Fall Hummus

Do you like hummus? Would you like to try a new flavor? If so, this butternut squash hummus is for you! There are several advantages to making your homemade hummus: you have control over the ingredients (you can choose to have less salt and a better type or quality of oil), and you can make larger quantities at a lower cost. The recipe I’m giving you contains half the calories of commercial hummus and still provides as much protein and fiber.

The main benefit of making homemade hummus is that you can adjust it to your taste so do not hesitate to adjust the recipe according to your preferences!


• 500 ml (2 cups) butternut squash, raw
• 5ml (1 tsp.) olive oil (for butternut squash)
• 10ml (2 tsp.) olive oil (for hummus)
• 540 ml chickpeas, no salt added
• 30 ml (2 tbsp.) of tahini
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 small lemon, juice
• 1.25 mL (¼ tsp.) nutmeg
• 2.5ml (½ tsp.) cinnamon
• Pinch of salt (to your taste)
• Smoked paprika (to your taste)


1. Preheat oven to 400 ° F
2. Dice the squash, place it on parchment paper on a pan, add 1 tablespoon oil and bake for 30 minutes, or until they become soft.
3. Rinse the chickpeas thoroughly.
4. Combine all the ingredients in the food processor. Mix until smooth.
5. Refrigerate hummus for 30 minutes.

This hummus is perfect for a light snack when accompanied by vegetables, or a more filling snack with crackers or pita made from whole grain. Hummus is also great as a condiment for sandwiches or as an appetizer at a party.


Nutritional values

The total recipe gives about 500 ml
Serving: 2 tbsp.
Servings in the recipe: 16x 2 tbsp.

For 2 tbsp.:
Calories 44, protein 2g, carbohydrates 7g, fiber 1g, fat 2g

Alyssa Fontaine
Nutrition supervisor at Nautilus Plus, member of the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec and holder of a bachelor’s degree from McGill University, Alyssa joined the Nautilus Plus team in January 2014. She developed an interest in healthy nutrition at a very young age, inspired by her grandmother’s large vegetable garden and her iron health still going strong at over 90 years of age. Proper nutrition and an active lifestyle are the secrets to a long life. An avid outdoor enthusiast, Alyssa exercises regularly and shares her tips to living a balanced lifestyle acknowledging that she does have a sweet tooth. She is the proud spokesperson for the «Zero Diet» brand and she is being followed more and more on social networks. You can follow her on Facebook and Instagram.