Halloween Pumpkin Hommus
Halloween Pumpkin Hommus

Halloween Pumpkin Hommus

Happy Halloween!!!

Are you as excited as me??

Halloween Party Food

There’s spicy pumpkin dip in my coffin!

My Halloween costume is ready and I am putting the finishing touches on all the Halloween food.

I  have to thank Lorraine from Not Quite Nigella for the idea of serving my dip in a coffin. I made this dip yesterday and I tried all sorts of serving containers but none excited me! In the end I covered and refrigerated the dip so I could “sleep on it!”

Lorraines Halloween Dip

Lorraine from NQN Coffin Dip

Then I saw this image posted by Morticia aka Lorraine and I knew my dilemma was over. I just purchased a loaf of bread which reminded me of a coffin and carefully made the conversion.

A loaf of Bread

Coffin shaped bread

The bread loaf was easily converted into a coffin by a few neat incisions. The coffin innards became toasted dipping morsels.

Making a Halloween Coffin for dip from a loaf of bread

Making a Coffin from a loaf of bread

So thank you so much Lorraine, you are the Queen of Halloween! … I am a mere servant of the underworld…

Roaming Cow Yoghurt

Roaming Cow Natural Yoghurt

Another reason why I wanted to sneak this recipe into Halloween is that I have been asked to test out a new brand of yoghurt called Roaming Cow.  I tried some and I am now hooked!! It is just so thick and creamy but with comparatively fewer calories than the usual choices. I will tell you more about this delicious new yoghurt in later posts but please have a look in your supermarket, it is lush!

Two Spooky Halloween Party Dips

Two Halloween Party Dips

Back to my Halloween dips, the first dip I made with the Roaming Cow yoghurt was a tzatziki.  Yoghurt is the main ingredient of this Greek dip, so if you have an amazing yoghurt you are assured of a great tzatziki.The second dip I felt needed to be based on pumpkin given the significance pumpkins have in this celebration.

Dip in a coffin for a Halloween Party

Dip in a coffin for a Halloween Party

I have given the recipes for both dips.

I hope you enjoy your Halloween, take lots of photos of your food and costumes for me. I would love to see them up on the Gourmet Getaways FB page.

Also on the 1st November I will do a Halloween round up so you can link your best  Halloween pictures and stories if you would like.

Halloween Party Idea

Rat of the Spooky Dips

Spiced Roasted Pumpkin Hommus


  • ½ cup Roaming Cow Natural Yoghurt
  • 1 kg Pumpkin roughly chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 x 440gm can white beans or chick peas
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • 3 t/s ground cumin
  • 2 t/s sweet paprika
  • 1 t/s hot paprika
  • ¼ t/s white pepper
  • ½ t/s salt


Preheat the oven to 190 degrees

Dry roast the pumpkin in the oven on baking paper

Roasting Pumpkin

Roasting Pumpkin for Halloween

Once the pumpkin is cooked place all the other ingredients with the pumpkin in a food processor and pulse until smooth.

Spices for Pumpkin dip

Spices for Halloween Pumpkin Dip

Serve garnished with extra yoghurt and chopped coriander.

Roaming Cow Spooky Yoghurt Dips

Roaming Cow Spooky Yoghurt Dips

Tzatziki Dip


  • 1 Cup Roaming Cow Yoghurt
  • 1/2 Lebanese cucumber (deseeded and chopped finely)
  • 1 clove grated garlic
  • 1 Tbs finely chopped mint


Combine all the ingredients and serve.

So make sure you have a childishly stupid evening scaring the neighbours, and stealing the children’s candy. Post lots of pictures and watch out for the undead!


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  1. Your coffin looks great Julie!! 😀 And that pumpkin hummus sounds delicious, especially with all of those lovely spices! Happy Halloween!!

  2. Hehe I just read this on Lorraine’s blog too and, I must say, it’s a fantastic idea!

  3. OMG That is sooooo brilliant! I want to now start making all breads into coffins next year! Yayy!

  4. Happy halloween Julie 🙂 LOL I love that little bread coffin and pumpkin hommus couldn’t get any more halloweenish! I would have been more excited if I didn’t get sick…I didn’t to celebrate! Enjoy 😀

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