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Hummus Pasta

This hummus pasta features sun dried tomatoes, fresh basil and hummus as the star ingredient. It's super quick and easy to make in only 15 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 463kcal
Author: Alison Hope

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Spaghetti Dry Weight
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Medium Onion White, Yellow or Brown, Chopped
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Crushed
  • ¼ tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 cup Sun Dried Tomatoes Sliced
  • 1 cup Hummus
  • 1 cup Pasta Water Reserved from cooking the pasta
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice Freshly Squeezed
  • 1 cup Fresh Basil Chopped
  • ½ tsp Sea Salt
  • ½ tsp Ground Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Cook your pasta according to the package directions. When it's cooked, drain and set aside, but keep aside 1 cup of the pasta water.
  • Add olive oil and chopped onions to a pot on medium heat and sauté until the onions are softened.
  • Add crushed garlic and red pepper flakes and sauté for a minute to lightly toast the spices.
  • Add chopped sun dried tomatoes and mix them in with the onions. Sauté for a minute or two to heat them and blend the flavors.
  • Reduce the heat and add in hummus, lemon juice and half a cup of pasta water and mix in. You can keep adding small amounts of pasta water into the sauce to get it to the consistency you want it.
  • Cook until the sauce is heated through.
  • Now add in chopped basil, salt and pepper and stir in.
  • Add the cooked pasta and toss together gently until the pasta is well coated with the sauce.
  • You can add in more pasta water at this stage if you want it to be more saucy.
  • Serve in bowls topped with freshly ground black pepper with lemon wedges on the side.

Notes

  1. Spaghetti - we used spaghetti but you can use any pasta that you like and have on hand. 
  2. Sun dried tomatoes - these can be in oil or vinaigrette. Drain them before use.
  3. Hummus - you can buy ready-made hummus to use in this pasta (the easiest option) or you can make your own hummus.
  4. Storing: Keep leftovers stored in the fridge for 3-4 days in a covered container. Reheat it in the microwave.
  5. Freezing: It's also freezer friendly for up to 3 months. Let it cool completely before freezing in a freezer safe container. Thaw overnight in the fridge and reheat in the microwave.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serve | Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 602mg | Potassium: 1287mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 5mg