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Hummus Pasta

Hummus Pasta

Today we are making an incredibly nourish pasta dish. Loaded with everything you need and you can have it ready in no time. We are making a deliciously creamy vegan hummus pasta that will barely take you 15 minutes to make. 

I love meals that have it all and this hummus pasta is definitely one of them. First of all, this is a pasta dish and we all love pasta. You can hardly ever go wrong with a creamy and delicious bowl of pasta. The options are endless, you get to play with flavours, textures, and ingredient as you please. 

Also, at vegan.io we are all about practicality, and this dish is nothing but practical and busy-mom-friendly. I came up with this recipe one of those days when you have to rush around to get anything done. I didn't even have time to go to the store so I went digging in my fridge to see if I could whip something together that was actually tasty and somewhat healthy.

hummus pasta ingredients

I stared at the fridge but I was clueless. And my creativity wasn't helping all that much. I had mushrooms, baby spinach, and onions. These ingredients go well with pasta but it didn't seem that interesting. Something was missing. 

Also, this is the part where I used to struggle a lot when I first became vegan, protein and pasta dishes! I couldn't really think of what to add to make it a whole meal. There's always tofu and beans but in all honesty, it sounds awful to mix either of them with pasta. 

Luckily, this time I had hummus in my fridge. As soon as I saw it I knew that was going to be in my meal. I also realised this is such a great way to bump up the amount of protein in a pasta dish!

This hummus pasta will load you up with 22g of plant-based protein. And since there are some leafy greens and a couple of other veggies in there it's a really good option to quickly nourish your body. 

sliced mushrooms

If you've been to the gym, hummus pasta will help you deal with that voracious hunger you get afterwards. If you want to stay away from regular flour pasta you can always use a gluten-free pasta such as quinoa, brown rice, or even lentil pasta. This swap will add more protein and a few more nutrients.

The last ingredient is optional but I would say it makes this pasta dish from good to great. I sprinkled a little bit of nutritional yeast on each bowl served. This will add creaminess, flavour and the much-needed B12 (if you bought the fortified version). 

All my pasta issues were solved. I see it as a blessing and course because now I want to make hummus pasta on a daily basis. The hummus adds its unique flavour which I love. And it makes the pasta super creamy and scrumptious!

Hummus Pasta top down

Ingredients
5
Prep time
5 minutes
Total time
Category: Dinner, Lunch
Serves: 2
Allergens: Gluten, Mushrooms, Olives

Ingredients

For the pasta

  • 2 dashes black pepper (ground) (optional)
  • 6 oz pasta

For the sauce

  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • ½ cup hummus
  • ½ lb mushroom (sliced)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion (thinly sliced)
  • 2 dashes sea salt (optional)

For the topping

  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)

Directions

  1. Boil the pasta following the instructions on the package.
  2. Use a big skillet and heat up the oil, add the onion and sauté for about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Then add the mushrooms and sauté for about 5 minutest more minutes.
  4. Stir in the hummus, salt and pepper and leave it on the stove until properly heated up.
  5. Just before serving stir in the baby spinach and serve the pasta with some sauce on top, sprinkle with the topping, enjoy!

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