This Mediterranean Hummus Pasta Salad is a creamy, colorful plant based pasta recipe. Swap out your typical pasta salad recipe for this healthy, roasted vegetable pasta salad.
Did you know hummus pasta is a thing?!
This cold mediterranean pasta salad is a game changer – especially with this hummus pasta sauce.
With summer coming up, we’re going to have lots of opportunities for summer barbeques, corn, cold beer, pasta salad dishes and hotdogs and hamburgers. Many of my favorite things!
The smell of the grill, an easy vegan 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.
This is my favorite among vegan pasta salad recipes and it’s really turned us onto nutritional yeast.
WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE THIS GLUTEN FREE PASTA SALAD
Did you know May 13th is NATIONAL HUMMUS DAY?! In my mind, it certainly deserves celebrating – hummus is one of those things I can’t get enough of.
Truthfully, I love so many of the foods and flavors found in the Mediterranean diet, like healthy fats (hello olives and olive oil), veggies, and whole grain pasta.
So I figured why not try to combine them and make pasta with hummus? Novel, yet delicious.
I mean, look how pretty this bowl is. You can really add in any vegetables you like, making this hummus pasta recipe very seasonal. I used veggies sent to me from my Farm Fresh to You order.
It’s perfect as a summer vegetable pasta salad.
It’s creamy and tasty and healthy. And the best vegan pasta salad I’ve ever tasted.
The next time you’re seeking a gluten and dairy free pasta salad, I hope you’ll remember this!
WHAT’S IN THIS VEGAN COLD PASTA SALAD?
- gluten free pasta (Banza pasta is my favorite)
- broccoli florets
- kalamata olive
- olive oil
- lemon juice
- salt and pepper
And again, you can use any choice of vegetables. A roasted vegetable pasta salad could be a delicious option any time of year!
Perhaps, asparagus, kale and peas in the spring. And cauliflower, celery and eggplant in the fall months.
We know that pasta can be bland by itself. It has a neutral flavor so it needs a good flavor enhancer.
While tomato sauce is the normal, delicious enhancer, I’d argue that hummus is right up there as a sauce and thickener.
And if you want more ways to season pasta, here are plenty!
This roasted vegetable pasta salad recipe works with whatever pasta you choose, just make sure to cook pasta accordingly and let it cool.
Once you mix all of your ingredients in a bowl (a salad mixer is a life saver), the last thing to do is add the creamy hummus for the hummus salad dressing.
IS HUMMUS NUTRITIOUS?
Hummus is considered a plant-based source of protein!
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 pasta salad dressing.
So, yes, it’s a great addition.
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 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 recipe 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.
This gluten free pasta salad recipe is perfect for those who love the creamy texture of hummus. Remember, it’s a little different from your Italian/vinaigrette based ones.
The hummus salad dressing just makes a heartier pasta salad.
Plus, a Mediterranean salad with hummus is a great way to enjoy the mediterranean flavors and health benefits.
For some more protein, you could also add chickpeas or another bean, edamame, or even tofu or tempeh.
WHAT SHOULD YOU SERVE WITH THIS VEGAN COLD PASTA SALAD?
I happen to think my sweet potato turkey burgers go lovely with this cold mediterranean pasta salad. A true match made in heaven.
Another option that we’ve done, to keep the meal vegetarian and plant-based, is this sheetpan salmon recipe.
While you can certainly add cheese and meat, this simple vegan pasta salad is a staple.
- 12 oz gluten free 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 nutritional yeast or parmesan cheese (optional)
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- For the dressing:
- 2/3 cup Sabra hummus (I used plain)
- 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.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 283 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 4mg Sodium: 369mg Carbohydrates: 40g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 2g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 10g
WANT MORE PASTA RECIPES?
And if you’re a fan of this hummus pasta, you will definitely like this veggie pasta bake.
My kale and sweet potato mac and cheese is another vegetarian option, filled with veggies and great for toddlers!
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What’s your favorite way to use Hummus?
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