Butternut Squash Hummus

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Butternut squash adds a sweet twist to this classic Mediterranean dip.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pureed cooked butternut squash*
  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs tahini (optional)
  • 1 tsp Cajun Seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cloves minced garlic

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Serve fresh or refrigerate. If the hummus gets dry, you can drizzle olive oil over the hummus to moisten it. Serve with bread (preferably pita bread or flat bread).

Makes about 2 1/2 cups of hummus

*Here is a helpful tutorial on how to peel, cut, and cook butternut squash. (I like to drizzle olive oil over the chopped squash and sprinkle it with salt and pepper and mix it with my hands before cooking.) The cooked squash can easily be pureed in a food processor. You will only need a small amount of it for this recipe, so feel free to experiment with the rest of the squash or serve it as a side dish.

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