Easy Hummus Pasta
With just 20 minutes a handful of ingredients, this creamy hummus pasta dish can be on your dinner table! Use homemade hummus for an oil-free version or grab a container of store-bought for an even quicker option. Kid and husband approved!
Servings: 6 servings
- 16 ounces rotini pasta (or pasta or choice, gluten free, if desired)
- ½-1 cup pasta cooking water
- 1 cup Roasted Red Pepper Hummus (or your favorite store-bought hummus)
- 1 pint grape tomatoes halved (about 2 cups)
- 2 cups fresh spinach leaves chopped
- Juice of 1 lemon
- ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper or to taste
In a large pot on the stove, cook the pasta according to package directions in well-salted water. BEFORE draining, reserve 1 cup of the pasta cooking water and set aside.
Transfer the cooked noodles back to the pot. Add the hummus, tomatoes, spinach, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
Add ½ cup of the pasta cooking water and stir well until the sauce is creamy and smooth. Add more pasta cooking water, if needed, to reach the desired consistency.
Taste and adjust seasoning, as needed. Add more salt, pepper, lemon, or even more hummus, as desired.
*Be sure to salt your pasta water for optimal flavor.
*Choose gluten free noodles to make this dish gluten free.
*Don't forget to save at least 1 cup of the pasta cooking water before draining the noodles.
*Use a really flavorful hummus. Different flavor varieties will work, choose your favorite.
*Season to your own taste. Add more lemon juice or salt/pepper as needed.
**If you forget to reserve the pasta water (I've done it more times than I can count), you can use vegetable broth, unsweetened almond milk, or even just plain water. Start with ¼ cup as these options are thinner and not as viscous as pasta cooking water. Add more as needed. Be sure to taste and adjust seasonings accordingly before serving.
Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 406mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 227IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 41mg