Pumpkins: Nutritious & Fun! “Pumpkin Hummus”

Franco's Pumpkin Hummus

Franco’s Pumpkin Hummus

The number of culinary delights that pop up during autumn is truly exciting and absolutely FUN for all of us who love to cook. Autumn is harvest time and with it comes many wonderful food items we don’t see at any other time of the year; pumpkins are most definitely one of them.

Autumn and pumpkins are inseparable. These orange barrels of fun are full of healthy nutrients that we can benefit from by eating them while they’re in season.

beautiful pumpkins

Beautiful Pumpkins

I was taught that pumpkins are packed with disease-fighting nutrients, and this is something that should  EXCITE us all!  Vitamin C & E are found in high amounts in pumpkins, along with alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, magnesium, and fiber just to name a few. This list alone should open one’s eyes to the wonderful health benefits of pumpkins.

Below is my recipe for a Pumpkin Hummus.  Yes, why not?  It’s delicious, different, and easy to make. It’s a great way to also celebrate fall.