Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"There is no love sincerer than the love of food."
-George Bernard Shaw

The refrigerator light goes on...

People ask me all the time about when to use different oils. I always say that using an extra virgin olive oil should be kept for finishing or in dishes where you won't cook away the flavor. This hummus is a great example of that and the flavor of your best, fruity, extra virgin olive oil is perfect for this Mediterranean inspired hummus.


Roasted Acorn Squash Hummus

Servings: 12 | Serving size: about 1/4 cup

Cooking Time: 60 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4.

Cooking time does not include chilling time. Keeps well for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

1 large acorn squash (cut in half lengthwise and seeded)
1 15 ounce can no salt added white beans (drained and rinsed)
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
5 large leaves basil
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
1/16 tsp cayenne pepper (or to taste)

Preheat the oven to 325°F.

Place the acorn squash in the oven cut side up and roast for 50 minutes.

Remove from the oven and place on a plate cut side down. Let cool completely.

Scoop the squash out of the skin and place in a food processor.

Add the white beans, olive oil, basil, paprika, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper.

Process until smooth.


Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1/4 cup

Servings: 12

Amount Per Serving

Calories 57 Calories from Fat 11
% Daily Value
Total Fat 1g 2%
    Saturated Fat 0g 1%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 98mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
    Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 3% Iron 4%
Vitamin K 5 mcg Potassium 224 mg
Magnesium 25 mg