Creamy Mediterranean Pasta

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Did you know that 2 spoonfuls of hummus a day will fulfill your bean recommendation for the week.
Research shows that diets with increased bean consumption are associated with reduced risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes and obesity. So not only is hummus super delicious but it’s healthy too.

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Hummus is an ingredient we almost always keep in our refrigerator to pull out as a dip for pretzels or veggie sticks for a quick and healthy snack. It also makes the perfect spread to a sandwich or wrap in place of mayonnaise. There are many ways to enjoy this creamy spread but up until now I had never thought to use it as a sauce for pasta. I was more than happy with the way it turned out and even my husband kept commenting on how delicious it was. Hummus, feta cheese, artichokes and chickpeas come together in this dish to create a light and delicious Mediterranean inspired meal. The hummus makes this pasta super creamy plus it adds an extra dose of protein for a healthy and well balanced meal.

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Hummus always makes for delicious game day grub but if you really want to step up your menu I encourage wowing your friends with this hummus inspired pasta dish. It’s the perfect thing to bring to your next tailgate or serve to friends for an at-home game day party. It comes together in 20 minutes tops making it perfect for game day so you don’t miss seeing any of the action.

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Creamy Mediterranean Pasta
 
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Serves: 4 SERVINGS
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces Penne Pasta
  • ½ cup Sabra Classic Hummus
  • 1- 15oz. can chickpeas beans, drained
  • ½ teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 4 oz. crumbled feta
  • ½ cup chopped canned artichokes, drained
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
Directions
  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until tender, 10-12 minutes. Drain, reserving ½ cup of pasta liquid. Whisk hummus into the liquid , mixing until a sauce is formed.
  2. Add the hummus sauce to the cooked noodles. Add in the chickpeas, crushed garlic, paprika, oregano and artichoke hearts. Toss until everything is mixed well. Top pasta with the crumbled feta.

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By | 2018-06-01T09:37:37+00:00 October 12th, 2015|Pasta|11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Deanna Segrave-Daly October 12, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    I would have thought to use hummus as a pasta sauce but of course chickpeas are delish with pasta! Can’t wait to try this.

  2. Serena October 12, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    This dish is going to save dinner soon at my house! So simple and something my kids will love!

  3. admin October 13, 2015 at 7:17 am

    I loved the chickpeas added in. I had never done that with pasta before

  4. Amy @ Happy Healthy RD October 13, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Hummus on pasta? I haven’t tried it yet but I think I’m going to now. Looks good!

  5. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine October 13, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Hummus is so awesome to add in to any “plain” dish like pasta! So creamy and such easy flavor!

  6. admin October 13, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Thanks.

  7. rachel@ Athletic Avocado October 14, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    i love how you incorporated hummus into the pasta sauce! this looks so good!

  8. Sonali- The Foodie Physician October 18, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    This is such a creative way to use hummus! It’s looks awesome and I love all of the other Mediterranean ingredients that you have in this dish 🙂

  9. admin October 20, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Thanks. I really loved the way it turned out

  10. admin October 20, 2015 at 7:33 am

    Thanks

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