The fall season means the beginning of holiday entertaining, whether you’re planning a friendsgiving, girls’ night in or cocktail social. I’ve teamed up with my bestie and entertaining maven, Malia from Lettermade, to bring you a series of healthy hostess tips and recipes!
If you’re an aspiring hostess with the mostess and you love entertaining friends and family like we do, then keep reading! I’ve got the most delicious (and easy) appetizer recipe that can be prepped ahead of time and assembled in a matter of minutes.
What’s not to love about Fall? The weather starts to cool down (so you can finally break out your booties), butternut squash soup is finally in season and pumpkins are everywhere (from décor, to candle scents, to PSL lattes).
These pumpkin hummus crostini feature fall’s signature flavor along with a flavorful punch from the pomegranate arils and a peppery kick from the arugula greens. You could easily make the pumpkin hummus the day before to make assembly a breeze the night of.
If you’re feeling like you need to keep things EXTRA simple, you could always buy store-bought hummus and skip the homemade pumpkin hummus step. But I’m telling, it’s worth the extra 5 minutes!
All you need for these pumpkin hummus crostini are:
A baguette (or gluten-free loaves)
Pomegranate arils (seeds)
Essential spices: cumin, smoked paprika (optional), pumpkin pie spice and salt!
These pumpkin hummus crostini are not only packed with flavor, but they are packed with nutrients as well. Pumpkin puree is full of fiber (meaning it will hold you over until dinnertime) and beta-carotene which is converted to vitamin A in the body to keep your peepers healthy.
When buying canned pumpkin, make sure you are buying the puree and not the pumpkin pie mix which has added sugars!
If you make these pumpkin hummus crostini (or any other FitLiving Eats recipe) leave a comment below and don’t forget to tag #fitlivingeats on the ‘gram 🙂
Stay tuned for more healthy hostess tips and recipes coming your way!
You can shop the cocktail napkins featured in these delicious pics here. These gorgeous linens make fantastic holiday and hostess gifts!