Swap Recipe: Natalie’s Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus

This recipe was adapted from Oh She Glows’ website.

Natalie eggplant hummusIngredients:

  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1 can of chickpeas (reserve the liquid aside)
  • A couple tablespoons of olive oil
  • A tablespoon or two of tahini
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • A couple teaspoons of cumin, curry and cinnamon.
  • A squeeze o’ lemon juice


  1. First off, roast up that butternut squash of yours!  Cut it in half (or quarters) and then reward yourself with a pat on the back because cuttin’ up squash is not easy (unless you have upper-body strength, which I do not).  Coat the flesh of the squash with a bit of olive oil, and then stick it in a 400 degree oven for about 35 to 40 minutes.  Let it do its thing.
  2. Once the squash is roasted, chop it up.  Blend up your chickpeas in a food processor (though I was food processor-less at the time and just used an immersion blender — see!  this recipe is super flexible!) and add a bit of the reserved liquid.  There’s no set ratio for chickpeas:liquid, but it’s very simple — the more liquid you add, the less thick your hummus will be.  Do whatever you like!
  3. Add the roasted squash to the mushed chickpeas.  Blend it up.
  4. Add a tablespoon or two of olive oil, as well as the tahini, cumin, curry and cinnamon.  The recipe originally called for lemon juice — it’s always a good idea to add lemon juice to hummus (as well as any recipe that could use some flavour enhancing!) but I happened to be out of lemon juice at the time.  (No food processor, no lemon juice… thank goodness my head is attached to my shoulders, otherwise I potentially wouldn’t have that either!)
  5. Keep blendin’ until it’s nice and smooth.
  6. Devour!


This item was part of our food swap on April 29th, 2013.  This dish was swapped for:

  • Gill & Brian’s Beet Salad
  • Emily’s Vegan Banana & Walnut Muffins
  • Jenn’s Honey-Roasted Chickpeas and Kale + Carrot Salad
  • Willie’s Apple Chutney
  • Ben’s Mango Salad

Check out all the recipes on our April Swap Round-Up Post!


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