Easy Appetizer: Butternut Squash Hummus

November 26, 2013

Tahini, garlic and lemon juice are the traditional flavors of hummus, but this hummus recipe gets a surprising (and healthy!) kick of flavor from butternut squash. The result is a sweet and savory creamy dip that is amazing served with pita bread and fresh vegetables such as radishes and endive. For a little added flavor and texture, garnish with toasted walnuts and a bit of sprouts. You'll simply love this festive holiday appetizer!

Butternut Squash Hummus
Courtesy of Whole Foods Market
Makes approximately 1 1/2 cups

3/4 pound cooked butternut squash (about 3 cups)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons tahini
8 pitted green olives
1 clove garlic
Puree all ingredients in a food processor, adding 1 or 2 tablespoons water, if needed.