Hummus Pasta!

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Hi friends! I’m coming at’cha from Ohio! Yep – I came home for Easter, and I’m staying through the weekend because I’m throwing my beautiful sister-in-law a baby shower!! I’m so excited! 🙂

So I’m going to share with you tonight a recipe that was born out of creativity! Have you ever had one of those nights where you haven’t gone to the store, and you’re faced with scrounging up dinner from what you have on hand? Yeah – me too. Thankfully, because of today’s Post Patron, Amazon Pantry, that never happens anymore – but sometimes, you’ve just got to get creative. And let me tell ya — sometimes, magic happens, and you whip up a masterpiece….which is exactly what happened with this recipe.

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Allow me to introduce…Hummus Pasta!

It’s gluten free, vegan, and completely delicious!

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A scrumptious, cream and decadent pasta that’s light, yet satisfying. How??

With HUMMUS.

Yes, the humble chickpea got the starring role in this yummy pasta sauce. Hummus is packed with protein and delicious creamy flavor, without the the sluggish aftermath of say, an alfredo or cream sauce.

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Here’s What You Need: (Serves 3)

Hummus:
1 can of chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed.
1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
juice of 1 lemon
2 Tbsp Tahini (sesame seed paste – found at most supermarkets)
1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
salt to taste – roughtly 1/2 to 3/4 tsp
about 1/4 cup water – to reach desired consistency
dash of paprika
1/4 tsp cumin

1 zucchini, chopped into bite-sized pieces
1 red pepper, chopped into bite-sized pieces
6 mushrooms, sliced
1/2 red onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 big handfuls of spinach, chopped
splash of vegetable stock
1 tsp dried basil
fresh basil
reserved pasta water — 1/2 – 3/4 cup

Spaghetti of choice — brown rice, quinoa pasta, spiralized zucchini, spaghetti squash, etc.

Tools:
Good chef’s knife (This is the one I use and love)
Large Non stick frying pan
Food Processor
Can Opener

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Directions:
First: we’re going to make the hummus! This first step is totally optional — Peel your chickpeas. Chickpeas have an outer shell/membrane that comes off if you pinch the bean. I find that the consistency of the hummus is much smoother and creamy like store-bought hummus if you take the tedious time to do this extra step. But again, it is completely optional!

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Put all the hummus ingredients (minus the water) into the food processor and give it a whirl for about 1-2 minutes, scraping down the sides every 30 seconds or so. While it is whirling away, slowly drizzle in the water. Add enough to get to your desired consistency. It will be smooth and luxurious!

Let that hang out while you cook your pasta and prepare your veggies.

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Cook the pasta according to the package directions.

Meanwhile, sauté the onion in 1 Tbsp EVOO with salt, pepper, and dried basil over medium heat. Let that soften for about 4-5 minutes. Then add the mushrooms and let them cook down and release their moisture – about 4-5 minutes. Then, add the zucchini and peppers. Allow them to cook for about 6 minutes, until they become slightly tender, but still with a firm bite. Then, add the garlic and stir for a minute. Finally, add the spinach and a splash of vegetable stock to wilt the spinach.

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Stir in the cooked pasta and hummus. Thin out the hummus with about 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta water and toss everything to coat. Re-season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve garnished with fresh basil.

This meal was delicious! It had a wonderful, Greek flavor with the garlicy hummus. It was so enjoyable with the bright zucchini, sweet peppers, earthy mushrooms and fresh basil! I could also see chopped kalamata olives going beautifully with this dish!

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The sauce was creamy and velvety – simply luxurious if you ask me! The zucchini was wonderful because it was almost juicy! When you bit into it, there was a fresh, succulent explosion of sweet zucchini that beautifully complimented the thick, creamy, garlic hummus sauce.

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42 thoughts on “Hummus Pasta!

  1. Yum, looks so good! It’s actually super close to the dinner I’m making tonight, which is bow-tie pasta, chicken, and spinach, olive oil and pesto. But now, I’m going to add zucchini, red pepper, and garlic (already have!).. thanks for the ideas 🙂 Congrats on the new baby! xox

    1. Thanks Jenny Marie! Ooh that sounds like a delicious dinner!! Enjoy! And thanks so much 🙂 twins! Hugs and love xox

  2. As a fan of hummus and pasta, I approve of this, lol! It looks absolutely delicious and a glass of wine with it seems to be perfect! Congratulations to your sister-n-law, I love babies and baby showers are the best! Have a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing the recipe

    1. Thank you Lane! Haha yes! I good glass of red is a must 🙂 and thanks! Yes twin boys!! God is good!! Hugs and love xox

  3. I have used hummus in my pasta dishes as well. My favorite is a vegan/GF kale pesto hummus — it works very well with pasta dishes.

    BTW I tried chickpea pasta the other day — surprisingly very tasty!

    Have a great day. 🙂

      1. It definitely is very tasty — I love hummus! However, because of my own dietary restrictions, I have to avoid certain kind of oils: canola, palm, sunflower, safflower, etc. I say this because most hummus includes one of these ingredients. So I guess I should make my own from scratch, like you did! 🙂

        I hope that you had a wonderful Easter!

  4. I’d love if you would make a cookbook. As nice as it is that I can come here and search your posts, having a cookbook that I could look through when hungry would be so helpful! Your recipes are delicious. At Easter dinner, we made the fun party salad from a few months ago and it was soooooo good!

    1. Aww what a kind thing to say!! And oh my gosh I’m so glad you guys enjoyed the salad!!! You just made my day!! 🙂 Hugs and love xox

  5. Yum!!! Looks fantastic and seems pretty simple…I’m a gluten and dairy free gal so this is perfect!! You and your sister in law look incredibly similar! Beautiful ladies!!

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