So I had a work party this past weekend and needed some kind of food to bring to the party. I love these parties because they are a perfect excuse to try out a new recipe and see how people like it! And since it is October, I obviously had to make something that involved pumpkin.
For the record, I didn’t think this hummus was spicy at all but I was told by one person that they thought it was spicy so depending on your spice tolerance you can adjust the jalapeno amount accordingly. 🙂
Also don’ t be scared, this hummus is not too pumpkin-y. And although there is a little honey in the recipe, it is not sweet at all. The garlic and spices offset the sweetness. In fact people even told me they wouldn’t have known pumpkin was in it unless I told them. The pumpkin just adds an extra creaminess that is AMAZING! And they go perfect with these seasoned homemade pita chips. Try it!
I love making hummus because it is SO easy. Throw all your ingredients in the food processor or a high speed blender and POOF you’re done! As you’re blending the hummus keep tasting it and add extra salt/seasonings until you’re happy with it. Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Now for the pita chips. They are almost as easy I promise.
First get your pita bread from the store. You can choose white or whole wheat but I recommend whole wheat and try to get bread with the least amount of added ingredients as possible. Cut pita bread into triangles and place on baking sheet.
Mix melted coconut oil with salt, pepper, and any other fresh herbs or seasonings you prefer. I used my favorite seasoned salt and fresh rosemary. Brush this mixture evenly onto one side of the pita triangles.
Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, until browned and crispy. Let cool and enjoy!
I ate the hummus with pita chips and veggies and it was HEAVENLY!