About this recipe: This stuff is soooooo good! You can either make it from scratch as I have it here, or you can simply add the pumpkin and spices to a shop bought tub of houmous. I have played around with it in different recipes, but it makes such a good dip for either pitta or crisps. It is savoury and warm tasting and I heartily recommend everyone try it!
This recipe turned out very good after a couple of modifications. I added 1 tsp of cayane pepper, 1/4 tsp paparika and a 1/2 tsp of cumin to give it more of a kick. I also used canned garbanzo beans, drained. It didn't need the extra liquid. Next time I would reduce the lemon juice to juice of 1 lemon. It was a bit too tart and I didn't even add the 5 oz. My 8 and 5 year olds liked this too. - 19 Oct 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I love anything with pumpkin in it but I was a little skeptical about this. I cut the recipe in half and used a 29 ounce can of chickpeas. That seemed to be a good ratio because it tastes excellent. My husband loves it too and he tends to dislike things that are nontraditional. - 19 Sep 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I love that there is a healthy alternative for holiday food. I made this hummus for a Halloween potluck. As is, it is a neat mixture between sweet and savory. I will also try it with the cayenne, paprika, and cumin as recommended to see if it turns out differently. I did add about a teaspoon of salt in order to bring out the other flavors. - 31 Oct 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)