Pumpkin Hummus

Serves 6 as a side dish / starter

Ingredients

100ml Littleseed Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil plus extra for roasting and drizzling

500g pumpkin, peeled and cut into chunks

400g tin of chickpeas, drained

2 cloves garlic

Juice of ½ lemon

100ml water

½ tsp smoked paprika

½ tsp ground chilli

½ tsp ground cumin

Choice of chilli flakes, pumpkin seeds or mixed seeds for dressing (optional)

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 180oC. Place the chopped pumpkin in a roasting tray and coat the pumpkin in  rapeseed oil. Season and then bake in the oven for around 45 minutes, until the pumpkin has softened.

Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes before briefly blitzing in a food processor. Add the remaining ingredients (with the exception of spices and seeds for dressing) to the food processor and continue to blitz until nearly smooth and a dip like consistency.

Serve cold, topped with your choice of chilli flakes, pumpkin seeds, or mixed seeds and a good drizzle of rapeseed oil.

Jennie Palmer