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Roasted Maple Butternut Squash Hummus

This Roasted Maple Butternut Squash Hummus  is not your traditional hummus, it’s will be your new favorite fall recipe. Great for a crowd, and vegan friendly!

The star of this recipe is the easy hummus, which we throw all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until it’s creamy and dreamy! We use canned chickpeas, since we’ve always got some in the pantry.

What takes this hummus to the next level is roasting butternut squash with chickpeas and tossing it with cinnamon, maple syrup and olive oil. The olive oil helps it get ultra buttery and soft, while the maple syrup gives it a hint of sweetness without being too sweet. The cinnamon and salt brings everything to life and balances out all the flavors.

Now comes the plating, which is everything! Spread the hummus on a large plate and top it with the roasted butternut squash and chickpeas. If you have toasted pecans on hand, sprinkle it on top to really give it a nice crunch. Drizzle the plate with a little maple syrup, extra virgin olive oil, and sweet paprika for a little burst of color.

What is the best way to serve this?

We love the pretty presentation of this hummus, serve it with warm pita bread, or pita chips. For a gluten-free option, serve with your favorite gluten-free bread, and/or gluten-free crackers. Lastly, don’t forget some carrots or cut up veggies would be an easy healthy option too!

Roasted Maple Butternut Squash Hummus

Easy homemade hummus made with canned chickpeas and topped with roasted maple butter squash!
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Course: Appetizer, dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American, arab food, middle eastern
Keyword: easy hummus recipe, how to make a roasted butternut squash, how to make hummus, maple butternut squash recipe, maple hummus, roasted butternut squash

Ingredients

Cinnamon Maple Hummus

  • 1/3 cup tahini, stirred
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 16 oz can Bush’s Chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt more or less to taste
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper optional
  • 1/4 cup water

Roasted Butternut Squash and Chickpeas

  • 2 cups butternut squash, peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 16oz can Bush’s Chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt more or less to taste
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper

Toasted Pecans

  • 4 oz raw halved pecans

Instructions

Cinnamon Maple Hummus

  • In a food processor, add all your ingredients. Pulse until smooth. Add an extra splash of water if the hummus is too thick.

Roasted Butternut Squash and Chickpeas

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Add all the ingredients in a baking dish. Toss everything together until it is all coated. Spread into a single layer. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until butternut squash is fork tender. Set aside to cool slightly.

Toasted Pecans

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Line a large baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Place pecan halves in a single layer on the sheet.
  • Bake for 7-10 minutes, tossing half way through. They will smell nutty and heavenly! Let cool.

Assemble

  • In a 10-inch bowl spread the hummus. Top with the roasted butternut squash and chickpeas.
  • Garnish with a drizzle of maple syrup, olive oil, toasted pecans and sweet paprika.

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What is Hummus?

Hummus is a savory appetizer or dish made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. The traditional garnish in the Middle East includes olive oil, a few whole chickpeas, parsley, and paprika.

In the Middle East you eat it as a dip with pita bread. Here in the West, it is generally served as a snack or appetizer with crackers, or with cut up veggies.

What is Tahini?

Tahini is a staple ingredient in the Middle East, which is a paste made out of ground roasted sesame seeds. Think of it as the peanut butter of the Middle East. Moreover, it is nutty, creamy, and savory. A lot of times we make it with salt, pepper, cumin, and lemon juice. Top it with some zaatar, and olive oil. A perfect dressing or condiment for anyone that needs something dairy-free, nut-free, and vegan friendly!

What is the difference between chickpeas and garbanzo beans?

First of all, there is no difference between Chickpeas and Garbanzo beans.  Second, the two names seem unrelated, but they are in fact the same bean, and they are used interchangeably. Lastly, when you come across either one, go ahead and purchase what you can find!

Notes

If you have a nut allergy, feel free to substitute with pumpkin seeds or keep out all together.

While making the hummus, if you feel like the consistency is just too thick add another splash of water. You can add one tablespoon at a time, pulsing in between.

 

This recipe is delicious, we can’t wait to hear what you all think! Please leave us a message letting us know if you tried this recipe, if you love a good dip recipe, try the Whipped Feta with Roasted Tomatoes and Chickpeas, it divine!

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We are Alia and Radwa, two Minnesota moms who absolutely love to cook and experiment in our kitchens. Even though we grew up loving our mom’s Egyptian cooking and learning to bake, we didn’t start cooking until later on in our lives. It is our hope that Food Dolls will be your go-to hub for delicious, easy recipes that empower you to feel comfortable and confident in the kitchen regardless of how much experience you have. You and your family deserve to have decadent, scrumptious meals that don’t break the bank or fill your kitchen sink to the brim!

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