Mediterranean Hummus Pasta Salad

This hummus pasta salad is on another level. It’s another Mediterranean inspired recipe that you are going to love. What you will especially love about this hummus pasta is the quick time to prepare – it only takes 20 minutes and just 5 ingredients.  Plus, what if I tell you that you can prepare it even a day ahead of time!

20 MINUTES CREAMY HUMMUS PASTA SALAD 

If you are looking to add something quick but healthy on your menu then this is the right choice. This Mediterranean hummus pasta salad is so light and refreshing – yet it’s one of the healthiest pasta choices you can make. 

I was usually making healthy pasta salad with avocado, but recently I ran out of avocado and tried making one with hummus – and it came out perfect. 

Plus, compared to the avocado sauce, the hummus in pasta is perfect if you want to prepare it ahead of time, or if you want to make a quick weeknight meal. 

Why choose hummus pasta over regular pasta sauces? 

  • t’s one of the healthiest but tastiest pasta sauces you can find out there
  • It has one of the easiest sauces that even beginners in cooking can make 
  • Gluten-free and guilt-free 🙂 
  • It takes only 20 minutes to put together, which it’s making the perfect weeknight meal

Ingredients used in this pasta salad

  • Hummus 
  • Gluten-free pasta – or any other pasta of your choice 
  • Cherry tomatoes (or regular tomatoes if you prefer) 
  • Broccoli – boiled but still crunchy  – they add a lot of flavor to the salad
  • Corn – I usually use frozen sweet corn as it’s the quickest to prepare
  • Firm feta cheese, parmesan flakes, or nutritional yeast (optional)
  • Seasonings: Vegeta (vegan seasoning) adds tons of flavor in almost every meal, salt, pepper, and oregano.

Homemade hummus

Using store-bought hummus is perfectly fine for this salad, but if you decide to make it a bit fancier, you can also prepare one at home. Here’s a quick recipe for it:

  1. Pat dry previously 1 cup of boiled or canned chickpeas and bake them for 10 minutes. 
  2. Add 5 tbsp olive oil, ½ lemon, salt, and pepper. 
  3. Mix everything together in a blender or food processor until you get a smooth paste. 

How to make hummus pasta salad, step by step? 

This pasta salad is one of the easiest you’ve ever made in your life! Just by following the steps here, you will have a delicious meal in around 20 minutes. 

  1. Add water, salt, and olive oil in a pot and turn the heat on high. Once the water starts to boil, lower the heat on medium and add the pasta to cook for 10-15 minutes (or depending boiling time needed on the package of the pasta). 
  2. Meanwhile, cut the broccoli florets, add them to a smaller pot with water and boil for 3-4 minutes. If you are using frozen corn a minute before taking the broccoli out of the heat, add the corn and drain them both in a colander. 
  3. Cut the tomatoes and feta cheese and leave them on the side. 
  4. In a big bowl add the hummus and add the hot pasta on top. Mix the hummus and the pasta and leave them in the fridge for 5 minutes. 
  5. Take the pasta out of the fridge, add the broccoli, corn, and tomatoes. Add the seasonings, top with some balsamic glaze and enjoy! 
mediterranean pasta salad recipe

How to store hummus pasta? 

I love having leftover hummus pasta, even dough I barely ever have to deal with leftovers when it comes to this one!  🙂 

Hummus pasta is perfect for making ahead. Even if all the ingredients are mixed, it can stay fresh for up to a day in the fridge. It just has to be covered with plastic wrap or in plastic containers. What I love most about the leftovers is that the pasta soaks the flavors from the hummus and the add-ins, and it’s even more flavorful even after one day. 

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AuthoremilijaDifficultyBeginner

Quick 20 minute Mediterranean hummus pasta salad. Loaded with cherry tomatoes, broccoli, corn, and quick creamy hummus sauce.
This is the perecct weeknight meal, or make ahead recipe that you are going to come back every time you want something quick and delicious to prepare.

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins

pasta:
 200 g gluten free pasta
 500 ml water
 1 tsp salt
sauce
 80 g hummus
 2 tbsp oil
 3 tbsp pasta water
add-ins:
 100 g boiled broccoli
 50 g cherry tomatoes
 30 g corn
 2 tbsp parmesan flakes
dressing:
 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar or reduction
 1 tbsp dijon mustard

1

In a medium pot add water, salt and pasta and turn the heat on high. Once the water starts to boil, lower the heat on medium, add the pasta, and boil for 10-15 minutes (or look for the boiling time on the pasta package)

2

Cut the broccoli on florets add those in another pot cover with water and boil on medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Cut the cherry tomatoes on half and grate parmesan fakes.

3

Once the pasta is boiled drain the pasta in a colander.

4

Transfer the hummus in a big bowl and add the pasta on top. Mix the hummus, the Vegeta seasoning, the pasta, and leave it to cool down for a couple of minutes.

5

Then add the broccoli florets, corn, and tomatoes. Season with the salt and oregano. Add a balsamic glaze if you prefer and enjoy it!

Ingredients

pasta:
 200 g gluten free pasta
 500 ml water
 1 tsp salt
sauce
 80 g hummus
 2 tbsp oil
 3 tbsp pasta water
add-ins:
 100 g boiled broccoli
 50 g cherry tomatoes
 30 g corn
 2 tbsp parmesan flakes
dressing:
 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar or reduction
 1 tbsp dijon mustard

Directions

1

In a medium pot add water, salt and pasta and turn the heat on high. Once the water starts to boil, lower the heat on medium, add the pasta, and boil for 10-15 minutes (or look for the boiling time on the pasta package)

2

Cut the broccoli on florets add those in another pot cover with water and boil on medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Cut the cherry tomatoes on half and grate parmesan fakes.

3

Once the pasta is boiled drain the pasta in a colander.

4

Transfer the hummus in a big bowl and add the pasta on top. Mix the hummus, the Vegeta seasoning, the pasta, and leave it to cool down for a couple of minutes.

5

Then add the broccoli florets, corn, and tomatoes. Season with the salt and oregano. Add a balsamic glaze if you prefer and enjoy it!

Mediterranean Hummus Pasta Salad
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