I’m a red sauce-kind-of-pasta girl. Always have been, probably always will be. But sometimes red sauce just doesn’t cut it, and I crave a creamy, rich pasta.
The thing is, I’m also not an Alfredo kind of girl! That’s where this hummus recipe comes in. I was on the hunt for an easy pasta recipe that was creamy and not drenched in butter, oil, and cheese (though I do love that too).
This vegan hummus pasta recipe is the kind of recipe that leaves you feeling energized and full. Rather than feeling the post-pasta food coma coming on, this pasta will have you ready to go run a half-marathon.
Well, okay, I won’t go as far as to say that, but you get what I’m trying to say. I love this recipe because it is satiating, and I never feel gross!
VEGAN HUMMUS PASTA INGREDIENTS:
As the name suggests, to make this recipe, all you will need is…
One Container of Hummus: Feel free to use more or less as needed. The great thing about hummus is that it comes in so many flavors, so you’re bound to find one you like. I used a kalamata olive hummus, but roasted red pepper and garlic hummus are also amazing.
One Container of Lentil Pasta: Lentil pasta is probably one of the greatest inventions ever because it is high in protein and gluten-free. This makes this pasta perfect for vegans looking for more protein.
¼ Cup Nutritional Yeast: Nutritional yeast is a popular cheese substitute for vegans, and it is packed with vitamin B12. I like that it adds more depth to the flavor.
HOW TO MAKE 3-INGREDIENT VEGAN HUMMUS PASTA:
- Cook your pasta. Okay, I lied. This is a 4-ingredient recipe if you include the water. First, boil a pot of water on the stove. Then, add your pasta and cook according to the directions, removing it from the heat 2 minutes early. Strain your pasta and reserve ½ cup of pasta water on the side for later.
- Mix in your hummus. Then return the pasta to the pot, and stir the hummus in. Slowly add the pasta water to thin out the hummus and transform it into more of a sauce-y consistency.
- Add the nutritional yeast. Stir in the nutritional yeast at the end. This is also the point where you should add other seasonings as well, depending on how flavorful your hummus was to begin with.
- Serve and enjoy. Lastly, plate your pasta and serve with whatever you would like. I paired my pasta with some veggies and then a sprinkle of nutritional yeast on top.
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- One container of hummus (10 oz)
- One package of lentil pasta (8.8 oz)
- 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
- Cook your pasta according to its directions. Remove from heat 2 minutes before stated cook time. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water before straining.
- Return pasta to its pot. Stir in hummus, adding pasta water as needed to thin it out to its desired consistency.
- Add in the nutritional yeast, stirring continuously. Season as needed.
- Serve with sides of choice and enjoy! Best served straight away.
- Depending on the hummus, extra salt or seasonings will be needed.
- Add more hummus for a thicker sauce, and more pasta water for a thinner sauce.
- Also works with other types of noodles.