Roasted Garlic Sage Pumpkin Hummus

A sweet fall twist on everyone’s favorite go-to dip! Pumpkin hummus with roasted garlic and sage is super easy to make and delicious with pretzels, pita chips, apples, or roasted veggies.

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A bowl full of roasted garlic sage pumpkin hummus, surrounded by pita bread, pretzels, and apple slices.

Everyone loves hummus, and it doesn’t take much effort to find that there are about eleventy billion different recipes and varieties of the stuff floating out there, all boasting one spin or another. Make that eleventy billion and one!

This particular version uses the usual chickpeas for a base and adds pumpkin puree, roasted garlic, and fresh sage for an undeniable fall flavor. And, well, the roasted garlic and sage are just plain amazing any time, any place. It’s fast and easy to prepare, just like most hummus and hummus-like dips, and simple to make ahead and store in the fridge, making it ideal for entertaining. Thanksgiving appetizers, anyone?? 

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A word to the wise, the pumpkin definitely makes this dip sweet, so try not to expect something tangy or savory, or your taste buds will be in for a surprise! This happened to my husband, who wandered through the kitchen, saw dip for the taking, dunked away, and experienced a little cognitive dissonance! In fairness, after about two bites more, he clarified that he really liked it, it just wasn’t a flavor he was initially expecting. 🙂

Because the dip is slightly sweet, my absolute favorite pairing for this pumpkin hummus was pretzels! Just the right amount of sweet-salty for me. But thinly-sliced apples were a close second, and probably Henry’s favorite. Pita bread, chips, crackers, or veggies – plain or roasted – would also make a great pairing.

And don’t forget a glass of red!!

Whether you make this for game day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, a potluck, or just because, I hope you love it, and enjoy watching all your family and friends scoop it up, too! Cheers! ♥

A bowl full of roasted garlic sage pumpkin hummus, surrounded by pita bread, pretzels, and apple slices.

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Roasted Garlic Sage Pumpkin Hummus

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Yield about 2 cups

A sweet fall twist on everyone's favorite go-to dip! This pumpkin hummus with roasted garlic and sage is super easy to make and delicious with pretzels, pita chips, apples, or roasted veggies.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and whole
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon honey, maple, or agave syrup
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon finely minced fresh sage

Instructions

  1. To roast the garlic, warm olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the garlic cloves and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until lightly browned and fragrant. Remove from heat.
  2. Add roasted garlic, chickpeas, pumpkin, honey or syrup, and salt to the bowl of a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. Test and add extra olive oil, if desired, to reach your preferred consistency.
  3. Scoop hummus into a serving bowl and stir in the minced sage. Serve immediately with a light drizzle of olive oil on top, or store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Notes

After you're done roasting the garlic, save the olive oil - it's now deliciously garlic-infused! SO good for dipping little pieces of pita or bread.

Lightly adapted from Pinch of Yum - minor changes to amounts, and swapping rosemary for sage. Let's be honest, this would be amazing with any strong herb, so go ahead and get creative with anything you happen to have on hand! 

Looking for more tasty snacks? This white bean sun-dried tomato dip will disappear fast, as will smooth and creamy classic hummus! (Also click through to the hummus recipe if you want to cringe at one of my earliest food photos. Eeek!) Homemade crunchy honey mustard pretzels are also a quick and easy crowd-pleaser!

And can you ever have too many pumpkin recipes!? I hope not, because pumpkin pecan streusel muffins and pumpkin oat peanut butter breakfast bars will definitely improve your life!

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Brian Jones
    October 31, 2017 at 7:17 am

    This sounds great, I love sage it is one of my favourite herbs and is so much underused.

    • Reply
      Monica
      November 4, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      Agreed – sage is amazing in so many things!

  • Reply
    Laura
    October 31, 2017 at 5:14 am

    Not only this humus is a great mix of ingredients, I love your pairing with pretzels: sweet and salty, yum

    • Reply
      Monica
      November 4, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      Yes! It’s the best combo – I could have sat dipping pretzels into this FOREVER. Eeek!

  • Reply
    Luci's Morsels
    October 30, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    What a great, seasonal version of hummus! I have to try this one. Yummy!

  • Reply
    Sandi
    October 30, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    This looks like the perfect dip for fall. Can’t wait to try!

  • Reply
    Amy | The Cook Report
    October 30, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Sounds so good! I love the addition of roasted garlic

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