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Hummus Pasta

Ready in only 20 minutes, this creamy hummus pasta is a fun twist on a traditional pasta salad. It uses classic, Italian pasta salad ingredients that are tossed in a creamy hummus sauce for some added flavor and nutrition!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Servings: 6


  • 16 ounces rotini pasta (or penne, bow ties) 
  • 1 ½ cups halved cherry tomatoes (or grape tomatoes)
  • 1 medium cucumber thinly chopped
  • ¾ cup sliced black olives drained
  • ¾ cup diced red onion
  • cup chopped parsley
  • 1 cup hummus (plain, garlic, or roasted red pepper)
  • ¼ cup Italian vinaigrette (optional)
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)


  • Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente (still slightly firm in the middle of the noodles, not overcooked or mushy). Set aside 1 cup of the pasta water and then drain the pasta.
  • Add the pasta to a large bowl and stir in the hummus, Italian vinaigrette (optional), and ¼ cup of the reserved pasta water.
  • Add the olives, red onion, tomatoes, cucumber and parsley to the bowl. Stir to mix, adding more pasta water if needed to reach your desired consistency.
  • Stir in the juice of 1 lemon and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 - 4 days. Optionally, sprinkle with red pepper flakes before serving.