Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus with Cumin 5 Comments

Nov 25, 2009

Worried about what to take to the Thanksgiving bash you just got a last minute invite to, or what else to add to your spread now you’ve found out more guests are coming?

Here’s a quick and simple dip that you can make in no time at all – that will be a talking point at the party and gobbled up by your guests long before you take the turkey out the oven!

Everyone loves hummus; its quick and easy and a favorite for all parties.

For this holiday season, I’ve combined the traditional hummus recipe with fall’s most popular vegetable—the butternut squash.

Roasting the butternut squash brings out the natural sweetness and intensifies the flavor of the butternut squash. Tahini, a clove of garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and cumin really bring the roasted butternut squash to life. The end result is a creamy, healthy and festive dip.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


2 pounds butternut squash, cut into quarters with seeds and skin removed.
2 tablespoons tahini
1 garlic clove, minced
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon lemon juice


6 -8

Cook Time

1 hour


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Add butternut squash and let roast for about an hour, until pumpkin is soft.

In a food processor combine, butternut squash, tahini, salt, garlic, olive oil, cumin and lemon juice. Blend to a smooth consistency.

Taste for seasoning. You may need a bit more salt. If the hummus is too thick either add olive oil or water. Blend again.

Filed Under

Appetizer, Vegetarian Recipes, Thanksgiving Recipes and Dips

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Brilliant. Never ever thought of this.

Stephanie - Wasabimon, over 4 years ago

What a great idea - butternut squash hummus sounds fab. We've got a 'bring a dip' style Christmas party this weekend and this would be perfect.

JaneT, over 4 years ago

What a terrific idea. I love making my own hummus and always look for creative variations like this. Definitely going to try this combination with butternut squash.

Denise - Family Cookbook, over 4 years ago

What is the difference between pumpkin and butternut?

cheap lace front wigs, over 3 years ago

this recipe is amazing!! I make it every couple of months or so.. helps vary up the veggies!

—Trysh, over 2 years ago

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