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Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus

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Today I’m talking about a deliciously crayzie hummus combo that I made over the weekend.

Let’s get real here. When I first made this Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus like a ridiculous food blogger would, Bjork and I just about died from the garlic. Not the good kind of died. I mean like really, the garlic was waaay too strong. Raw garlic is so overwhelming, and I always forget it when I haven’t made hummus in a while. But then we devour massive quantities of homemade hummus with raw garlic and experience spicy and pungent garlic mouth all day. ew.

So the lesson you can walk away with today is that roasted garlic in pumpkin hummus is dreamy. Unlike the raw stuff, it gives a more soft depth to the flavor and carefully seduces you into eating just 1,000 more bites. So so yummy.

HOW TO MAKE OUR Pumpkin Hummus (30 SEC):

Hummus on a pita chip in a blue bowl.

{side note: I regularly use raw garlic for normal hummus, but for this fancy one I think it was just a bit too much. go easy if you like it raw. just go easy.}

So roasting garlic. Is it just me or is it annoying to roast garlic?

I recently found a new and awesome and EZ way to roast garlic –> Simmer the garlic cloves in olive oil until golden.

Food on a wooden spoon.

Where has this trick been all my life? WHERE? Because not only do you get these gorgeously roasty garlic cloves that can be pureed (as pictured) or used in all sorts of recipes to add the most rich, sweet depth to your food, but you get a roasted garlic flavored oil for your dipping with your bread or just to make sauteed veggies taste a little more awesome. Eeep!

Look at us being all homemade and fancy.

Hummus in a white dish.

Make pumpkin hummus with roasted garlic, serve it on some warm naan with honey because it’s incredible, and then go enter to win the best Blender in town. That’s sounds about right for a Friday.

And now I dunk.

Hummus on a pita chip and in a blue bowl.
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Pumpkin Hummus

Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus


This Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus has amazing flavor and just 118 calories! Takes 5 minutes and you can serve it with anything.


  • 12 cloves roasted garlic (see #1)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely minced fresh rosemary (more to taste)
  • salt to taste


  1. To roast the garlic, I like to simmer the peeled cloves in a small saucepan with olive oil for 15-20 minutes over low/medium heat. The garlic gets the roast-y flavor and then you get some bonus garlic infused olive oil out of the deal. Bam.
  2. Puree all ingredients except rosemary in a blender or food processor until smooth. Add more oil or water as needed. Stir in the rosemary (I found that the blender didn’t really like the tough rosemary pieces in there so I just stirred it in at the end).
  3. Serve with warm naan, apple slices, crackers, carrots, wheat toast, roasted vegetables, pita bread, and/or anything in the world.
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Dip
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean-Inspired

Keywords: pumpkin hummus, garlic and rosemary hummus

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This Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus has amazing flavor and just 100 calories! Takes 5 minutes and you can serve it with pita bread, veggies, and other snacks | pinchofyum.com

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This hummus is UNREAL. And roasting garlic like that – WHY oh why have I never tried that before? I make hummus more often than I care to admit (umm, a lot!) so I have to try this version next.

    Warm naan with honey. I love the way your mind works!

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    Melanie @ carmel moments

    I am in love with hummus lately. Just bought some awesome pita chips that would go together wonderfully.
    This sounds awfully good. Looking forward to giving it a try!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      You’re ahead of the game Julia! or else I’m way behind. The only way I knew of was roasting in foil in the oven.

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Hummus with naan! What a fabulous alternative to pita chips. I will definitely be trying this.

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This looks insaaanely good! I’m a little too much on the raw-garlic-lover side too, but I still like to be able to talk to people without having them wince at garlic breath 🙂

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    How clever of you to roast the garlic. I like garlic, but I just want a hint of it. I am going to try the pumpkin hummus soon. Holidays are coming and this sounds like a great appetizer.

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Lindsay, love what you said about roasting the garlic. What a great way to use some pumpkin, too. I’d love a Blendtec Blender, because I’ll just take your word for it that it is awesome, since you should know, after all those batches of cauliflower sauce!

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Love the roasted garlic-pumpkin combination! This hummus sounds so dreamy, can’t wait to give it a try!!

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Hummus is my go-to snack/appetizer when I am in need of a quick, easy dish to share with company. I nearly always have the ingredients in the pantry but NEVER have thought to use pumpkin. Great idea!

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I think you get the prize for hummus I most want to try this fall! Me and pumpkin? We’re NOT like this. I’m just sort of okay with pumpkin pie and desserts. It’s all that mushiness. I can’t handle it. But mushiness and hummus were meant to be – can’t wait to try this!