Leftover Pumpkin Purée Hummus

Last Update: May 15, 2024

This recipe turns leftover Thanksgiving pumpkin purée into a party-worthy dip. Find out how to upcycle more leftovers — turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce — as part of the series. 

Yield: 2 cups
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


For the hummus: 

1 10-oz pouch Thrive Market Organic Garbanzo Beans or white bean of choice, rinsed, reserving 2 tablespoons for garnish 
2 tablespoons Thrive Market Organic Creamy Tahini
½ teaspoon Thrive Market Organic Ground Cumin
1 ½ teaspoon Thrive Market Organic Robust Maple Syrup, Organic Date Syrup, or honey/agave of choice 
2 large garlic cloves, chopped
Thrive Market Mediterranean Sea Salt, Fine Ground
1 lemon, half zested and 3 tablespoons lemon juice 
⅔ cup Thrive Market Organic Pumpkin 
2 tablespoons Thrive Market Organic Olive Oil
2 tablespoons ice cold water

Optional toppings: 

Thrive Market Organic Za’atar
Thrive Market Organic Olive Oil
1-2 tablespoons Thrive Market Organic Pine Nuts, Organic Walnuts, Organic Pistachios, Organic Pumpkin Seeds, or hazelnuts, chopped 
Fresh thyme

For serving:

Pita or lavash


In a blender or food processor, add the beans, tahini, cumin, maple syrup, garlic, and a good pinch of sea salt. Add zest of half the lemon and 3 tablespoons lemon juice. Pulse a few times to break it all down, creating a coarse texture. Add the pumpkin and pulse again, scraping down the sides when needed. 

Once the mixture is broken down and fully combined, turn the food processor on and slowly add in the olive oil. With the processor still running, slowly add in the ice cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time. This will smooth it all out, making it very silky. Let the processor run for 1 minute. 

Taste for salt and lemon, adding more if needed. Add another tablespoon of olive oil or cold water, depending on your preferred level of thickness.

Spoon hummus into a wide bowl. Top with your choice of garnish: a few pinches of za’atar, fresh thyme leaves, pine nuts, a drizzle of olive oil, and the reserved whole chickpeas. 

Once refrigerated, the hummus will thicken slightly and the flavors will deepen.

Serve with preferred breads or veggies. 

Stores well in the fridge for 5 days. 

Recipe credit: Aubrey Devin

Photo credit: Elisha Knight 

Download the recipe PDF here.

This article is related to:

Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Recipes

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Laura Levin

Laura Levin is Thrive Market’s Associate Director of Content. Her kitchen is always stocked with at least 6 bottles of Thrive Market Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

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