This simple hummus pasta salad is a quick & easy go-to for those crazy days – and the perfect tasty addition to your vegan lunch box.
From the years that I have worked in offices around London I know the issue too well: running out of tasty vegan lunch ideas and getting stuck eating the same dishes on repeat – and it gets especially tricky, when there’s no microwave in the office kitchen.
So I decided to help out and come up with a few delicious vegan recipes, that are:
- 100% vegan
- quick & easy to prepare (cause who really has the time, right?)
- delicious & tasty
- using only a few ingredients
- fool proof
In addition, this simple hummus pasta salad is also high in protein, as I have swapped out the standard wheat pasta with Edamame & Mung Bean Fettuccine. It also cooks perfectly within just 5 minutes, so it’s the perfect, healthy option for when you time have time to faff around in the kitchen for long.
In this recipe I am using 3 key ingredients: the pasta, hummus (this can be homemade or store bought, though homemade is preferred as you’ll know exactly how much of what goes into it) and rocket salad, which adds a nice pepper-y flavour as well as micronutrients to this dish and makes it instantly more filling.
If you’d like to add even more protein to the dish, or simply want to increase the portion size, edamame beans, tofu or tempeh cubes would be suitable companions to this recipe – but of course, feel free to experiment with what you enjoy most. And if you find any tasty combinations, don’t hesitate to share them with me (always up for trying new combos!)
Delicious & simple hummus pasta salad – vegan, high in protein and the perfect addition to your vegan lunch box as it does not need to be re-heated.
- 50g Edamame Bean Pasta (I used Explore Cuisine Edamame Fettuccine)
- a handful of rocket salad
- 2 Tbsp hummus, homemade or store bought
- salt, pepper to taste
- Prepare the pasta according to packaging instructions.
- Rinse the pasta under cold water and let it drain for 2-3 minutes.
- Add the pasta to a large mixing bowl, then add in the hummus and rocket salad and combine.
- Season to taste with salt & pepper and keep in the fridge over night or serve right away.
This dish is high in protein as I’ve used Edamame Bean Fettuccine – but if you don’t have this type of pasta to hand, you can also swap it out for any other type. Just bear in mind that the nutritional value of the dish will be different.
If you like to add even more vegan protein to this simple hummus pasta salad, edamame beans, tofu or tempeh would make the perfect combination.
- Serving Size: 1 portion
- Calories: 255
- Sugar: 4.22
- Sodium: 577
- Fat: 9
- Saturated Fat: 1.07
- Unsaturated Fat: 4.4
- Carbohydrates: 23.8
- Fiber: 17.02
- Protein: 25.1
- Cholesterol: 0
Keywords: hummus pasta, vegan protein, vegan high protein meals, vegan hummus pasta
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