A Spook-Tacular Hummus

Oct 20, 2021

Our food delivery drivers can’t wait to see some fiendish-fun on your menus this halloween! Here’s a robustly-flavourful roasted pumpkin hummus to start you off.


  • 1 diced fresh pumpkin
  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 head garlic (head chopped off to expose 1/4 of cloves)
  • 400g can of chickpeas
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • handful of toasted pumpkin seeds or chopped, toasted salted peanuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6
  • Toss the pumpkin together with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the cumin together in a bowl
  • Place the pieces evenly onto a lined baking tray and add the head of garlic. Season and bake for 45 minutes until tender. The edges of the pumpkin and garlic should look a bit blackened
  • Tip the roasting tray (pumpkin and peeled garlic) and all the juices into a food processor. Add the maple syrup, lemon juice tahini, olive oil and a pinch of salt, then blend into a paste
  • Scoop out the hummus and serve drizzled with some olive oil, toasted pumpkin seeds/peanuts and a pinch of cinnamon
  • To make it even more spook-tacular, serve in the pumpkin skin!
  • Add crudités, tortilla chips, pitta chips or breadsticks for dipping