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If by some chance you catch me watching an NFL game, it’s probably because the Chicago Bears are playing. However, sometimes I make the mistake in watching the Packers win, or better yet, lose! *Hi Cheeseheads!* icon wink Pumpkin Hummus Dip

But I am so glad I tuned in this past Monday because I got to see that “Hail Mary” pass. This was the one and only time that I stood behind the Packers. I mean, come on! It was clearly in the hands of the defender; I couldn’t believe that they awarded Tate with a touchdown.

Dear fill-in Refs,

Glad you are out and looking for another job.

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, click here.

Thank goodness I had this pumpkin hummus dip to get me through it all.

By the way, repeat after me, DA BEARS!

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When you think of pumpkin, you probably think of pies, muffins, even lattes. In other words, you think of pumpkin as something sweet. A dessert of sorts. Allow me to introduce you to the other side of pumpkin. Pumpkin puree with chickpeas, yogurt, and parmesan cheese. And lime juice. And garlic. All put through your food processor and done in 5 minutes. Cut up some dipping veggies, layer a bunch of crackers, take a seat on the couch and dip away as you watch the next football game. Or Real Housewives of Wherever marathon – my guilty pleasure.

ENJOY!

Pumpkin Hummus Dip
 
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Serves: 2 cups
Ingredients
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 can (16 oz) garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup 100% pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • ⅓ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 small limes, juiced
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Turn on the food processor fitted with the steel blade and drop the garlic down the feed tube; process until it's minced.
  2. Add in the garbanzo beans and process until the beans are coarsely pureed.
  3. Pour in the pumpkin puree, yogurt and shredded parmesan cheese and give it a whirl, just enough to mix it all together.
  4. Add the lime juice, salt, and pepper and process until well incorporated.
  5. Taste for seasoning and see if you want to add more salt, pepper, or even lime juice.
  6. Serve with vegetables and crackers.
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  1. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts October 2, 2012 at 10:10 PM - Reply

    I am loving hummus lately, but never would have put pumpkin with it – great idea!

    Sorry, Vikings fan here :) Hubby is a Packer fan, so it makes for interesting weekends!

  2. Megan @ Pip and Ebby September 30, 2012 at 8:53 PM - Reply

    I LOVE this twist on pumpkin. Hummus?! Love it!

    My husband goes back and forth between being a Packers and Vikings fan. He LOVED the year when Brett Favre did awesome with the Vikings! Since then, he hasn’t had a whole lot of interest in either.

    Thanks for the awesome recipe, as always!

  3. Ellen September 30, 2012 at 5:30 PM - Reply

    I got so excited when I saw this. I always had thought of pumpkin as usually sweet too until I made a soup with it that had spices like cumin and chile pepper and loved it-so I’ve been on the lookout for savory pumpkin goodies…

  4. Laura (Tutti Dolci) September 28, 2012 at 10:04 PM - Reply

    I love anything pumpkin and I love hummus – this is a perfect snack for me!

  5. Jeanette September 28, 2012 at 3:46 PM - Reply

    Love this idea of pumpkin in hummus!

  6. Hester aka The Chef Doc September 28, 2012 at 1:43 PM - Reply

    Yum, Kate! I was telling my mother last night how I have to head to TJ’s to pick up many cans of pumpkin puree for all the cooking and baking I want to do this season :-) Well, let’s hope time permits as school 33 miles away Monday through Thursday is already sapping my energy. You’ll be happy to know that I chose Chicago to win this Monday evening!

  7. Ramona September 28, 2012 at 11:14 AM - Reply

    Mmmm… I love the idea of a savory dip from pumpkin puree!! I bet it was wonderful while you watched your football. Of course I don’t watch sports… so I will be munching on this while watching one of my weepy chick movies. :) Have a great weekend!! ~ Ramona

  8. PolaM September 28, 2012 at 9:52 AM - Reply

    what a great and unusual idea! Perfect for fall parties!

  9. mjskit September 28, 2012 at 9:43 AM - Reply

    What a creative hummus dip! Love it! And what a beautiful color!

  10. Liz September 28, 2012 at 7:23 AM - Reply

    Hey, are you dishin’ my Packers???? LOL, I’ll forgive you since you shared this marvelous, autumnal hummus (and agreed with the rest of the world on that catch). I’m adding this to my list of hummus recipes to try…yummy.

    • Kate@Diethood September 28, 2012 at 9:08 AM - Reply

      I admit, they are pretty good at what they do :P
      Have a great weekend, Liz! ♥

  11. Ok, I wanted to hug you after that first paragraph. DA BEARS!

    But you gotta go easy on those poor refs. They didn’t ask to be called on the major league fields. It’s like asking the person in charge of French fries at McDonalds to take over as executive chef at Mario Batali’s restaurant.

    Your dip looks so good. I don’t know if I could deviate from the normal chickpea/tahini hummus, but that would tempt me greatly.

    • Kate@Diethood September 28, 2012 at 9:10 AM - Reply

      Yes, you’re right. They are just amateurs, but I thought surely after 10 minutes of watching the replay that they would agree with the rest of the world… Just sayin’. :)
      xoxo

      DA BEARS!!!

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