Simple Butternut Squash Hummus

Butternut Squash HummusSo I actually made this hummus way back on Thanksgiving, but wanted to hold off on posting it so that you wouldn’t go into hummus recipe overload. When I made it, I was shooting for a simple, almost plain (but good, of course) taste to balance out the sweet flavor of my sweet potato hummus and the tart flavor of my apple pie hummus. I was serving up a fall hummus trio as an appetizer and wanted them to have distinct flavors.Butternut Squash Hummus

This butternut squash hummus was great for veggie dipping, but even better when spread on a sandwich with cranberry sauce and other Thanksgiving leftovers. So. Good.

Simple Butternut Squash Hummus

Yield: 2 cups

Simple Butternut Squash Hummus

A simple hummus with butternut squash. Perfect as a dip or to add texture to sandwiches.


  • 1 cup cooked butternut squash (about ½ a large butternut squash, peeled, seeded and chopped)
  • 1 15oz can of chickpeas, rinsed and dried
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Boil the butternut squash chunks for 8-10 minutes (or until soft). Drain.
  2. Put all ingredients in a food processor. Blend until smooth.
  3. Serve as a dip for veggies and pita chips or spread on a sandwich or wrap to add the perfect texture.
Butternut Squash Hummus

Ok I’m officially banning myself from posting any more hummus recipes for at least six months. What kind of food do you guys want to see on here? I love a kitchen challenge!

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  1. Yum, love myself some hummus! And the addition of butternut squash is such a great idea. I usually use mine as salad dressing – bet if you’d add some orange juice to the butternut squash hummus it would make a great dressing.

  2. I have been incorporating more hummus into my diet! I love squash so I will definitely be making it soon, keep em coming, we have nothing against your hummus (:

  3. This looks so good! I have become a huge fan of butternut squash over the past couple of months, so this is definitely getting pinned on my Pinterest. I am obsessed with hummus (basically get it everywhere I go) so this is perfection at its finest.

  4. Ooooh…this is so different, but I’m loving it! Hummus is veggies is one of my favorite snacks, so I look forward to giving this a try!

  5. Oh my god this looks amazing. I need to have a party so I can make it! Actually, why wait for a party, I want it all to myself anyways!

  6. I make a mean black bean hummus with lime juice, cilantro, and a little Tapatio. Sooo freaking good!! If you are looking for recipe suggestions, I wouldn’t mind seeing more speciality recipes such as gluten free/dairy free or vegan-raw, clean eating is always good. You rock the house, lady, keep up the awesome humor and attitude. Some of the hoity-toity bloggers out there really get annoying!!

    • That sounds DELICIOUS! And thank you so much for the kind words–always makes my day to hear that people enjoy reading my blog. 🙂 Clean recipes coming your way!

  7. Marla's Muffins says:

    Finally made this and ate half the batch for dinner. YUM! Thank you!

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