Roasted Pumpkin Seed Hummus For A Healthy Lifestyle Diet


Roasted Pumpkin Seed Hummus For A Healthy Lifestyle Diet

By Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

Homemade roasted pumpkin seeds beautifully accent this hummus.  If you know how to make hummus this is a real easy recipe (hummus & pureed roasted pumpkin seeds). This is one recipe you will want to try! Always use organic ingredients when possible.

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups raw pepitas
4 gloves garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon smoked paprika, divided
1 teaspoon chili powder, divided
1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas (or 1 can, drained and rinsed)
1/2 cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1 lemon, juiced
pita bread for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease baking sheet or line with aluminum foil.
  2. Right on the pan add the pumpkin seeds (pepitas), 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, salt and pepper. Toss well with you hands. Add the garlic cloves to one side of the pan (leave them in their skin). Roast for about 15-25 minutes or until seeds are cooked and begin to lightly brown. Remove the pan every 10 minutes to stir the seeds and check for doneness. Remove from the oven, let cool 5 minutes and then peel the skin away from the garlic. If the garlic is not tender and fragrant when the seeds are done roasting, wrap them in foil and continue to roast until soft and roasted.
  3. Add the pumpkin seeds to a food processor and process until a smooth paste forms, scrap down the sides as needed. This took about 5 minutes. Once the pumpkin seeds form a paste, add the beans and garlic. Pulse and blend until combined and the beans begin to puree, about 2-3 minutes. With the processor still going, stream in olive oil, blending continuously for a few minutes (and scraping down the sides if needed) until as smooth as desired. Add the remaining, 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder and smoked paprika. Blend until combined add some pink salt and taste, adding more if desired. Add hummus to a bowl and drizzle with extra olive oil. Start dippin!

Recipe Adapted from The Half Baked Harvest.

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange: Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

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