Pumpkin Face Platter made with carrots, cucumber and cherry tomato with a pumpkin hummus dip

Pumpkin Face Platter

Age Suitability

12 months +





Cooking Time



What you need


Homemade (pumpkin) hummous:
Enough pumpkin or butternut squash for 10 tbsp of puree (optional)
400g canned chickpeas
1 lemon juice
1 or 2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp ground cumin
100ml tahini (sesame seed paste) (optional)
4 tbsp water
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
To assemble:
10 carrots
½ cucumber
1 cherry tomato

Allergens warning

This product contains:
No allergens
This product is suitable for:
Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten free, No dairy
This Pumpkin Platter Recipe is an ideal snack for a toddler's Halloween party.
Your little ones will love the look of the big pumpkin face.
Courgette slices


To make the puree, peel and dice the pumpkin (or butternut squash) then steam (or boil if you prefer) until cooked. Blend to a smooth puree, or if you don't have a blender you can mash thoroughly then push through a sieve.

Diced pumpkin in a food processor

To make your hummous, combine all the ingredients except the pumpkin puree in a food processor and blitz until very smooth. If you don't have a food processor you can mash together in a bowl, but you will need to work a lot harder to get a smooth finish. Children can help power the blender or mash. Go easy on the garlic, maybe start by adding half a clove then add more to taste if needed. Blend in the pumpkin puree at the end until completely combined.

A food processor with hummus ingredients: chickpeas, lemon, garlic, cumin, tahini, water and extra virgin olive oil

Next prepare the vegetables: Peel the carrots and cut into batons approx. 5cm long. Cut the cucumber into 4 round slices 1cm thick, then cut these in half - these will make the mouth. Cut another bit of cucumber into a longer baton to make a pumpkin stem. Cut the cherry tomato in half.

A table with a cucumber, carrots, cherry tomatoes and a bowl of hummus

To make the pumpkin face, arrange the carrot sticks on a large platter into a pumpkin shape. Place the hummous dip into the middle as the nose and add a cucumber stem. Add the half cucumber slices and arrange into a scary mouth, then add the cherry tomato halves for eyes. Children can help to create the face, once the tricky chopping is done.

Pumpkin Face Platter made with carrots, cucumber and cherry tomato with a pumpkin hummus dip

Frighteningly fun for a Halloween party.

You can leave out the pumpkin and make a plain hummous if you prefer.

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