Creamy Mediterranean Pasta {GF, DF}

Creamy Mediterranean Pasta is a quick, easy and healthy dish that incorporates the deliciously earthy flavors of roasted peppers, cherry tomatoes, basil and…surprise – hummus!

Creamy Mediterranean Pasta with chickpea/lentil pasta

So, I like cooking, but I also really like simplicity.  I know I have said this time and again on the blog, but I am no Martha Stewart when it comes to the kitchen.  I am also such a creature of habit and have the same ingredients on hand at all times.  Does anyone else find they will eat the same thing over and over for weeks and one day just get so sick of it?  That is me to a T! So the other week I was brainstorming ways to get creative with some of my favorite flavors, which fall under the Mediterranean category and this beautiful recipe was born!

Mediterranean Pasta Recipe with roasted veggies and hummus

 

Like I said, I am no Martha Stewart but I sometimes have a stroke of genius in moments of despair, like trying to figure out what to eat even with a fridge full of food! I often crave delicious carbs, but I don’t love the way I feel after eating some of the gluten-free pastas out there.  My favorite brand is Chickapea Pasta because not only is it gluten-free naturally, but there are 23G of protein per box and it’s only made with two ingredients: organic chickpeas and lentils.  Now that’s a superfood pasta I can get behind.

Creamy Mediterranean Pasta with Chickapea!

 

So, I made a fun little video showing the “how-to” in recreating this super simple Creamy Mediterranean Pasta that is gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and full of flavor! Seriously, my reaction in the video says it all!  See below for the full recipe also!

Thanks to Rachael of Gluten Freedom Inc. for this easy and unique recipe with all the flavors of delicious comfort food!  You can find more of Rachael’s recipes on her Instagram and Facebook feeds.

Loving Mediterranean pasta flavors?  Try these other Chickapea recipes:

5 from 11 votes
Creamy Mediterranean Pasta
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Creamy Mediterranean Pasta is a quick, easy and healthy dish that incorporates the deliciously earthy flavors of roasted peppers, cherry tomatoes, basil and...suprise - hummus!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Mediterranean Pasta
Servings: 4
Author: Rachael Hunt
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces Chickapea pasta, penne
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 orange pepper, quartered
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, diced
  • 2 cups spinach, packed
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup plain hummus
  • salt & pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and add tomatoes, red onion, and orange pepper with olive oil, salt & pepper. Roast for 15 minutes.

  2. While the veg is roasting, bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add in Chickapea pasta and cook as per box instructions.

  3. Remove pan from oven and dice red onion and pepper into smaller pieces. Add to a separate pan with olives, spinach, pasta, fresh basil & hummus. Over medium heat stir consistently until pasta is fully coated with hummus and creamy!

  4. Add in tomatoes and basil. Season with more salt & pepper, if needed.

    Enjoy!

 

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21 Comments
  • Trish
    Posted at 13:07h, 16 August Reply

    Love all the veggies loaded into this healthy pasta dish!

  • Dana
    Posted at 09:15h, 16 August Reply

    This is such a fantastic idea. SO. MUCH. PROTEIN. I can see this being a regular post-workout lunch option! So excited to bring this into my rotation.

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 09:17h, 16 August Reply

      So glad you like it, Dana. Post=workout sounds perfect!

  • Regina
    Posted at 00:35h, 16 August Reply

    LOVE how with Chickapea I can combine just my favorite summer vegetables with pasta and have a nicely balanced, protein-rich meal

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 09:16h, 16 August Reply

      We love to hear that, Regina! We’re all about ensuring that families eat healthy without all the fuss.

  • Izzy @ She Likes Food
    Posted at 17:27h, 15 August Reply

    Such a great recipe and video! I love how quick and easy this recipe is and I really love the hummus in there! Such great flavors and so much protein!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 09:18h, 16 August Reply

      We love the video too, Izzy! It’s especially helpful for new cooks!

  • Lauren Kirchmaier
    Posted at 16:49h, 15 August Reply

    How delicious!!! Packed with so much flavor without a hefty recipe! Love it!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 09:20h, 16 August Reply

      Have to love quick, easy and healthy, Lauren!

  • Sarah
    Posted at 08:11h, 15 August Reply

    Love the added hummus – packs in even more protein to an already protein rich pasta! Can’t wait to try it!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 09:24h, 16 August Reply

      We love the addition of hummus too, Sarah.

  • Natasha
    Posted at 22:27h, 14 August Reply

    This looks awesome! Love how healthy, fresh, and protein-packed it is.

  • Sarah Kesseli
    Posted at 20:12h, 14 August Reply

    Chickpeas on chickpeas! it doesn’t get better than veggie packed protein!

  • Kristen
    Posted at 19:25h, 14 August Reply

    I love this recipe! I’ve never thought of putting hummus in pasta before and it really works!

  • Erin @ The Almond Eater
    Posted at 17:45h, 14 August Reply

    I’m loving the hummus in this pasta recipe!

  • Tania Sheff
    Posted at 16:56h, 14 August Reply

    Simply delicious! Tasty, healthy and easy! I am adding this to my MUST TRY list!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 17:45h, 14 August Reply

      I hope you’ll let us know what you think, Tania 🙂

  • Marcie Bidou
    Posted at 16:28h, 14 August Reply

    I love the short ingredient list — this is the perfect healthy weeknight dinner!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 17:45h, 14 August Reply

      We all need those quick weeknight meals, Marcie. Summer’s almost over!

  • Michelle Higgins
    Posted at 15:50h, 14 August Reply

    Looks amazing!! Love how versatile this delicious pasta is! ❤️❤️

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 16:12h, 14 August Reply

      It sure is, Michelle! It’s got the perfect flavor and texture to go with so many different ingredients! 🙂

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