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Creamy Pumpkin Hummus #HalloweenTreatsWeek

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HalloweenTreatsWeek is a yearly blogging event that is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife . You'll find that this fun and spooky event is an online, week-long event that is filled with some frightfully fun Halloween treats and recipes from some fantastic Halloween loving bloggers!

I know that everyone thinks sweets and candy when they think about Halloween but I really wanted to kick things off with a savory recipe. I eat hummus pretty much every afternoon and I'm always looking for some fun ways to change it up.  I found James S's recipe for Creamy Pumpkin Hummus on the Taste of Home website and I tweaked it just a bit.


I used blood orange juice, super fitting for Halloween, right? I couldn't find pumpkin oil, so I used olive oil instead. I absolutely love pepitas but I'm not really crazy about pomegranate so I substituted dried cranberries. 

The suggested dippers were pita chips, apples and pears.  Since the orange juice and the dried cranberries lean in the "sweet" direction, it's also great with graham crackers or gingersnap cookies. 


This will be great all Fall long, but you can embrace the Halloween theme by serving it up in small plastic cauldrons that you can find at party stores or department stores. 

Thank you so much to Angie for hosting this week! Make sure to check out all of the fun recipes that we're sharing this week! You can follow the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media to collect all of these frightful recipes to use at your own Halloween parties and events!

Creamy Pumpkin Hummus

Creamy Pumpkin Hummus
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal


  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or pumpkin seed oil
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seed oil or olive oil, optional
  • 1/4 cup salted pumpkin seeds or pepitas
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • Baked pita chips, sliced apples or pears, graham crackers


  1. In a food processor, combine the first 9 ingredients; cover and process until smooth. Transfer to a serving platter or bowl.
  2. Garnish with oil if desired; top with pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries. Serve with pita chips, apples, pears, and graham crackers.
hummus, pumpkin


For this years 6th annual HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 18 hauntingly talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week!

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  1. I love Taste of Home recipes too! I love this!

  2. Pumpkin Hummus is a favorite but I haven't made it in forever!

  3. There are so many ways to make hummus! I have some tahini calling for a recipe. Thank you!

  4. What a fun idea for all the Fall events! Looks delish and I can't wait to give it a try


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