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Easy Spinach Hummus Pasta Recipe

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Last updated on January 30th, 2020 at 10:58 pm

I know what you’re thinking. Hummus and pasta? I too was a sceptic but this odd combination works like a dream and makes a fantastic 15-minute weekday meal. I’ve loaded up a basic hummus recipe with buckets of spinach to create a wonderfully green, protein rich pasta dish. This spinach hummus pasta recipe is quick, tasty and full of good things.

two plates of spinach hummus and pasta on a grey background

Quick and dirty weekday meals are my salvation lately. My 3-ingredient vegan zucchini soup and walk away chickpea tomato and spinach curry are on constant rotation.  The husband is travelling a lot for work lately and our little person is having trouble finding her feet at kindergarten. Our girl is a sensitive soul and while she is usually pretty together for a 4 year-old, she has days where the weight of other’s emotions falls heavily on her small shoulders. I love her compassion and immense empathy – she cried for hours when she learned David Bowie died –  but I also know it can be tiring on a little heart. Today we are home together having a day without all the noise and excitement of kindy.

However, having a day with small people doesn’t leave room for too much else. These tiny people take up so much space, physically and figuratively! Thank the stars for quick and dirty dinners.

Spinach and hummus pasta ingredients on a grey background

I wish I could lay claim to this bit of culinary genius but hummus and pasta is not a new thing. It’s been floating around the internet for a year or so now but I have been stubbornly resistant to trying it. I am an idiot. There are some gorgeous recipes out there like Green Evi’s hummus and asparagus recipe or Amber from Quit Good Food’s 10-minute recipe with spinach and zoodles. I should have made this combination sooner.

Spinach and Hummus Pasta close up with chilli flakes

It’s a bit of a no-brainer, combining two of the best ingredients together in a single meal that takes less than 15-minute minutes. It will completely change up your mid-week meals. Hummus (for something a little different try my roasted garlic artichoke hummus)+ Pasta = Happy Campers. It can be eaten cold and if you really want to sonic speed your meal prep, use store-bought hummus and blend it up with the spinach and a little water. Simples.


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spinach hummus pasta wrapped around a fork on a plate

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Spinach Hummus Pasta Recipe

I've loaded up a basic hummus recipe with buckets of spinach to create a wonderfully green, protein rich pasta dish. This spinach hummus pasta recipe is quick, tasty and full of good things.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: hummus pasta recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 172kcal
Author: Amanda Logan


  • 400g cooked chickpeas
  • 2 garlic clove chopped
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 juice of 1 lemon plus more for serving
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • chilli flakes
  • 300 g egg-free spaghetti
  • pinch sea salt
  • pinch chilli flakes
  • 1/4 cup vegan parmesan optional


  • Bring a large pot of water to the boil over medium heat and add a good pinch of sea salt.
  • Add pasta to the water to cook.
  • Meanwhile, add the chickpeas, oil, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, sea salt and spinach to a blender and blend to a hummus consistency. You may need to add a little water and stop the blending to push the spinach down. 
  • When the pasta is cooked al dente, strain it in a colander, keeping a little of the cooking water. Transfer the pasta back to your cooking pot. Stir through several heaped spoons of the hummus and a little cooking water if necessary. Add the parmesan and chilli flakes with a splash of lemon juice and a crack of pepper to serve. 


Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 171mg | Vitamin A: 2110IU | Vitamin C: 11.2mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
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This spinach hummus pasta recipe is quick, tasty and loaded with iron-rich spinach and protein powerhouse chickpeas | my goodness kitchen | quick vegan dinner

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About Author

Amanda Logan is a published cookbook author, recipe developer and food photographer based in Australia. She is a contributor to Nourish Australia magazine and has appeared in Thrive Magazine, Vegan Food and Living, The Zoe Report and The Australian Vegan Magazine.

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