks so much for your comment :)

<3 Sharmaine Ruth
underpeachtrees.blogspot.com

Wander.Lust said...

oh my goodness this recipe sounds delicious! you have a lovely blog btw :)

Paula said...

great recipe! will be making this for my little tot for sure! I love your blog!!

http://www.treschicmama.com

Anonymous said...

Just made some...great recipe! I added an extra clove of garlic and some salt since my tahini was unsalted. Quick way to cook the butternut squash is to halve it lengthwise and put face down in about an inch of water and microwave for about ten minutes; scooped right out. Thanks for the recipe!

Firenze said...

we're still chuckling over the "slutty olive oil"... TFS the great recipe!
Helen -- Firenze Cards

dumbsainthood said...

Oh,I'm so doing this today.

Swimming Upstream said...

I love all your low-carb hints! Thanks. :>)

Stacie said...

We had this recently at a restraunt served with fried pita chips with cinnamon and sugar on them! Fantastic, can't wait to try this recipe!

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