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Plate of Hummus Pasta w/ grape tomatoes and spinach
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4.5 from 2 votes

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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 385kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

*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.

Nutrition

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