Ready for a healthy and delicious Halloween snack?  Check out this seasonal hummus made with pumpkin, garlic, cinnamon and more.  It’s loaded with vitamins A and C, vital antioxidants, and flavonoid poly-phenolic antioxidants such as lutein, xanthin, and carotenes.  This recipe is sure to make your guests and “little monsters” alike howl happily at the moon!

Serves 8


2 cups canned chickpeas, rinsed and thoroughly drained
1 14-ounce can pumpkin purée (not pumpkin pie filling)
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup tahini
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
Toasted gluten-free pita and veggie sticks, for serving


In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except pita and vegetable sticks. With an immersion blender, purée for about 2 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary with a rubber spatula. Serve with gluten-free pita and vegetable sticks.


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