1 cup roasted pumpkin (cut pumpkin into small pieces and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil, bake uncovered for 20 minutes at 180 Celsius or 350 Fahrenheit)
1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
Juice from 1/2 a lemon
1 tablespoon olive oil (optional!)
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin
Fresh cilantro to taste
Once you've roasted the pumpkin, combine it with all other ingredients (except cilantro) in a blender and mix until smooth. If necessary, add a bit more water to get desired consistency. Finally, add the fresh cilantro and stir in by hand. A few serving ideas include:
1. Place the hummus in a bowl and surround it with raw vegetables, including carrots, cucumbers, celery and peppers
2. Use the hummus as a spread for pita bread or rice crackers!
3. Turn the hummus into a meal! Pair it with broccoli and rice for a satisfying and healthy lunch or dinner.
The amount of hummus above serves dinner for 4 or is enough to serve as an appetizer for a party of 10.