August 25, 2011 • Category: Mezze/Appetizers
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)
- Make horizontal slits in the squash with a knife and set it in the microwave for 10 minutes at full power or until soft.
- Cool a bit and cut in half, removing seeds and fibrous parts. Cut the squash in chunks and mash as for mashed potatoes.
- 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.
- 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.
19 Comments • Comments Feed
My squash is actually coming in early. The color of the hummus is gorgeous – and microwaving – who knew? Love this recipe.
On August 25, 2011 at 8:22 pm
Yummy! I’ll have to try that soon. A great fall recipe.
On August 26, 2011 at 12:27 am
Looks super inviting,love that bright colour..
On August 26, 2011 at 12:45 am
Soooo pretty! And I bet delicious too… wish I could eat some right now. I’m at the ofgfice and I’m starving!
On August 26, 2011 at 2:46 am
Heavenly Housewife says:
What a creative take on hummus, very original, and what a striking colour!
On August 26, 2011 at 8:08 am
Hmmmm! this looks divine. I just have to find where I can buy Tahini. It’s times like this I miss living in London 🙁
On August 26, 2011 at 10:31 am
Oh how wonderful, Joumana. This looks so bright and healthy and delicious. I would like it very much. 🙂
On August 26, 2011 at 12:52 pm
This hummus makes me so excited for fall! Such a great idea to use squash instead of garbanzo beans.
On August 26, 2011 at 2:28 pm
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.
On August 26, 2011 at 6:02 pm
Banana Wonder says:
LOVE this hummus! I am so making this in the fall season.
On August 26, 2011 at 6:35 pm
Wow sounds amazing. And since I ma on a serious hummus kick- i know I will have to try this.
On August 26, 2011 at 8:25 pm
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.
On August 27, 2011 at 5:46 am
Magic of Spice says:
Beautiful recipe for the coming Fall…can’t wait 🙂
On August 27, 2011 at 10:25 am
Katherine Martinelli says:
Great recipe! I never thought to make squash hummus, love it.
On August 27, 2011 at 12:03 pm
This is so pretty! And delicious too… I love the way squash is both sweet and savory, Yum!
On August 27, 2011 at 4:42 pm
J’aime beaucoup cette idee, et la couleur !
A essayer des la premiere occasion !
On August 28, 2011 at 2:35 am
Avec cette recette on peu passer à l’orange…
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