This Mediterranean Hummus Pasta Salad is creamy, colorful, and full of vegetables and whole grain pasta. Swap out your typical pasta salad recipe for this healthy, hummus pasta recipe.
I received free samples of Sabra Hummus mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
Did you know hummus pasta is a thing?! Yes, there is such thing as a hummus pasta recipe, and hummus pasta salad is a game changer. This hummus pasta recipe will change your life.
With summer coming up, we’re going to have lots of opportunities for summer barbeques, pasta salad dishes and hotdogs and hamburgers. Many of my favorite things! The smell of the grill, a pasta salad, some watermelon, grilled corn, and a cooler full of beer just screams summer for me. Hands down my favorite season of the year.
Speaking of summer, we grilled out for the first time of the year this week – my parents were in town, and we grilled some burgers alongside some sweet potato fries and a nice salad. More specifically, my favorite sweet potato turkey burgers. They just scream summer to me, alongside a delicious hummus pasta.
And then, yesterday, I played tourist in my own city, which was so much fun. We did a tour of Charlotte that I had never done before and I learned so much about the history! We also made a stop at Amelie’s Bakery and I grabbed a few macaroons for the tour.
Being a tourist in your own city is fun. I urge you to try it – there are so many more things I need to experience in Charlotte just because. I also urge you to try this Mediterranean Hummus Pasta Salad.
Why You Should Make Mediterranean Hummus Pasta Salad
Did you know May 13th (Saturday) is NATIONAL HUMMUS DAY?! In my mind, it certainly deserves celebrating – hummus is one of those things I can’t get enough of. So, when the opportunity arose to work with Sabra through the Recipe Redux, I enthusiastically jumped right in.
Truthfully, I love so many of the foods and flavors found in the Mediterranean diet, like healthy fats (hello olives, olive oil), veggies, and whole grain pasta, too! Look how pretty this bowl is. You can really add in any vegetables you like, making this hummus pasta recipe very seasonal.
But to keep this gluten free, we chose a plant-based pasta version. This hummus pasta salad works with whatever pasta you choose, just make sure to cook pasta accordingly.
Once you mix all of your ingredients in a bowl, the last thing to do is add the creamy hummus.
Hummus is A Nutrition Rockstar
Hummus is considered a plant-based source of protein! (More on plant-based and vegetarian protein options here). Hummus is also filled with heart healthy unsaturated fat, and fiber, which most of us aren’t getting enough of.
Plus, hummus also has tons of micronutrients, like folate and vitamin B6, and small amounts of calcium, iron and zinc. So many reasons to eat more hummus – as a dip, a sandwich topper, or as a dressing, like listed below!
Isn’t it funny when you make a lot of food, thinking it’ll last days, maybe even the week? And then it barely lasts ONE day? Well, that is what happened with this pasta salad.
With two hungry hungry people living in this house (and some scraps for Tater), a delicious hummus pasta recipe like this won’t last very long. Although this hummus pasta is a staple for meal prep because it lasts all week. It’s also a great idea to make for new moms, along with this list of freezer meal ideas.
I guess I should know better by now…
This Hummus Pasta Salad Is
Gluten free (if you use gluten free pasta!)
Full of fiber-rich veggies and whole grains
Best served cold
This hummus salad is perfect for those who love the creamy texture of hummus, and its versatility over ingredients and veggies. Remember, it’s a little different from your Italian/vinaigrette based ones.
I’ll say it again: hummus pasta is a game changer. It makes a thicker, creamier, heartier pasta salad. All of the veggies get a little heartier with the addition of the hummus dressing.
And, this pasta salad is also gluten free because it’s made with Banza pasta (made with chickpeas). You could even use another bean pasta to keep it gluten free. Leave out the cheese if you want to keep it vegan, and exchange it with nutritional yeast.
For some more protein, you could also add some shredded or chopped chicken, or even tuna. And if you’re a fan of this hummus pasta, you will definitely like this veggie pasta bake. Both are great options for meal prep and simplifying meal prep.
This Mediterranean Hummus Pasta Salad is creamy, colorful, and full of vegetables and whole grain pasta. Swap out your typical pasta salad recipe for this hummus pasta recipe.
- 12 oz penne rotini or other small pasta (I used Banza)
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 1 medium pepper chopped (I used multi colored)
- 1 onion chopped (I used yellow)
- ½ cup kalamata olives
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- For the dressing:
- 2/3 cup Sabra hummus I used plain, but any flavor would be great!
- 1 Tbsp Olive oil
- 1 Tbsp Water
- ½ tsp Lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cook your pasta according to directions and desired consistency. Let it cool.
- In a large bowl, combine broccoli, pepper, onion, olives, cheese and salt and pepper. Pour in the chilled pasta, dressing and mix.
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See below for some other hummus inspiration recipes from the other Recipe Reduxers! If you’re looking for more recipes with Chickpea flour, check out the Strawberry Banana Chickpea Muffins.