Recipe: Roast Pumpkin Dip

If you’ve been around these parts for long it’ll come as no surprise that I’m a huge fan of both pumpkin and dips. In fact, the only surprise there is possibly that I haven’t already shared a recipe for a pumpkin dip! We’re coming towards the end of the pumpkin season here in the Southern Hemisphere, but as I’m seeing all our Northern neighbours celebrating the arrival of the vegetable I was very glad to get another pumpkin in my veggie box to play with. I have a big week of work ahead of me with lots of meetings and deadlines, so I knew having something healthy and delicious on hand that I could graze on whenever I got a chance would be vital, so whipped this up to help fuel my week.

The addition of the cannellini beans helps to add a source of protein whilst also making the dip nice and creamy. I use quite a lot of garlic and cumin in my version, but feel free to reduce both of these to suit your taste!

Ingredients List

  • Pumpkin (I like butternut best)
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 can organic cannellini beans
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tbs ground cumin
  • Olive oil



  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Peel and dice the pumpkin then spread on a tray with the garlic cloves (unpeeled), drizzle with oil and roast for 25 minutes or until cooked through
  3. Leave to cool for 15 minutes
  4. Drain and rinse the beans, then put them in your food processor with the pumpkin, peeled garlic, lemon juice and cumin. Blitz until combined
  5. Slowly add oil until the dip is smooth, taste and season as required
  6. Enjoy!


I gave mine a sprinkling of paprika when I was ready to eat it, and served it with paprika-spiced pita chips. Delicious!


6 Comments on Recipe: Roast Pumpkin Dip

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      October 22, 2013 at 9:23 pm (10 years ago)

      Excellent! I’m becoming a big fan of them!

  1. Caeli @ Little Vegan Bear
    October 23, 2013 at 1:14 pm (10 years ago)

    Yay dips! I am pretty sure dips are my favourite food. I can destroy a whole dip in moments…

    I’m planning on making some today too at my Aunty’s. I love cannellini beans in dips too. Yum yum yummm.

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      October 24, 2013 at 9:29 am (10 years ago)

      Me too! I love a good dip platter! Are you in Perth already?!

  2. Fiona
    November 6, 2014 at 4:21 pm (9 years ago)

    This is my new favourite dip recipe. It’s so easy and delicious. Thanks 🙂

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 7, 2014 at 9:29 am (9 years ago)

      I’m so glad to hear that, thanks for the feedback Fiona!


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