Creamy Hummus Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes is something we tried recently.  We both like pasta and we both like hummus, so why not try them together, right?

It’s savory, delicious, and light.  You’ll be satisfied without the heavy feeling of being too full.  The hummus replaces traditional pasta sauce, so you have a creamy and slightly nutty flavored sauce.  The sun dried tomatoes are roasted with garlic so they are tender and give off great flavor.  This recipe is a winner in our house!

The recipe can be found here.

Start by bringing a large pot of water to a boil and cooking the pasta according to package instructions.  Reserve 1 cup of pasta water before draining, then set the reserved water and noodles aside.

In a large skillet, heat the sun dried tomato oil over medium heat.  Add the sun dried tomatoes and garlic, and sauté for about 2 minutes.  Make sure you are using a large skillet because you will be adding the noodles to the same skillet.

Add the entire container of hummus and cooked noodles to the skillet.  Toss to combine.  The heat will essentially melt the hummus which will allow you to coat the noodles as you toss the pasta.

Slowly pour in the pasta water, about ¼ cup at a time, while continuing to toss.  The pasta water will loosen the hummus and help create a sauce like consistency.  Add enough pasta water to reach your desired “sauce level”.  The more water you add the runnier the sauce will be so be sure to add a little at a time, then toss to coat and see if the sauce is to your liking.

Add the spinach and toss to combine.  Continue to heat for 1-2 minutes or until the spinach starts to wilt.  You don’t want mushy spinach, so you only need to heat it slightly.

Then season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes, and enjoy!

 

The recipe can be found here.

Andrew likes to add a dash (or more) of hot sauce to his pasta to give it a little heat.  I think the red pepper flakes give it enough heat but if you like spicier food, adding hot sauce is a great idea!

Happy cooking!

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