Vegan Grilling Series Pt 3: Hummus Pasta Salad
Barbeques are known for mostly animal-based products, but here at Chitown Vegan, we are bringing you part three of our Vegan Grilling Series with delicious, easy vegan-friendly options just in time for outdoor grilling season! Part three is dedicated to this tantalizing pasta salad we made in under 20 minutes!
We are featuring Homegirls Hummus, a vegan, woman-owned hummus brand based in Los Angeles. You guys...THIS IS THE BEST HUMMUS I have ever had in my whole entire life. With that being said, I am going to need to see it in stores everywhere very soon. It is so flavorful and can easily eat it by the spoonful! It is highly addictive and once you taste it you may just turn your back on other hummus brands. There are three flavors of Homegirls Hummus: Prosperity (the flavor we are using for this recipe), Refresh, and Revolution. I have tried them all and they are all tantalizing but very different flavors. I recommend trying a sampler to try all three and find which one speaks to your taste buds the most!
This dish was light yet savory and oh-so-flavorful! For this recipe, I used the Prosperity flavor of Homegirls Hummus along with a few chopped veggies, rotini pasta and boom! A delicious, bbq-friendly side dish that is 100% vegan. Feel free to add more veggies or trade out some veggies based on your preference. Grape tomatoes and scallions could be added as well!
To get some Homegirls Hummus, you can order by contacting Niehla, the owner via:
1.5 cup of rotini (or similar) pasta
1.5-2 cups of Prosperity flavor Homegirls Hummus
1/2 cup of cucumber, diced
8-10 pitted kalamata olives *I sliced mine in halves
8-10 artichoke hearts, canned, drained* I sliced mine in halves
1 tsp of minced garlic
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tbsp sea salt
1 tsp italian seasoning
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
Optional: 1 tbsp of nutritional yeast, additional veggies like scallions, cherry tomatoes
Boil pasta as instructed on the type you use (I used a rontini that called for 12 min boil)
Prepare (drain/dice/slice) olives, cucumbers, artichoke hearts
Drain pasta and rinse with cold water
Transfer pasta into a serving bowl and mix in hummus, minced garlic, veggies, seasonings
Taste and more of seasonings if needed
Enjoy as a side to a veggie burger, grilled veggies or any spring/summer dishes!