Enjoy your favorite fall ingredient the Mediterranean way and make Ema’s Pumpkin Hummus by Chef CJ Jacobson! 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.