Although no single nutrient in pumpkin is a magical performance-boosting bullet, this glorious gourd does contain a synergistic combination of good-for-you gains. You'd be foolish to skimp on such a good source of fiber, B vitamins, vitamin A, and the antioxidant selenium!
- 2 can drained chickpeas, canned
- 2 cup pumpkin, canned
- 3 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp tahini paste
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp table salt
- 1 tsp cumin
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- Combine all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor, and blend for 30-60 seconds.
- Add a small amount of water as necessary to thin to your desired consistency.
- Serve the hummus as a dip with fresh veggies and pretzels, spread it on sandwiches, or eat it with a spoon!