Roasted Squash Hummus

This butternut squash hummus is made with roasted butternut squash to pack in the flavor. It is creamy and smooth, it makes the perfect deep. 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 butternut squash about 800 gr, peeled, deseeded & cubed
  • 1 garlic cloves
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 400 gr chickpeas, cooked
  • 1/2 lemon, juice and zest
  • 1 tbsp sesame seed, toasted
  • 2 pita bread, warmed or grilled to serve

For The Spice Blend 

  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp paprika

DIRECTIONS

First, make the spice blend. Place in a dry pan with the seeds and toast over the medium heat for about 1 minute until aromatic and the seeds are popping. Once toasted remove from the heat, place in the blender, and grind until the mixture is a powder.

 

Preheat the oven to 350˚ F. in a large bowl mix the cubed squash with olive oil and spice mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Pour in a single layer in a roasting tray. Place in the preheated oven and roast for 45 minutes until tender.

 

Add cold roasted squash, tahini, and chickpea in a blender, squeeze of lemon juice, lemon zest along with olive oil. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning. Transfer the hummus to a bowl and sprinkle with a little of toasted sesame. Drizzle with olive oil and serve with warm pita bread.

 

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