Pumpkin. An obsession that's triggered like clockwork, moving in alongside the first brisk September breeze and lingering until December snowflakes encourage the release of our firm, pumpkin-filled grips.
As I was flipping through the pages of Kathy Hester's latest cookbook, The Easy Vegan Cookbook: Make Healthy Home Cooking Practically Effortless, to decide on a recipe to make and share in this post, I flagged oodles of must-make goodies, including (but not limited to)...
One Pot Veggie Vodka Sauce Pasta, Singapore Mai Fun (Curry Thin Rice Noodles), Sweet Potato Ropa Vieja, Creamy Black-Eyed Pea Southern Quesadillas, All-Natural Carrot Dogs (yes, like hot dogs but with carrots!), Spicy Cauliflower Po' Boy (next on my to-make list), and Applesauce Spice Cake.
The book is packed to its covers' with deliciously-balanced recipes: creative yet easy and quick yet thoughtful. Plus, each and every recipe has a mouthwatering photo to accompany it -- an immediate win in my food-photo-loving heart.
However, it was this recipe for pumpkin hummus that I just couldn't shake as I was putting together my grocery list on Friday evening. It's packed with almost as much pumpkin as it is chickpeas, richly layered with savory spices, and totally snack-able. In total, it took me about 10 minutes to pull together, and that included a few minutes of hemming and hawing about serving gear (i.e., pita, naan, or veggies?) for these photos.
Scroll down to... 1| snag this must-have fall recipe and 2| enter to win your very own copy of The Easy Vegan Cookbook. You can also grab a copy here now.
Pumpkin Hummus from The Easy Vegan Cookbook + A Giveaway!
- 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed or 1 ½ cups (300 g) cooked
- ¾ cup (184 g) pumpkin puree (can substitute sweet potato or butternut squash puree)
- 2 cloves garlic, sliced
- 1 tablespoon (15 ml) fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons (10 g) nutritional yeast
- ½ to 1 teaspoon cumin, to taste (I used ½ tsp)
- ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ¼ to ½ teaspoon coriander, to taste, optional (I used ¼ tsp)
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne
- 2 to 3 tablespoons water, as needed
- Sea salt, to taste (I used ¾ teaspoon)
- Note: I also added 2 tablespoons of tahini to yield a super smooth and creamy hummus.
- Place the chickpeas, pumpkin, garlic, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, cumin, paprika, coriander, and cayenne in your food processor. Blend until the chickpeas are pureed (note: I blended until everything was super smooth and creamy). Add in water, one tablespoon at a time, if the mixture is too thick.
- Taste and adjust seasonings; add sea salt to taste.
- Serve with veggies, pita, sweet potato chips, etc.
- Refrigerate leftovers.
The Easy Vegan Cookbook Giveaway
One winner will receive a copy of Kathy Hester’s The Easy Vegan Cookbook: Make Healthy Home Cooking Practically Effortless. For a chance to win, simply enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget below and comment on this post between September 30th and October 14th. Please note: this giveaway is only open to residents of the United States.
I always love a new Vegan cookbook and this looks gorgeous!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
Kathy's book sounds fabulous!
And o how I do love my pumpkin hummus!
Beth R. says
I'm always looking to boost the reoccurring recipes in my arsenal. This sounds like a great resource!
Thank you for everything! ! Pumpkin hummus! !! Plus a chance to win a fabulous new book! !
Looks and sounds like a great book to have!
I would enter the Giveaway if I lived in the US..
Also looking for new vegan cookbooks to impress those non vegan friends.
Yum! I have all these ingredients in my kitchen...this might be in my immediate future!
Yum! I have all these ingredients; this might be in my immediate future! I'd love to win this cookbook because I'm a new-ish vegan and am always looking for inspiration in the kitchen.
I would love to win this book because I'm a new vegan and this would be a most welcome edition to my library.
I love ways to speed up weeknight cooking, thanks so much for the chance to win!
Marty C. says
I love new cookbooks, especially ones with a lot of vegan/vegetarian recipes.
I love cooking and have been wanting to start a cookbook collection for awhile now like my mom! This would be a perfect start and a great way to learn more about vegan cooking techniques that I am trying to learn!
I love cooking!!!! (which is apparently unusual for a freshman in college lol) I love cooking healthy food, and I eat vegan most of the time so this cookbook would give me some great ideas! :D
I have two of Kathy's books and love them! I'd be ecstatic to win this one!
Donna F. says
I would simply love to have another cookbook to add to my collection, especially with healthy recipes!
Annamarie V says
I'm trying to eat healthier and I have been looking for a good cookbook and the Easy Vegan sounds wonderful.
Terri Cole says
I have Kathy's "The Great Vegan Bean Book" and I love it!
Natalia M says
I actually want to win this for my little sister. She recently became a vegan because of her love for animals, and she's trying so hard to plan her meals and make her own school lunches. This book sounds like it would be perfect for her, as she is very new to cooking and this will get her excited about being vegan and cooking even more! A 12 year old read somewhere that she can save 100 animals by being vegan, and decided to give up some of her favorite foods, she has the biggest heart. This would be a great gift for her.
Though I eat mainly plant based, I do have a few times a week that I indulge in a specialty cheese or something. However, we just figured out that my son (whom I'm nursing) has a cows milk protein sensitivity causing some major issues this month. I am officially off of dairy and soy now and this book would be a huge encouragement and motivation for really making sensible meals every time instead of some of the time.
I'm looking for some new vegan recipes for the fall! Pumpkin hummus sounds so interesting!
Casey @ Casey the College Celiac says
I love experimenting with vegan cooking, but definitely need some new inspiration!
It is always great to try new ideas and be inspired with tasty vegan food!
The recipes look great and I am always eager to try new recipes.
Karen M. says
loving this recipe (adore anything with pumpkin) and can't wait to make it! Always on the search for new vegan recipes. This is definitely a must make and share soon...
I'd like to win for the easy vegan recipes. =)
Lydia Claire says
Winning this book would be great because the recipes look delicious!
I love the simplicity and flexibility of the pumpkin hummus recipe. I'd love to see more!
"Easy" is one of my favorite recipe ingredients!
I like that this recipe book will not be complicated and I am always looking for more vegan recipes.
This hummus sounds fantastic! I have been lacking on inspiration for meals so this cook book would be a HUGE help ☺
Becca F says
I'm already a fan of Kathy Hester, I think another cookbook would be a great addition