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Butternut Squash Hummus with Turmeric

This nutritious and tasty butternut squash hummus with turmeric makes a smooth, creamy and healthy hummus the whole family will love! So easy to make and tasty! Serve on a platter, spread on toast or crackers or use as a dip for veggie sticks.

(This post was first published in June 2016, it has been updated to improve reader experience).

This bright, colourful hummus makes such a versatile spread, it is not only delicious but super healthy!

If you love bright and colourful food you will love this tasty hummus  – it is a gorgeous vibrant golden colour from the butternut squash and turmeric – it brightens up any platter or however you choose to enjoy it.

My little boy loves hummus, and as I’m always looking for my ways to get some veggies into him this hummus works a treat!

Whats so good about this butternut squash hummus?

  • It is slightly tangy and smooth and creamy……
  • Its healthy……nutritious…..and tasty!
  • This hummus jazzes up any platter with its bright yellow colour.
  • It makes an easy way to get some protein, veggies, and raw garlic (oh….yes) into your kids….or yourself!
  • Butternut squash is a powerhouse full of nutrients as far as veggies go making it a great veggie to eat for boosting immunity. It has truckload of of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), vitamin C, manganese and potassium (source).

Close up of butternut squash hummus with crackers in background

How to make Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus with Turmeric

  1. First juice the lemon.
  2. Add all ingredients to food processor and pulse until blended. To make it extra smooth and creamy you may need to pulse for up to 5 minutes if your food processor is not very strong.
  3. Adjust seasoning if necessary with more salt and pepper.
  4. If the hummus is too dry for your taste add some more olive oil as necessary.
  5. Optional topping: In a small saucepan add the olive oil and gently cook the sunflower seeds until they are golden brown for 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and leave to cool before adding to the top of the hummus.

What can I serve with this butternut squash hummus?

Do I need to use soaked chickpeas to make this hummus?

Yes it is a good idea, particularly if you find legumes hard to digest. For directions on how to soak chickpeas see my post here Mediterranean Chickpea Salad. If soaking is not for you and you are looking for the quickest hummus possible then using drained and rinsed chickpeas from a can will also work well.

vertical image of butternut squash hummus with sunflower seeds

Other recipe tips and FAQ…..

Does the turmeric taste strong in this hummus? Does it taste of curry?

No – but you do get the added health benefits from the turmeric plus you get a hummus that is a simply gorgeous colour. You don’t need to use turmeric if you don’t want to but as you can barely taste it I urge you to give it a go.

Turmeric is one of my absolute favourite herbs to use because it is just so good for you!! I love to add a dash here and there wherever you can, it gently supports the liver to detoxify (something we could all do with in this day and age, hello pollution, coffee, wine, additives in our food, chemicals in our environment), has immune boosting properties and is fantastic for lowering inflammation in the body (source).

What can be used in place of butternut squash?

In place of butternut squash you could try roasted pumpkin, kabocha squash, golden sweet potato or kumera or roasted carrots.

Do I need to use tahini in this hummus?

No it will still work without it however it really does give the hummus an extra creamy and silky texture.

How long will this hummus keep?

It should keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days.

 

Other recipes you may like to try:

Spiced Paleo Pumpkin Bread

Gluten Free & Paleo Savoury Muffins

Creamy Lemon Coconut Bliss Balls

Veggie Egg Muffins with Pesto

Turmeric Veggie Rice Balls with Sesame Seeds

I hope you enjoy this recipe! Please let me know how you got on in the comments below, I love hearing from you!

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Hope

 

Roasted Butternut Squash and Turmeric Hummus - A healthy and nutritious hummus made with delicious Butternut Squash and Turmeric.

Serves 10

Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus with Turmeric

Healthy hummus with butternut squash and turmeric.

