Baked Hummus Pasta

Vegan Baked Hummus Pasta
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Hummus is a popular dish in the vegan world for its nutritious profile. When combined with whole wheat pasta or a mix of roasted vegetables, you get a dish that’s not only bursting with flavors but also full of protein, healthy carbs, and fiber. Therefore, it’s a meal that will keep you feeling full and satisfied.

What is hummus pasta? 

Hummus pasta is a delightful pasta dish where hummus is the key ingredient in its sauce. This Baked Hummus Pasta recipe also provides essential nutrients to maintain your energy and health. As vegan registered dietitians, we believe this recipe could play a significant role in fostering a balanced, plant-based diet.

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What is hummus?

Hummus can be considered a cream sauce, spread, or dip. Moreover, it’s made primarily from chickpeas, but it may also include a few other healthy ingredients (i.e. olive oil, garlic, spices, etc.). Here’s why chickpeas and hummus is a nutritious addition to your diet:

  • The Protein: Hummus is a good source of plant-based protein, which helps your muscles grow, repair themselves, and stay strong.
  • The Fiber: Hummus contains a lot of dietary fiber, which is good for digestion and helps with feeling full after eating.
  • The Vitamins and Minerals: Hummus is rich in essential nutrients like folate, iron, magnesium, and vitamin B6.
  • The Healthy Fats: Hummus has healthy fats, mainly polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, which are good for lowering your cholesterol levels. Therefore, they are good for your heart and overall health.
  • The Absence of Cholesterol: Hummus is a cholesterol-free source of fat and protein.
  • It’s Versatility: Hummus can be enjoyed and eaten in many ways. It can be used as a dip for veggies or pita, spread on sandwiches, or even as a sauce for dishes like our Baked Hummus Pasta. 

Hence, hummus isn’t just delicious, it’s also a nutritious choice that can be part of a balanced plant-based diet.

What are some recommended toppings or garnishes for hummus pasta?

Toppings and garnishes can add texture, flavour, and improve the appearance of your hummus pasta. Here are some recommended toppings and garnishes for hummus pasta:

  • Fresh herbs
  • Kalamata olives
  • Sauteed mushrooms
  • Green onions or scallions
  • Microgreens or sprouts
  • A drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  • Grated parmesan or crumbled feta cheese
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • A variety of roasted vegetables
  • Lemon zest or lemon wedges 
  • Toasted nuts or seeds (i.e. pine nuts, sliced almonds, or sesame seeds)

Feel free to mix and match these extra additions based on your personal preferences and the flavour profile you want to achieve for your hummus pasta.

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Baked Hummus Pasta

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 25 min Cook Time 30 min Total Time 55 mins Servings: 3 Calories: 1992 Total Kcal (664 kcal per serving)

Description

Indulge in creamy comfort with our Baked Hummus Pasta. This wholesome dish combines pasta with a tasty hummus sauce, baked to perfection for a delightful, plant-based feast.

Recipe Ingredients

Recipe Instructions

Prepare The Tomato Hummus Sauce

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 400°F (200°C).

  2. In an ovenproof dish, combine the cherry tomatoes, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Ensure the tomatoes are evenly coated in the seasoned oil. Then, generously spread the garlic hummus on top of the tomato mixture.

  3. Place the dish in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes. Keep an eye on it – you want the tomatoes to become soft and slightly caramelized while the hummus forms a creamy, flavorful sauce

Prepare The Pasta

  1. While the tomato-hummus mixture is baking, prepare your pasta according to the package instructions. You can use a brown rice pasta or your preferred pasta variety for a wholesome twist.

  2. Once the hummus and tomatoes have been beautifully roasted, remove the dish from the oven. Carefully mix the cooked pasta into this aromatic blend. Stir well to ensure the pasta is coated in the creamy hummus sauce and garnish with freshly chopped basil for a burst of fresh flavor.

  3. Serve your Baked Hummus Pasta hot, and enjoy the delightful combination of creamy hummus, roasted tomatoes, and fragrant basil over perfectly cooked pasta. It's a simple yet sensational plant-based dish that's sure to satisfy your taste buds.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/3 of total recipe


Amount Per Serving
Calories 664kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 45.4g70%
Saturated Fat 2.1g11%
Sodium 857.7mg36%
Potassium 483.8mg14%
Total Carbohydrate 52.6g18%
Dietary Fiber 7.8g32%
Sugars 9.2g
Protein 12.5g25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Keywords: Vegan, Baked, Hummus, Pasta

5 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Can I use store-bought hummus for my hummus pasta?

Yes, you can absolutely use store-bought hummus for making hummus pasta. In fact, using store-bought hummus can be a convenient and time-saving option, especially when you're looking to prepare a quick and easy meal. Also, our recipe requires garlic hummus, which can be typically easily bought at any local grocery store.

How long does hummus pasta stay fresh in the refrigerator?

Hummus pasta typically stores in the refrigerator for about 7 days. Make sure to keep it chilled at or below 40°F (4°C) to maintain its quality. To reheat, simply microwave or warm it on the stovetop until hot, adding a splash of water or broth to restore creaminess if needed.

Can I make a gluten-free version of hummus pasta?

Yes, you can make a gluten-free version of hummus pasta by using gluten-free pasta, such as brown rice or cauliflower pasta. Make sure that the hummus you use is also gluten-free, as some varieties may contain wheat-based ingredients. Follow the same recipe instructions, substituting gluten-free pasta for the regular pasta, to enjoy a delicious gluten-free hummus pasta dish.

How can I adjust the consistency of the hummus sauce in my pasta dish if it's too thick or too thin?

To adjust the consistency of your hummus sauce in the pasta dish, if it's too thick, simply add a small amount of warm water, vegetable broth, or olive oil, and stir until you reach your desired thickness. If it's too thin, blend in more hummus or let it simmer on low heat to thicken gradually. Continue adjusting with small additions until you achieve the perfect creamy texture for your dish.

Can I serve hummus pasta hot or cold?

You can serve hummus pasta both hot and cold, depending on your preference. Traditionally, it's served hot, right after preparing it. However, if you enjoy chilled pasta dishes, you can refrigerate leftovers and serve them cold, almost like a refreshing pasta salad.

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