10-minute Protein-rich Pumpkin Hummus

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10-minute Protein-rich Pumpkin Hummus


  • Author: Serena Poon

Ingredients

  • 1 15-ounce can cannellini beans
  • 2/3 cup pureed pumpkin, unsweetened (roasted optional)
  • 2 TB lemon juice
  • 2 TB tahini
  • ½ tsp Himalayan pink salt
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ¾ tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 TB extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or minced
  • 5 sprigs of fresh thyme, destem and reserve leaves
  • Organic crudité, pita bread, gluten-free crackers (optional accompaniments)

Instructions

  1. Rinse and drain cannellini beans
  2. In a food processor combine beans, pumpkin, lemon juice, tahini, salt, cumin, smoked paprika, cinnamon, and cayenne. Pulse gently until combined, then purée until creamy and smooth.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, lightly saute the garlic with the olive oil until lightly golden in color.
  4. Add the thyme to the garlic and gently saute until aromatic and remove from heat.
  5. Add garlic and thyme mixture to the food processer and pulse to combine.
  6. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  7. Serve immediately for softer, lighter consistency. Refrigerate for 2+ hours for denser consistency.

This content is strictly the opinion of Chef Serena Poon and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Serena nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

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