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

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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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 163kcal
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

  • 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.
  • Add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, pasta water, basil, salt and pepper. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Uncover and stir in the hummus and add a pinch of sugar. Simmer the sauce for 5 minutes until the hummus becomes well incorporated.
  • Add more water to adjust the sauce to desired consistency.
  • Serve with pasta of choice with additional fresh basil as garnish.

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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

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 526mg | Potassium: 620mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 760IU | Vitamin C: 16.7mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2.6mg