Balsamic Caramelized Onion Hummus Pasta
I found a caramelized onion hummus at Aldi (swipe to see it) and couldn’t resist buying it. I’ve seen people use hummus as a pasta sauce, so thought it would be a good flavor to try it out. While I was trying new things, I figured I’d try a chickpea pasta for the first time to up the protein. The chickpea pasta was decent…a little more dense than normal pasta. I hear there are some great brands and some not so great, so if you have a favorite, please let me know! The hummus is soo good as a dip, but once mixed with the pasta, it wasn’t flavorful enough on its own to impress as a pasta sauce, but after adding some balsamic, it was really good!
-1c cooked pasta (I used chickpea pasta)
-Approx. 1/3c each sliced red onion, roughly chopped mushrooms, and fresh spinach
-1 clove garlic, minced
-1tbsp diced sundried tomatoes
-1/2c caramelized onion hummus
-Approx. 1/4-1/2c reserved pasta water
-2tbsp balsamic vinegar
-Salt and pepper, to taste
*Sauté onion and mushroom for about 5 minutes until softened. Add in sundried tomatoes and garlic and cook another minute. Add in spinach and cook until starting to wilt. Add in pasta, hummus, and as much pasta water as needed to thin the hummus so it can mix in well. I tasted and thought it was missing something, so I added some balsamic, but other hummus might be great as is. I’m sure adding other fun seasonings would work too.