Squash hummus

August 25, 2011  •  Category:

So many varieties of squash are out there for us to enjoy; I like the so-called turban or Turkish turban squash for their interesting shape and colorful orange and green hues. INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 1/2 pound (or 3 pound) squash
  • 1/2 cup of tahini
  • 1/2 cup of lemon or orange or citrus juice (fresh)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • Dash of nutmeg (optional)


  1. Make horizontal slits in the squash with a knife and set it in the microwave for 10 minutes at full power or until soft.
  2. Cool a bit and cut in half, removing seeds and fibrous parts. Cut the squash in chunks and mash as for mashed potatoes.
  3. Pound the garlic with the salt in a mortar till pasty. Pour the tahini in a small bowl and stir the lemon or orange juice into the tahini; it will curdle at first. Add enough water to smooth it out, about 1/4 cup, in order to get a loose sauce. Add the garlic and taste to adjust seasoning.
  4. Combine the tahini sauce with the squash. Serve with pita chips or triangles at room temperature.

NOTE: Recipe can be prepared with other types of winter squash, such as pumpkin, kabocha, acorn or  butternut.


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  1. Claudia says:

    My squash is actually coming in early. The color of the hummus is gorgeous – and microwaving – who knew? Love this recipe.

  2. Rosa says:

    Yummy! I’ll have to try that soon. A great fall recipe.



  3. Priya says:

    Looks super inviting,love that bright colour..

  4. Chiara says:

    Soooo pretty! And I bet delicious too… wish I could eat some right now. I’m at the ofgfice and I’m starving!

  5. Heavenly Housewife says:

    What a creative take on hummus, very original, and what a striking colour!
    *kisses* HH

  6. Vanessa@Luxuria says:

    Hmmmm! this looks divine. I just have to find where I can buy Tahini. It’s times like this I miss living in London 🙁

  7. Krista says:

    Oh how wonderful, Joumana. This looks so bright and healthy and delicious. I would like it very much. 🙂

  8. marla says:

    This hummus makes me so excited for fall! Such a great idea to use squash instead of garbanzo beans.

  9. Kathy says:

    This is very interesting…squash and tahini! It looks gorgeous and must taste wonderful. After all what’s not to like? I have never had a hummus made with anything other then chick peas or white beans. Looking forward to trying this.

  10. Banana Wonder says:

    LOVE this hummus! I am so making this in the fall season.

  11. Lori says:

    Wow sounds amazing. And since I ma on a serious hummus kick- i know I will have to try this.

  12. Murasaki Shikibu says:

    I love squash. Unfortunately we can only get butternut squash here even though other types are apparently being grown. I’d love to try this recipe out though.

  13. Magic of Spice says:

    Beautiful recipe for the coming Fall…can’t wait 🙂

  14. Katherine Martinelli says:

    Great recipe! I never thought to make squash hummus, love it.

  15. Katie@Cozydelicious says:

    This is so pretty! And delicious too… I love the way squash is both sweet and savory, Yum!

  16. MaryAthenes says:

    J’aime beaucoup cette idee, et la couleur !
    A essayer des la premiere occasion !
    Bises d’Athenes

  17. domi says:

    Avec cette recette on peu passer à l’orange…

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