Butternut Squash Hummus by Minimalist Baker

Savory, 10-ingredient butternut squash hummus with garlic, parsley, and cumin. A creamy, flavorful dip that's perfect for fall.

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Prep: 10mins Cook: 20mins Total: 30mins


178 kcal
Carbohydrate content
15.2 g
Fat content
11.6 g
Fiber content
4.3 g
Protein content
5.3 g
Saturated fat content
1.5 g
Serving size
1 quarter-cup serving
Sodium content
15.2 mg
Sugar content
2.3 g



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 C) and position a rack in the middle of the oven.
  2. Add cubed butternut squash and the UNPEELED garlic cloves to a baking sheet and drizzle with a little olive oil and a pinch each salt and pepper. Toss to combine.
  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until all squash is fork tender and the garlic is golden brown. Let cool 5 minutes.
  4. Peel roasted garlic and add to food processor or blender, along with squash,  fresh minced garlic, lemon juice, chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, salt, pepper, parsley, cinnamon, cumin, and smoked paprika (optional).
  5. Purée until creamy and smooth, scraping down sides as needed and adding more olive oil or a touch of water if it's too thick.
  6. Taste and adjust seasonings. Then serve immediately with pita chips and vegetables of choice (see notes for roasted carrots). Alternatively, refrigerate until fully chilled - about 3-4 hours - for a thicker, creamier dip.
  7. Store leftovers, covered, in the refrigerator up to 4-5 days, though best when fresh.