Pumpkin Pistachio Hummus

First day of fall calls for football and pumpkin hummus. In the midst of a busy Saturday, we carved out time for fitness followed by much needed naps and snacks. With fall officially here, all the flavors of it were calling my name. We made a stop at Trader Joe’s earlier in the day and I did my fair share of stocking up on their seasonal pumpkin products. The cans of pure pumpkin are a great alternative for pasta sauces, protein smoothies, overnight oats, and of course hummus. After a double duty morning workout I was def craving EVERYTHING, including a dose of healthy fats. I threw together my quick version of hummus in the food processor. I jammed everything in and pulsed away. No cook time and very little clean up. Enjoy your snacking and opt in on this for your next tailgate party or pre-Thanksgiving dinner appetizer.

Pumpkin Hummus

1 can chick peas, drained & rinsed

1/4 cup chopped pistachios

1/2 can pumpkin purée

Juice from 1/2 a lemon

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

2-3 cloves of garlic

3 tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp onion powder

1 tsp cumin

Top with an olive oil drizzle and chopped pistachios. Serve with celery, carrots, cucumber, or chips. Indulge freely friends, pumpkin is high in magnesium and fiber. Not to mention is a major player in the anti inflammatory game. I am thinking it makes for an ideal post run snack! This festive dip serves up roughly 150 calories per serving…before the chips 🙂 

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