Harissa Butternut Hummus

An autumnal hummus sweeted by butternut squash and spiced up by Vanns Harissa.

Harissa Butternut Hummus

No need to buy flavored hummus at the grocery store when you have this recipe! Sweet roasted butternut squash and earthy Vanns Harissa spice are the perfect partners to the traditional hummus ingredients of chickpeas, tahini, lemon, and garlic. This hummus is a great appetizer dip, but you might also want to spread it on toast or sandwiches to add some protein- and fiber-rich flavor!

Spices used in this recipe

Salt, Kosher
Coriander, Ground
Cumin Ground
Aleppo Style Chili Flakes
Paprika, Smoked Spanish



  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Toss squash cubes with 1 Tbs. olive oil and ½ tsp. salt and spread on a baking sheet. Roast until browned and tender, 45-60 minutes, turning halfway through. Allow roasted squash to cool slightly and place in food processor with all other ingredients except for water. Process to a thick paste, then thin with a few tablespoons of water. Add more water as needed while processing to achieve desired texture - remember, you can always add more water, but you can’t take it out! 
  2. Taste for seasoning and add more salt as needed. To serve, spread in a shallow bowl, sprinkle with Vanns Smoked Spanish Paprika, and drizzle with olive oil.

Makes around 2 ½ cups.

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