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No Bean Paleo Pumpkin Hummus; Guest Post from Meatified

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Don’t you just love that name…meatified!?!!! It just makes me want to search the Meatified website and make a big juicy and meaty pot roast!  Rach from Meatified has such a beautiful website with some delicious recipes. I get lost looking at her food photography on her page! She has put together a recipe that will satisfy that Pumpkin itch and leave your belly satisfied and full of Paleo Pumpkin Hummus…oh and with no beans! Cause we all know friends don’t let friends eat beans! Please welcome my friend Rach from Meatified!!!

I think if I ever wrote a memoir of my former vegetarian days, it would probably be titled something cheesy like “Hummus: A LOVE STORY”. Because, boy, could I chow down on the stuff. I think it’s safe to say that I was bordering on the obsessive. I can’t remember how I first came to the realization that a plain ol’ bean could be transformed into something creamy, tangy and ridiculously delicious, but once I did, I’d hazard a guess that approximately 347% of my meatless meals probably featured hummus.

Well, ok, that might be a teensy bit of an exaggeration. But only a little. I really, really liked the stuff. And then came Paleo. Well, actually, first came the misery of Hashimoto’s Disease. Paleo definitely helped to alleviate the symptoms of my thyroid problems, but it’s safe to say that it also destroyed my hummus dreams. If there was ever a reason to lament the loss of legumes, the absence of hummus in my life was it.

When people began telling me that you could make hummus from zucchini, I flat out refused to believe them. I mean, there was no WAY that a squash was going to replace a bean. Stop taunting me with your Paleo lies! And then one day, desperate for my dip-fix, I caved. I made zucchini hummus. And the hummus-afficionado in me became so ecstatic that it’s a good job I live in the middle of nowhere. The perks of country life? No one can see you dance around your kitchen like a flailing toddler. Yay.

Since Fall is supposedly coming but it’s still in the 90s for me temperature wise, I’m not quite ready to pumpkin spice ALL THE THINGS! But I did want to get my pumpkin habit started on time, so I flavored this batch of no bean Paleo hummus with pumpkin puree. It adds a gentle sweetness, a vibrant color and even a little extra snazzy creaminess to the original recipe. Top that with a little smoked paprika and this is one heck of a dip! Best part? It will take you all of 2 minutes to make if you’ve got a mini food processor. Let’s face it: nothing beats fast, healthy AND tasty in the kitchen!

No Bean Paleo Pumpkin Hummus
makes just over 1 1/2 cups

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  1. Add all ingredients to a mini food processor.
  2. Process until everything is combined and the texture is as smooth as you like – that’s it! Drizzle with a little extra olive oil for prettiness before serving.

A former vegetarian, Rach at Meatified originally came upon the Paleo lifestyle while looking for a way to improve her health after years of Hashimoto’s disease. She writes original recipes that are grain and sugar free while trying to finally figure out how to work the camera she shamelessly “borrowed” from her husband. When she’s not in the kitchen, she can usually be found planning her perfect future mini farmstead in gloriously overly-exaggerated detail.

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Recipe shared on: Real Food Forager and Healthy Roots Happy Soul 

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14 Responses to No Bean Paleo Pumpkin Hummus; Guest Post from Meatified

  1. Mish @ EatingJourney September 18, 2013 at 10:31 am #


  2. Shannon Davis-George September 18, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    I have all of these ingredients in the house right now! And I have leftover pumpkin puree from my Pumpkin Bowl Beef and Lamb Stew from over the weekend (a future post on my blog, btw). I may just have to make me some of this.

  3. Amberlee October 26, 2013 at 9:31 am #

    Just made this! Yum!!! I started following the paleo because of my celiac, and food allergies to egg, dairy, and peanuts. I love you recipes!

  4. Tara February 18, 2014 at 1:03 pm #

    Yum! I’m doing a Whole30 and have really missed my hummus and Kettle chips! 🙂 How long do you think this keeps in the fridge? Also, could I freeze some?

  5. Jill March 2, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

    This is fantastic!! I was so sad to leave my favorite snack behind (humus) and now you have made it that I can enjoy it all the time. Tastes amazing! Thank you so much!

  6. Adrienne May 26, 2014 at 7:01 pm #

    Just made some of this to go with my lunch..sooo tasty!! Trying to stop myself eating by the spoonful!

  7. Nikki August 15, 2014 at 2:31 am #

    Do you cook the zucchini? Sounds awesome!!!

  8. Susan & James November 2, 2014 at 5:21 pm #

    I have Hashimoto’s too (was covered in Hives for 7 months until my husband’s research figured out it was Hashimoto’s and getting on thyroid medicine made the hives go away!) So my husband found your recipe for Paleo Pumpkin Hummus and substituted with the same amount of oven cooked sweet potato since we didn’t have pumpkin to use. It was awesome! He doubled the recipe and we can’t stop eating it! We ordered more organic pumpkin so that will be the next batch. He told me he’s going to hide it before I eat it all! 🙂 We sincerely thank you for your delicious paleo recipes because you put the joy back into eating! 🙂

  9. Jolie February 9, 2015 at 2:43 pm #

    Have you tried this with cucumber instead of zucchini? I have cucumber so I’m going to give it a go:) We’ll see how it turns out!

  10. Ewa February 11, 2015 at 8:20 pm #

    I’m not even paleo and I think I’ll make this recipe all of the time. It’s so good! I had doubts because when I looked up other pumpkin hummus recipes, they were on the sweet side, but this is a perfect replacement for savory hummus. I love it. Thank you!

  11. Jacie June 1, 2016 at 5:09 pm #

    Thank you for the fantastic recipe. Could I make a suggestion?

    The timber background on your website looks great but it is very difficult to read 🙂

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