Whole30 No Bean Pumpkin Hummus! This thick and creamy "hummus" is made with zucchini and pumpkin instead of chickpeas. A delicious, low calorie dip, dressing, sauce or marinade! Gluten Free + Vegan + Paleo + Low Calorie + Whole30
This No Bean Pumpkin Hummus was originally published December 2014. I've retested and updated the photographs for you. Enjoy friends!
I have nothing against chickpeas or any beans for that matter. They're a rich source of fiber which is a must have for weight loss and a healthy diet. In fact, these are the best chocolate chip bars you will ever eat in your life and they're made with chickpeas.
But sometimes I like to lighten up my recipes in non-traditional ways like in this case, by omitting the beans. Beans are a healthy source of carbs, but omitting them yields fewer calories and giving your digestion a rest. Something very important!
That's not to say there isn't a time or place for beans or that bean calories are bad. Nope! This recipe is just a really creative way to sneak in more veggies.
No Bean Pumpkin Hummus
This nutrient rich pumpkin hummus has the obvious. Pumpkin! And to make it super smooth and creamy, zucchini. Together they made the best fall hummus and I'm not joking about that.
I know you won't believe me until you try it so I'm daring you to now! Here's the crazy thing too. You won't even taste the pumpkin or zucchini. The tahini, paprika and garlic powder are the flavor bombs in this goodie. Ready to make it?
What You Need
- Pumpkin Puree
- Olive Oil
- Garlic Powder
How To Make No Bean Pumpkin Hummus
Peel the zucchini then toss everything in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Technically, you can leave the skin on the zucchini, but your hummus will have a smoother texture without it.
How To Serve Your No Bean Pumpkin Hummus
This hummus is soooo versatile! Use it as a pasta sauce, salad dressing, chicken marinade. The options are endless for what you could do with this recipe! Of course, there's always the traditional route of dipping veggies into it like a traditional hummus.
Anyway you make it, it's guaranteed delicious! No pumpkin-y flavor and a great way to sneak in extra veggies.
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No Bean Pumpkin Hummus
- Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until ingredients are smooth.
- Place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.