Do you like chickpeas and kale? Then you will love our creamy hummus pasta with spicy-garlic kale and black olives. This recipe is vegan, as we only used plant-based ingredients, and it's so effortless, taking less than 20 minutes, start to finish.
If you want to make hummus yourself, check out our homemade recipe, and prepare it before you start following the steps below. Alternatively, you should buy the low-fat variant, or use any leftover hummus you have in the fridge.
Hummus is a remarkable ingredient to make creamy pasta. If you are following a vegan diet, or are allergic to dairy, consider using this creamy chickpeas paste as a replacement in those recipes that use double cream.
Having Italian origins, and being at first quite conservative when it came to pasta, we didn't think of hummus as a suitable ingredient for this staple dish. But we were wrong, oh were we wrong! This delicate paste is just a blend of chickpeas, salt, oil, garlic, tahini, and lemon. All these elements can be used successfully in pasta, and so can hummus!
To innovate, we must first break away from traditions, treasuring experience but looking ahead to new ways to make healthy food. This vegan pasta is proof that keeping an open mind pays off.
The hummus sauce we will prepare below is wholesome and nutritious. Keep reading to learn more about the healthy ingredients we used, or scroll straight to the method below.
Hummus is a rich source of gut-friendly fibres, plant-based proteins, essential minerals, and vitamin B. The impressive trait of hummus as a dairy-free cream substitute in pasta is how simple it is to control the level of creaminess. Dilute it with more or less water and for a smoother or denser cream. You don't have to use starches or other additives, just hummus and some water. Brilliant!
Then there's kale. Maybe the most loved veggie in the vegan diet, this nourishing leafy green bursts with benefits. Kale is among the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet , with a single cup providing way more than 100% of your recommended daily intake (RDI) of vitamin A, K, and C, as well as boatloads of essential minerals. All packaged in less than 33 calories per cup. This veggie takes the podium in any healthy diet.
Finally, black olives are a tasty addition to this pasta. Beyond being so flavourful, they are one of the pillars of the Mediterranean diet, renowned for being among the healthiest in the world. Olives have healthy unsaturated fats and antioxidants that help ward our hearts from cardiovascular disease . They are also a good source of fibres that facilitate and promote weight-loss.
This recipe is fun and simple to make, and we know you will love the results. Let's get cooking!