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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5 based on 10 review(s)

Ingredients

    Hummus
  • ½ medium sized lemon
  • 1 cup roasted butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 1.5 cups cooked chickpeas or 1 can (400gm) of chickpeas, drained
  • 4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp tahini
  • ½ tsp dried turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • Topping
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 Tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Juice the lemon.
  2. Add all ingredients to food processor and pulse until blended.
  3. Adjust seasoning if necessary with more salt and pepper.
  4. If too dry for your taste add some more olive oil as necessary.
  5. Optional topping:In a small saucepan add the olive oil and gently cook the sunflower seeds until they are golden brown for 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and leave to cool before adding to the top of the hummus.

Tags

Cuisines
Turkish
Kid-Friendly
Courses
Appetizer
Snack
Diet
vegetarian
vegan
lacto vegetarian
ovo vegetarian
pescetarian
Allergy
gluten free
dairy free
egg free
soy free
wheat free
peanut free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free

Nutrition

Calories

82 cal

Fat

5 g

Carbs

7 g

Protein

2 g
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22 Comments

  • Reply
    Tessa Simpson
    October 10, 2019 at 10:15 am This was SO amazing!~ A creative use of one of my very favorite fall treats - squash! thanks you!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      October 11, 2019 at 4:34 pm Thanks Tessa! I'm so glad it was a hit!
  • Reply
    ChihYu
    October 10, 2019 at 11:25 am Love this variation of hummus! The creamy butternut squash and the delicious turmeric give it such an excellent flavor combo!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      October 11, 2019 at 4:34 pm Thanks ChihYu!
  • Reply
    Megan Stevens
    October 11, 2019 at 3:17 am Oh my goodness, yes. All these ingredients together!! I want to roast up some cauliflower and fry up some sausages and kale to go with. ;)
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      October 11, 2019 at 4:33 pm Thanks Megan! Yes that sounds like a great combo!
  • Reply
    Zuzana
    October 11, 2019 at 3:39 am This is just amazing. That color from Turmeric is so fascinating.
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      October 11, 2019 at 4:33 pm Thanks Zuzana :)
  • Reply
    Don Baiocchi
    October 11, 2019 at 4:41 am I love any excuse to eat butternuts quash so I can't wait to try this!
  • Reply
    Raia Todd
    October 11, 2019 at 8:35 am What a gorgeous hummus! It sounds like a great way to hide butternut squash, since most of my family doesn't like it, but we all like hummus!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      October 11, 2019 at 4:32 pm Thanks Raia! Aah yes a perfect way to hide it :)
  • Reply
    Jean Choi
    October 12, 2019 at 11:18 am Yum, the color is so gorgeous on this hummus! And such great way to sneak in veggies. Can't wait to try this!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      October 17, 2019 at 11:18 am Thanks Jean :)
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    Carol Little R.H. @studiobotanica
    October 13, 2019 at 8:23 am Gorgeous dish! Yes to all the flavours and ways to serve it. I just bought butternut squash at the farmers' market this am.. Will make this week! Thanks, Hope!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      October 17, 2019 at 11:18 am Aah perfect, thanks Carol, I hope you enjoy the hummus!
  • Reply
    linda spiker
    October 13, 2019 at 10:42 am I love hummus but it doesn't always love me. BNS is a great alternative to chick peas:)
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      October 17, 2019 at 11:19 am Hi Linda, yes chickpeas don't agree with everyone, thanks for the tip! :)
  • Reply
    STACEY CRAWFORD
    October 13, 2019 at 5:56 pm Butternut squash is a favorite. I love the flavor and its creamy texture. Hummus with squash and tumeric is a genius idea and the color stunning :)
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      October 17, 2019 at 11:19 am Thanks so much Stacey!
  • Reply
    Erin
    October 14, 2019 at 9:40 pm I would have never thought to use butternut squash in hummus! What a great idea.
  • Reply
    Heather
    October 16, 2019 at 5:20 am Such a wonderful use for all that garden squash! I love the bright colors on this, too! Delicious!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      October 17, 2019 at 11:19 am Thank you Heather

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