Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus

Ash and I got together this weekend for another hummus date!  We started with a PERFECT yoga class that has set the gold standard for yoga classes to come — it was a vinyasa class and had a really great flow that kicked our butts.  I’ve started running this year, and have noticed that I need some better strengthening and stretching work to support my running.  Well, our teacher is a runner and this class might as well have been called “Yoga for Runners” — it was so perfect, AND I finally got my hip flexors stretched out!  I simply cannot wait for next week’s class!

After our yoga adventure, we had taco bowls full of veggie goodness, and then headed to my kitchen for some hummus time.  It’s been so fun to collaborate with Ashley on all of our hummus posts, and yesterday was no exception.  We had so many good giggles in the kitchen while creating this week’s new hummus recipes.

Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus

The weather here has shifted to be much cooler, and with the change in weather, we thought we’d focus on fall hummus!  So we came up with two hummus recipes that use butternut squash — this savoury one: Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus, and stay tuned for a sweet one!  We really liked both of these hümmi as a butternut hummus pairing, so both recipes use a grand total of one (large) can of chickpeas and half a butternut squash.  Feel free to double the recipe if you’re just making one or the other.

Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus

You can use any winter squash here, butternut squash is usually easy to find, but kabocha, red kari, pumkin, or delicata would all be great here!

Roasting a squash is easy.  You can roast it with or without oil and spices to make it taste just how you like it (check out my post on How to Roast Squash).  I roasted this one without anything on it — just put it cut-side down on a foil-lined baking sheet and roasted it at 425F for 45 minutes.  I kept it plain so we could use it for both the sweet and savoury hummus recipes!

For this savoury butternut hummus, we decided to get the taste of fall by using some fresh sage.  I think sage makes everything taste like Thanksgiving, and I love it.  In fact, this would be great Thanksgiving hummus.

Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus

Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus

  • 1/2 a large can (540 ml/19 oz) chickpeas, drained (or 264g cooked chickpeas)
  • 1/4 butternut squash, roasted and cooled to room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp. tahini
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • the juice and zest of half a lemon
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 6 sage leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. sumac
  • 1 tsp. aleppo pepper (or 1/2 tsp. dried red chili flakes)
  • 1 tsp. za’atar
  • 1 tsp. sea salt

Scoop out the flesh of the roasted butternut squash and discard the peel. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blitz until smooth (you may need to pause and scrape down the sides).

Eat and enjoy the fall flavours!

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13 Comments on “Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus”

  1. September 16, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

    What a lovely idea! I must try this soon 🙂

  2. September 16, 2013 at 6:21 pm #

    What a great hummus for the fall!

  3. September 16, 2013 at 7:46 pm #

    Yum that sounds good 🙂

  4. September 16, 2013 at 11:54 pm #

    Yum! I’d love a batch of this to have with snacks.

  5. September 17, 2013 at 3:30 am #

    hummus and roasted butternut squash are one of my favourite meals. I have never thought of adding them together..and with sage! Fantastic idea. It would be magic with deep fried sage leaves on the top too! THANK YOU!

  6. September 17, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    Just in case the butternut squash isn’t enough, let’s add za’atar. Yes, please.

  7. September 19, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    Makes for a flavorful side dish, but is also a meal unto itself. 😉

  8. September 20, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

    Ooh, perfect for fall! I love the seeds on top, looks incredible.


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