GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Not in the mood for tomato sauce? Tired of Alfredo? Not to worry, the Feel Good Foodie, Yumna Jawad, has a unique pasta recipe that will sure to impress.

The recipe is totally vegan, nut-free and can be a one pot/skillet dinner. Check out her recipe below:

Hummus Pasta

Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion sliced
2 garlic cloves sliced
1 cup spinach
1 cup plain hummus
1 pound spaghetti pasta
Juice of 1 lemon + zest
¼ cup chopped fresh basil plus more for serving
Pinch of crushed red pepper

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until al dente according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup of pasta cooking water, then drain the pasta and return to the pot to stay warm.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for 5-7 minutes or until fragrant and they soften. Add the garlic, and cook for 30 seconds, or until fragrant. Add the spinach and cook for 1 minute, or until is slightly wilts.
  3. Add the hummus, about ½ cup of the pasta cooking water, the lemon juice and lemon zest, and stir until a creamy sauce forms. Add more pasta water to thin the sauce a little at time, as desired.
  4. Transfer the cooked pasta to the skillet, turn off the heat and toss everything together. Top with basil and crushed red pepper.
  5. Serve immediately with parmesan cheese or basil, if desired.

For more information, visit https://feelgoodfoodie.net/recipe/hummus-pasta/  

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