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Creamy Lemon Arugula Hummus Pasta

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Nicole Modic
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
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This creamy, dreamy pasta gets its kick from a not-so-secret ingredient: hummus! I know, I know, it probably sounds crazy, right? Don't knock it until you try it, this may just become your new favorite pasta dish. Don't believe me? Try it out for yourself and thank me later.


  • 8 ounces linguine or spaghetti
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, mashed
  • 1 cup baby tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup baby arugula
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 cup hummus
  • 1 cup pasta water


  • salt and pepper
  • everything but the bagel seasoning (optional)


  • Boil pasta until al dente (or slightly undercook). Reserve 1 cup of pasta water when straining.
  • While the pasta is cooking, place a large pan over medium heat. 
  • Add the olive oil to the pan, followed by the onions and garlic, sautéeing for about 3 minutes until they begins to soften. 
  • Add the baby tomatoes and arugula, and sauté for about one minute more.
  • Add the hummus, lemon juice, lemon zest, & reserved pasta water, stirring everything together until it becomes a liquidy sauce.
  • Toss in the cooked pasta, and coat well in the sauce.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Plate immediately and top with everything but the bagel seasoning.

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