Enjoy your favorite fall ingredient the Mediterranean way and make Ema’s Pumpkin Hummus by Chef CJ Jacobson! Holiday party on the horizon? Prep this dish the night before to ease day-of party stress. Check out the full recipe below, or make a reservation at Ema and let CJ prepare it for you.

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A woman's hands holding a bowl of the Pumpkin Hummus from Ema



• 2 cups canned pumpkin
• 2 cups garbanzo beans
• ¼cup water
• 2 tbsp. olive oil
• ¼ tsp. cinnamon
• ½ tsp. nutmeg
• ½tsp.ground cumin
• 1 ts.p brown sugar
• Squeeze of lemon
• Salt


1. Puree garbanzo beans in a blender with water, lemon juice, olive oil and spices until smooth.
2. Using a rubber spatula, mix puree with canned pumpkin puree until it’s completely incorporation is resolute.
3. Add salt and olive oil to taste.
4. Garnish with toasted pumpkin seeds & freshly grated nutmeg.