You won’t believe how quickly this spicy chipotle hummus pasta comes together! Saute the chicken and vegetables while the pasta cooks and you’ll have dinner on the table in about a half an hour.
Have you ever cooked with hummus? We eat it all the time, but almost exclusively as a snack – set me up next to a pool with a tub of hummus and some pretzels and I’m good for hours. From time to time I’ll also use it on a sandwich or in my favorite no-mayo potato salad, but other than that I haven’t really branched out in terms of using it as an ingredient in recipes.
How to make spicy hummus pasta
I created this spicy hummus pasta for National Hummus Day and I’m so excited to share it with you! I came up with the idea a few weeks ago, and it’s ridiculously good.
I thought I was taking a risk using hummus as pasta sauce, but I really had nothing to worry about. It turns out hummus adds the perfect touch of rich, creamy flavor to your pasta. This pasta recipe reminds me of a classic Cajun Alfredo – without any cream. It’s dairy-free and packed with protein!
I used Sabra’s chipotle hummus and we loved the way it came out. The chipotle peppers give the recipe a great, spicy kick! Since most of the flavor in the dish comes from the hummus, it’s infinitely adaptable. Swap the chipotle hummus for supremely spicy (another one of my favorites), jalapeno, or even take the recipe in a totally different direction with basil pesto hummus. You can also swap out the chicken for shrimp. Whatever you do, make plenty because you’ll definitely be excited for leftovers.
I created this recipe for my client, Sabra. As a Sabra Tastemaker, I’ll be sharing recipes featuring hummus throughout the year. As always, thank you for supporting the brands that keep me inspired in the kitchen!