Autumn is the time for harvest, which means some of the most delicious fruits, vegetables, and gourds are in season right now! So, even though the temperatures insist it’s still summer, let’s celebrate Fall in hopes that it will come in soon. Pumpkin Popsicles anyone? Just kidding.
Party-Sized Pumpkin Hummus
For a healthy pumpkin dip perfect for Fall get-togethers, try this pumpkin hummus recipe. Just put everything in a food processor, except for the pumpkin seed and crispy sage garnishes. Serve with pita chips or your favorite vegetable chip!
- 1 15oz can of garbanzo beans, drained
- 1 Cup pumpkin puree
- 2 Tbs Tahini
- 2 Tbs olive oil
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 Tbs Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Toasted pumpkin seeds for garnish
- Crispy sage for garnish (just heat olive oil in a pan and sautee the sage leaves until crispy)
Butternut Squash & Apple Salad
Instead of attempting to re-create the genius of this recipe by Balanced Platter, I’m just going to link to the original. It’s as easy as roasting butternut squash with onions and olive oil, then combining it with crisp fresh chopped apples, herbs, and apple cider vinegar.
Have you tried sprinkling plain popcorn with melted coconut oil, cinnamon and sugar? If you haven’t – this is a must-try for your next home movie night.
Sweet Potato Ginger Coconut Casserole
This is what happens when you put everything good about Fall in Florida in the oven and bake it. This mouth-watering recipe comes from Eating Richly: Combine 3 Lbs cooked, mashed sweet potatoes with 1 tsp grated ginger, 1/4 cup coconut milk, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp orange zest, and 1/4 cup orange juice and put into a casserole dish. Top with chopped pecans and crystallized ginger and bake for 10-15 minutes.
Need more Fall inspiration? We’ve got a Pinterest Board for that!