Spicy Pumpkin Hummus

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Spicy Pumpkin Hummus
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed well
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup water
3 tbsp tahini
1/2 cup canned unsweetened pumpkin puree
1 tsp cumin
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 cayenne pepper, or to taste
1/3 cup olive oil
1. Place chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, water and tahini in food processor. Whirl until smooth. Add pumpkin and seasonings. Whirl. With motor running drizzle in olive oil until blended. Taste and add more lemon juice or cayenne pepper if needed.

Rather than store bought crackers, serve with:
Tortillias OR separated pitas brushed with olive oil and your favorite customized seasonings.  Bake until crispy, 7-12 minutes.

****One more thing……lemons……use fresh rather than the bottled.  Their rich in dietary fiber, yet more vit A and antioxidants and they contain healthy amounts of minerals like iron, copper, potassium, and calcium.

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