Buttered Nuts Hummus (Curry Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus)
Let’s get this straight, we are NOT talking about ‘Nut Butter’ which is too nasty and twisted for words. Roasted and Curried Butternut Squash makes this hummus different and absolutely delicious- If you love Butternut Squash you will be amazed with the Butternut Squash flavor of this hummus. Rich velvety butternut squash, tahini, curry and roasted garlic goodness combined with chickpeas chicken, coconut, lemon and cilantro. Sweet and spicy goodness in a wholesome snack.
Not only is this a super-food, but also a ‘Skinny Dip’ – No nudity required (Unless you want to) Be sure to pair it with our homemade PITA chips (Despite the fun acronym, they are definitely not a Pain-In-The-Ass.) You can also serve Buttered Nuts Hummus with an assortment of fresh vegetables. Easy recipe, Delicious, and Bougie, to-die-for, right out of the oven. This appetizer is perfect for Fall.
Is Butternut Squash Healthy?
Butternut squash is a winter squash with pale beige skin and a bright orange interior. Both the skin and the flesh are hard and firm until cooked, and it’s shaped almost like an elongated pear. Squash is one of oldest known crops, dating back 10,000 years to Mexico and Central America. This low-calorie, fiber-rich winter squash is a great hydrator, and one serving of butternut squash is roughly 87% water. This squash is also good for your immunity. Like other orange-colored fruits and vegetables, butternut squash is full of beta-carotene and alpha-carotene. Your body converts them to vitamin A, which is important for your immune system. Butternut squash has lutein and zeaxanthin, often found in yellow fruits, vegetables, and eggs.
Additionally, Your body needs healthy fat to absorb eye benefitting nutrients. Eat butternut squash with a little drizzle of olive oil. This super-food is also a good source of fiber. Foods high in dietary fiber can keep your weight in balance and lower cancer risk. Hummus now comes in a wide variety of flavors- and more innovative recipes emerge each year.
What is hummus?
Hummus is a dip, spread, or savory dish made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. The staple of the Middle East includes olive oil, whole chickpeas, parsley, and paprika. Hummus is rich in nutrients, and people who regularly eat chickpeas tend to have higher intakes of fiber, polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Hummus has a creamy texture that is slightly nutty with just a hint of tart from the fresh lemon juice. So many delicious flavors can be infused into traditional hummus- including our Cuss Kitchen Buttered Nuts Hummus!
Curried Butternut Squash Hummus Recipe
Buttered Nuts Hummus
- Food Processor
- 1 Baking sheet
- 1 lb Butternut Squash - Roasted
- 1 can Chickpeas
- 1 tbsp Simply Organic Curry Powder
- 3 tbsp Tahini
- 2 tbsp Minced garlic
- 1 tsp Sea salt
- ⅓ tsp Cayenne
- 1 Zest of 1 Lemon
- 2 tsp Better than Boullion- Chicken Flavored
- ¼ cup Coconut Milk
- ½ cup Chopped cilantro
Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
- Put cooking spray on a baking dish or tray
- Cut the Butternut squash in half
- Use a large spoon to scoop out seeds and stringy parts of the squash
- Place the cleaned squash on the tray or dish with the inside part of the squash face-down
- Roast at 375 degrees for approximately 50 minutes
- Once the squash is cooked- Fork It! Make sure it is soft and fork tender
- Peel and cube
- Cover a 2nd baking tray with cooking spray
- Place drained chickpeas on the tray
- Roast at 375 degrees for approximately 10 minutes
- Blend the squash, and chickpeas in a food processor
- Add curry, tahini, garlic, salt, cayenne, lemon zest, bullion, coconut milk, and cilantro to the food processor, and blend
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Place in a beautiful serving bowl
- Serve with pita chips or cucumber wedges or other raw vegetables
- Garnish with Cilantro or fresh Parsley
- Add a little more Coconut milk for a creamy hummus texture with amazing flavor- More like a roasted/ curried Butternut squash dip
- Always keep your leftover Butternut hummus refrigerated in an airtight container
- Serve with fresh vegetables or pita chips
Mix it Up:
- Add a little more zing with an extra 1/3 tsp of Cayenne
- Warm Naan would be a great alternative to Pita chips
Curried Butternut Squash Hummus is a Cuss Kitchen Skinny Dip. Try 2 more!
Motor City Bean Dip Motor City Bean Dip is easy comfort food with just enough spice to keep you coming back for more. Velvety white bean smoothness with coconut and a hint of chipotle smoke. In addition to being delicious, this bean dip is healthy. White beans are a nutritional powerhouse. ‘White beans’ or Cannellini Beans are packed with protein and fiber. Low calorie too!
My Fetish My new Fetish…this recipe, we didn’t take the KINKS out – we put them all back in! This is a Fetish you will want to bring out of the closet! A XXX appetizer with fresh, and flavorful Feta Cheese Dip, Dill, Oregano, and Red pepper flakes- it’s a guilt-free dip you will want to share in an uninhibited way. Pair our Feta dip with our homemade PITA chips, crackers, carrots, celery, peppers, cucumbers, sugar snap peas, or mushrooms. As with all good fetishes…the possibilities are endless. Yum!
Fill out our platter with amazing chips
Homemade Pita chips PITA has a great acronym- Pain-in-the A$$- But making these chips is definitely not! These are so easy and so delicious. Wait until you try them right out of the oven!
Skinny Chips Homemade wonton chips look so artisanal, and have the added benefit of being crispy and delicious. But wait, they have a Super-Power! They are only 70 calories- or 14 carbs for 6 chips. Equally important, they are fun and easy to make.