A rosemary, lemon and garlic infused pumpkin hummus that is cheap, quick and like nothing you can buy in the store. Add this to your holiday celebrations!

We go through hummus like water in my house. A big container gets dominated in about 3 days flat.

Scene: Ulysses comes home from work. I’m in the kitchen cooking.

Ulysses: “When’s dinner going to be ready?”

Me: “In just a few minutes.”

Ulysses: opens cabinet, stares for about 1 minute. Closes cabinet, opens fridge. Grabs hummus container and either baby carrots or pita chips.

Me: rolls eyes “Can’t you just wait like 10 minutes? Dinner is seriously almost ready.”

Ulysses: no response, just a smirk.

(we eat dinner, recently on the couch and watch an episode of Mad Men, put our plates on the counter when we’re done and wait to clean up until after the episode)

Ulysses: after finishing dinner, gets up, goes to fridge grabs hummus container again.

Me: “You’re eating hummus AGAIN?”

Ulysses: no response, just a smirk

Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus

This is my life. I live with a serial hummus addict.

Pumpkin Hummus

After 5 years of marriage, I’ve come to the realization however that there is no stopping or reasoning with this addiction.

So, I’ve just decided to let it be and start making my own at least once a week in an effort to not spend $20/week on hummus.

Pumpkin Hummus with Rosemary

Since it’s fall and since I needed to use up 29 oz. of an open can of pumpkin, I ended up with pumpkin hummus.

A little switch up from all the pumpkin sweets to a savory, herby, lemony dip for the all the hummus addicts out there.

Considering it costs about 1/4 of the price of the store bought, took 5 minutes to make and tastes nothing like any flavor you can buy, I might refrain from the eye roll next time he opens the fridge.

Pumpkin Rosemary Hummus

We’ll see.

I guess there could be worse things to be addicted to.

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Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus

Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
A rosemary, lemon and garlic infused pumpkin hummus that is cheap, quick and like nothing you can buy in the store. Add this to your holiday celebrations!


  • 1 can, 15 oz chickpeas, drained & rinsed
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil*
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • In a food processor, combine all ingredients except olive oil and pulse until coarsely chopped. Slowly add olive oil in small increments as food processor is running until it reaches desired consistency.
  • You may want to scrape down the sides once or twice while processing.


*I used about 5 tablespoons of olive oil but, if you want it very creamy you will need to use a little more.


Serving: 1SERVINGCalories: 85kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 0.2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 37mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 2392IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 0.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American

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  1. I had a 1/2 cup of pumpkin left from making some pumpkin bars…found this recipe and it is delicious! I may never buy hummus again..it really is easy to make! I happened to have some fresh rosemary, so I know that added the special something. Thank-you for the recipe!

  2. Ooh, I have some pumpkin purée in my pantry and cooked chickpeas in my freezer. This hummus looks like a great use for them. :)

  3. For Thanksgiving, I doubled the pumpkin so it was a 1-1 pumpkin/chickpea ratio, then added some cinnamon and cloves as well. Gave it a great fall flavor

  4. hi gina — you don’t think it needs tahini? i’ve only made hummus once — it was earlier this year — and it was kind of boring sans tahini. obviously you know this stuff a lot better than i do, just wanted to check. this recipe has more spices than the blah one i made, so maybe that stuff makes up for it. insight appreciated! : )

    1. I didn’t have tahini on hand so I made this without it. It would definitely be creamier with it but I thought it was fine as is. The lemon, rosemary and garlic give it plenty of flavor but the tahini would make it a bit creamier. more olive oil will have the same effect too. If you’re worried, add it! I don’t think some tahini will throw the flavors off much :)