Aba's Taste of Fall

Chef CJ Jacobson shares a taste of the season being served up at the Mediterranean hotspot

One doesn’t need an excuse to dine on the lush patio at Aba, but going by to taste seasonal additions to their Fall menu is a great reason for us! They shared the recipe for their Pumpkin Hummus so you can recreate the dish at home and impress guests with this easy yet flavorful dish. Chef Partner CJ Jacobson says, “At Aba, my first taste of fall is our Pumpkin Hummus. I love the way the baking spices meld into the richness of our creamy hummus with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg.”

Pumpkin Hummus


2 cups canned pumpkin

2 cups garbanzo beans

¼ cup water

2 tbsp olive oil

¼ tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp nutmeg

½ tsp ground cumin

1 tsp brown sugar

squeeze of lemon



1. Puree garbanzo beans in a blender with water, lemon juice, olive oil and spices until smooth

2. Using a rubber spatula, mix puree with canned pumpkin puree until it’s completely incorporated

3. Add salt and olive oil to taste

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