Vegan Creamy Tomato Pasta

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This Vegan Creamy Tomato Pasta uses hummus as the secret ingredient for adding a creamy consistency and lightened up color to the classic marinara recipe.

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Vegan Creamy Tomato Pasta

Regular tomato pasta can be so boring, so basic, so blah sometimes. Add a creamy touch to it, and the color transforms, the flavor transforms and my excitement level transforms! But in this vegan creamy tomato pasta recipe, the creamy touch is definitely not cream, or anything remotely dairy-based. Its *hummus*!

I grew up proudly Lebanese, and we ate hummus just as it is with some olive oil and pita bread. As hummus has become mainstream, so too have its uses. And this is one of the latest trends in the hummus world – adding it to pasta for a creamy consistency that you can’t even detect! See it’s just a lightened up marinara!

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This Vegan Creamy Tomato Pasta uses hummus as the secret ingredient for adding a creamy consistency and lightened up color to the classic marinara recipe. It's a twist on the popular rosa sauce and a break away from the basic marinara sauce recipe. You can pair with it with any pasta and protein of choice!

How to Make Vegan Creamy Tomato Pasta

To start, I make my basic marinara sauce, which is to-die-for! It’s so basic but the fresh ingredients and fresh tomatoes are what make it out-of-this-world staple sauce recipe! I sautee garlic with olive oil and oregano, then I add some tomato paste, fresh tomatoes and fresh basil and it looks like this:

This Vegan Creamy Tomato Pasta uses hummus as the secret ingredient for adding a creamy consistency and lightened up color to the classic marinara recipe. It's a twist on the popular rosa sauce and a break away from the basic marinara sauce recipe. You can pair with it with any pasta and protein of choice!

The moment of true excitement is when I add the hummus to it. I stir it on low-heat for a couple minutes until the hummus is fully incorporated and it just lightens the sauce to a rosa color. You can use store-bought hummus or make a big batch of my basic hummus recipe and spare half a cup for the sauce.

Then you add the pasta of choice and garnish it with fresh basil. It’s as simple as that, but it’s as scrumptious as that – a nice change from marinara sauce always being the main event!

This Vegan Creamy Tomato Pasta uses hummus as the secret ingredient for adding a creamy consistency and lightened up color to the classic marinara recipe. It's a twist on the popular rosa sauce and a break away from the basic marinara sauce recipe. You can pair with it with any pasta and protein of choice!

I’m obsessed with this combination! And next I’ll try hummus in an Alfredo style pasta!

I hope you love this healthy-ish feelgood Vegan Creamy Tomato Pasta recipe. If you make it, please leave me a comment telling me how you like it, or use hashtag #feelgoodfoodie on Instagram so I can see your recreations.

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This Vegan Creamy Tomato Pasta uses hummus as the secret ingredient for adding a creamy consistency and lightened up color to the classic marinara recipe. It's a twist on the popular rosa sauce and a break away from the basic marinara sauce recipe. You can pair with it with any pasta and protein of choice!
Vegan Creamy Tomato Pasta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
This Vegan Creamy Tomato Pasta uses hummus as the secret ingredient for adding a creamy consistency and lightened up color to the classic marinara recipe.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Fresh Tomato Pasta, Vegan Pasta
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 163 kcal
Author: Yumna Jawad
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 8 oz can tomato paste
  • 2 cups pasta water
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup hummus packaged or pre-made
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 12 oz pasta of choice
  • More fresh basil to garnish
Instructions
  1. In a large heavy saucepan on medium heat, heat olive oil, then add the minced garlic and oregano. Stir for 2-3 minutes, but do not let the garlic get brown.
  2. Add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, pasta water, basil, salt and pepper. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Uncover and stir in the hummus and add a pinch of sugar. Simmer the sauce for 5 minutes until the hummus becomes well incorporated.
  4. Add more water to adjust the sauce to desired consistency.
  5. Serve with pasta of choice with additional fresh basil as garnish.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. It will last about 4-5 days in the fridge.

Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However you can use any pasta of choice, any marinara sauce you like and any hummus (homemade or store bought). You can also leave out the sugar if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Creamy Tomato Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 163 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 526mg 22%
Potassium 620mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 6g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 15.2%
Vitamin C 20.2%
Calcium 5.4%
Iron 14.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    Sarah
    January 21, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    I absolutely loooved it! I served it with roasted garlic bread and I ate two bowls …it’s sooo bomb! Thank you so much. I’m learning to cook for myself, so I need help. Lol and I appreciate you and giving out your recipe! I’m a happy vegan right now…thank you for sharing this, I found you on insta gram! Love your page. #vegan #feelgoodfoodie 🙂

    • Reply
      Yumna Jawad
      January 21, 2018 at 10:48 pm

      Thanks so much Sarah! So happy you enjoyed the pasta! It’s one of my favorites :)))

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    Amal mackie
    January 20, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Super delicious

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    Megan
    January 15, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Hi Yumna, I am making this recipe right now and there are some inconsistencies. In your video it says to add 2 cups of pasta water and in your written instructions it says to add 1 cup. Which one do you recommend I do?
    Thanks!

    • Reply
      Yumna Jawad
      January 15, 2018 at 6:13 pm

      Hi Megan, Ahh, I caught you too late. The good thing is if you did 1 cup or 2 cups, it shouldn’t matter too much, but it should actually be 2 cups of water. If you used only 1 cup, the sauce was probably slightly thicker, but that’s no problem either. Hope you enjoyed it! I’ll update the written instructions on the blog. Thank you!

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    Munira
    January 13, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    I made the Vegan creamy tomato pasta today i love it so easy and yummy

    • Reply
      Yumna Jawad
      January 13, 2018 at 8:05 pm

      Thank you so much!! 🙂

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