Spiced Pumpkin Seed Hummus

This is a slight alternative to the classic hummus recipe. Orangey-red in colour, with crunchy pumpkin seeds in every bite and a background of Cajun spice. Serve this on some rustic bread and you’ve got a delicious light snack. It’ll keep for about 4 days.

Prep time: 10 minutes.

Makes 750ml


  • 2 cans drained chickpeas
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 tsp Cajun spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 20g pumpkin seeds.

Place all of the ingredients except for the pumpkin seeds into a blender and puree until completely smooth. Pour into a container, stir in the pumpkin seeds and store in the refrigerator until ready to eat.