2 tablespoons tahini (sesame-seed paste)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 (15-ounce) can 100% pure pumpkin
1 garlic clove, chopped
2 tablespoons cilantro or parsley, divided
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds, toasted
1 lb. whole grain pasta, any kind
No Salt Seasoning and Pepper, to taste
Place tahini and next 5 ingredients (through garlic) in a food processor with 1 tablespoon cilantro or parsley, no salt seasoning and pepper. Drizzle in oil; process until smooth. If serving as hummus, garnish with pumpkin seeds and remaining cilantro or parsley. Serve with whole grain pita wedges and a variety of raw vegetables.
If serving over pasta, cook according to package directions. Drain; pour back into the same pot. Add desired amount of pumpkin hummus. Mix thoroughly and warm through. Top each serving with some of the pumpkin seeds and cilantro or parsley.