Smoky Butternut Hummus

Step up your hummus game with this flavour-packed butternut hummus! Roasted butternut adds wonders to a hummus, plus it’s a simple way to impress your guests with a simple, creamy and smooth dip. This is a healthy dip, and is great served with crisp pita chips, flatbread, or fresh slices of carrots or cucumber.


Cooking Methods

  • Blending
  • Roasting

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cooking Time

40 minutes


  • 1 large butternut, peeled and diced
  • 60ml (4 Tbsp) Food Lover’s Signature Olive oil
  • 1 tin chickpeas, drained 1 garlic clove
  • 15ml (1 Tbsp) tahini paste
  • 15ml (1 Tbsp) smoked paprika
  • 15ml (1 Tbsp) freshly squeezed lemon juice Salt, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. (Or airfryer to 180°C)
  2. Toss the diced butternut with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt and pepper oil and arrange it in a single layer on a baking tray. Roast for 40 minutes. (*or in airfryer for 30 minutes, until butternut if soft.)
  3. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Once the butternut has cooled, add it and the rest of the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Serve with toasted pita breads.


Serve with toasted pita or homemade falafel.