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Served Easy Italian Hummus Pasta

Easy Italian Hummus Pasta

  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian Inspired
  • Diet: Vegan


Brimming with fresh, vibrant flavors this Easy Italian Hummus Pasta is ultra comforting and comes together in 20 minutes or less.


  • 16 oz. pasta (of choice)
  • 1 cup hot pasta water (reserved) *
  • 1 cup hummus *
  • 3 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 30 fresh grape tomatoes, halved (or cherry tomatoes) *
  • 2 cups chopped fresh baby spinach (optional) *

Spice/Herb Ingredients:

  • Pinch to ½ teaspoon sea salt (+/-) *
  • Pinch black pepper (+/-)
  • 3 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil (or 1 ½ teaspoons dried basil) * 

Optional Toppings


  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Right before the pasta is done, remove 1 to 2 cups of hot pasta water, set aside.  Once the pasta is done, drain well, then return the cooked pasta to the empty pot.
  2. To the pot with the cooked pasta, add the hummus, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, halved grape tomatoes, chopped fresh baby spinach, and 1 cup of hot pasta water. Stir to combine.
  3. Check the consistency of the sauce, if needed, add a little more of the reserved pasta water to reach the desired consistency.
  4. Then add the sea salt, black pepper, and chopped fresh basil (or dried basil).
  5. Serve topped with a sprinkle Vegan Parmesan Cheese (optional).


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used. 

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.

*Servings: 4