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I love dips, but I must admit, I’m pretty picky about which ones I’ll eat.

I avoid most store-bought dips as they are full of processed oils, preservatives, sugar, and numbers.
Besides, dips are so easy to make from scratch, literally taking no more than 10 minutes!
After receiving a massive pumpkin in my vegetable delivery box, I was determined to get inventive and spin a few pumpkin based recipes in ways I thought the pumpkin-hating kids might like.

I do love me a cooking challenge : – )

I’m happy to report big success with this pumpkin dip recipe, it went down as a perfect after school snack alongside some vegetable sticks and wholegrain crackers and they loved it! It’s perfect to pack into lunchboxes too.

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min


500 grams pumpkin, cut into 2 cm cubes
4 garlic cloves, whole and unpeeled
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons plain or Greek yoghurt
¾ cup Greek feta cheese
½ cup raw or roasted cashews
½ teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
cracked black pepper
1 tablespoon fresh coriander, chopped


1. Preheat oven to 180°C.

2. Place pumpkin and garlic on a lined baking tray, drizzle with 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil and toss. Roast for 20 minutes or until cooked.

3. Place pumpkin, yogurt, feta cheese, cashews, cumin, paprika, sea salt, cracked pepper, and coriander leaves into a food processor. Process until a smooth dip forms.

4. Spoon into a small serving bowl. Serve with vegetable crudités, wholemeal pita triangles, or seeded crackers

About The Author

Brenda Janschek

Brenda understands the onerous demands that modern life places on women. So she aims to keep things real and simple as she connects through her blog, personal coaching, presentations, popular online programs and delicious recipe eBooks. Brenda is super passionate about helping other busy mums develop and implement healthy nutrition and lifestyle habits that can be easily shared with their families and friends.