Saturday, November 5, 2011

Creamy Hummus Pasta w/ Spinach and Nuts + Cookies

Looks like we've been in a bit of a temporary hiatus, don't freak out though it's just temporary (30 Rock fans?) It feels kind of weird to not be posting almost everyday like we've been doing this past month for Vegan MoFo. It was fun to figure out something to post everyday but I'm also glad that the pressure's off!

I came up with an absolutely delicious, easy vegan and gluten-free lunch. It tastes like pasta in Alfredo sauce (basically...)

This is enough for 2 people:

2 fist fulls of brown rice pasta (I used spaghetti)
1/4 cup hummus (store-bought or homemade)
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
Liberal sprinkling of sea salt and pepper
Splash of olive oil (optional)

2 handfuls of spinach
About a quarter cup of chopped nuts (I used almonds)

Boil noodles until tender. Drain in a colander, rinse off starchiness and set aside. Add a bit of water (a couple tbsps) to the pot and return to stove. Add in spinach, cover and steam for about 30 seconds. Remove pot from stove, add in hummus, water, yeast, sea salt and pepper. Add in noodles, and drizzle with a bit of oil (optional). Stir in nuts. Serve!

Creamy tangle

This was a perfect lunch! Feel free to add any sort of vegetables or legumes or nuts to the pasta.

And we made the best chocolate chip cookies! Aren't they cute? We're thinking about opening an Etsy store to sell our baked goods. We'll keep you updated with that endeavour.

Also check out our cousin's blog! She does catering in Ontario!


  1. Love hummus on pasta- First saw it here
    So delicious. And I hope you're going to share that cookie recipe...

  2. Just adore Nutritional Yeast. I know there are a zillion vegan cheeses out there, but have a fondness for the originals!

  3. The pasta looks delicious, definitely going to try it! Cookie recipe?

  4. That pasta dish looks lovely! I've often mixed hummus and nooch into vegetables, but have never made it into pasta :)

  5. i love the idea of using hummus as a pasta sauce! i'll have to do that :). ps - i got tahini. wow, it has a strange, but addicting flavor to it!!!

  6. ditto junia..hummus as a pasta sauce = genius. also, those cookies look preeettty amazing. ;)

  7. Wow! I love this recipe. It looks so amazingly simple! I can't wait to try it for dinner some night soon. Thankssss!!

    (: Brittany