This all started because I found pumpkin tortilla chips. I knew I wanted a pumpkin dip to go with them. I thought about hummus, but I’ve really been craving warm foods, so a cold dip just wasn’t appealing. I started thinking about warm, creamy bean dips, and realized orange pumpkin plus black beans would be the perfect festive combination to pair with the pumpkin tortilla chips!
This dip would be a great addition to your Halloween festivities. It comes together quickly, and could easily be doubled to serve more people (or just you + leftovers!). It would also be a fun seasonal addition to any game-day snack spread this fall - I mean, football + chips & dip = classic.
Bean dip is easy to make with some onion, a few spices, and canned beans - by making your own instead of purchasing store-bought bean dip, you get to control the sodium content, and this Pumpkin Bean Dip packs some extra fiber and antioxidants from the pumpkin puree. The little bit of added cream cheese adds just enough richness make this dip irresistible. Try it for yourself!
Original publication date: October 22, 2020 / Photos updated: October 11, 2021
A festive seasonal dip perfect for Halloween parties or football watching!
1 Tbsp. avocado oil
1/2 small onion, finely diced
3/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 Tbsp. water
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 15-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 Tbsp. cream cheese (see note)
I invite you to try my seasonally-inspired,
plant-based recipes to create your own
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