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Spicy Pumpkin Hummus
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Spicy Pumpkin Hummus
It's October, which signifies something very important in the vegan universe: pumpkin season! This fun fall dip brings together pumpkin, garlic, and a hint of heat for the perfect party snack. Creamy and flavorful, this hummus from cookbook author John Schlimm is ready in seconds and contains a secret boozy ingredient—pumpkin vodka—for an extra kick. Make it the centerpiece of your Halloween party, and for more perfect pumpkin-centric meals, check out 5 Mouthwatering Vegan Pumpkin Recipes on VegNews.com.
Serves 8
What You Need:
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
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce, or more to taste
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground mace
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 cup pumpkin-flavored vodka
Toasted whole-wheat pita bread, for serving
Vegetable sticks, for serving
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What You Do:
1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except pita and vegetable sticks.

2. With an immersion blender, purée for about 2 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary with a rubber spatula. Serve with pita and vegetable sticks.
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