This Hummus Dip is a wonderful recipe which is based on the traditional hummus recipe but combined with roasted butternut squash and garlicky Greek olives.
I love hummus very much, so when I boil chickpeas for any other recipe, I always cook more and keep some in the deep freezer, to use it whenever we are craving some.
The other day when I was looking in the deep freezer for the chickpeas to prepare some mezedes (appetizers), I also saw that I had some leftover roasted butternut squash and that’s when the idea to combine them was born.
If you are making this dip when butternut squash are not in season, you can always use canned Organic Butternut Squash.
The subtle sweetness of the butternut squash is not at all overpowering but to balance that sweetness, I added some garlicky olives, giving a subtle garlicky background taste for the hummus.
If you don’t have any garlicky olives, you can add a clove (or more) of garlic for that taste.
Needless to say that the good quality of the extra virgin olive oil made all the difference.
The original recipe for hoummous is included in my cookbook Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste as well as in Volume 1 of my e-cookbook.
- 1 cup cooked chickpeas
- 1/2 cup roasted butternut squash
- 1/3 cup TEPES pitted garlicky olives
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp cumin powder
- 1/2 tsp hot smoked paprika
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Extra virgin olive oil and an olive to garnish
- If you are cooking chickpeas from scratch, see how to cook them.
- See also how to roast butternut squash.
- Put cooked chickpeas, butternut squash, pitted olives, garlic,
olive oil, lemon juice, tahini and spices (salt, black pepper, smoked
paprika and cumin) in a blender or food processor and whirl until all
components are completely blended into each other.
- Taste to adjust spices.
- Serve with pita bread.
The time of preparation indicated above is when the chickpeas are already boiled and the butternut squash is already baked.
If you don't have garlicky olives, then add a clove of garlic, or more if you prefer, in the food processor together with the other ingredients.
Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 624Total Fat 48gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 39gCholesterol 0mgSodium 712mgCarbohydrates 42gFiber 12gSugar 6gProtein 14g
"These values are automatically calculated and offered for guidance only. Their accuracy is not guaranteed."
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