Hummus gives an almost creamy flavor to food without the use of any butter, cream, cheese, or animal-based ingredients. Thus, it also makes a great sauce for pasta.

For this hummus pasta recipe, I used fresh parsley and scallions (green onions) to flavor my basic homemade hummus and give the pasta a really nice fresh flavor.

So how to make it? Read on this post of Apronese to find out.

What to Serve with Parsley Scallion Hummus Pasta?

You can make your parsley scallion hummus pasta low cost. But if you want to take it further, this is a great base recipe for any variations.

  • Top it with some blistered tomatoes, feta cheese, or kalamata olives.
  • Add some grilled chicken or fried egg for a little extra protein.
  • Experiment with your favorite flavor of hummus.

Can I Use Store Bought Hummus?

Yes, you can definitely use that. Just be aware that it will drive up the cost of this recipe significantly.

You can use any flavor hummus that you prefer. You’ll need about 1.5-2 cups of hummus.

Parsley Scallion Hummus Pasta Recipe

Fresh parsley scallion hummus makes a wonderfully creamy vegan pasta sauce. Serve it as a side dish or as the base for a bigger bowl meal.

Author: Beth

Prep Time: 15 mins / Cook Time: 15 mins / Total Time: 30 mins

Servings: 4


  • 1 15oz. can chickpeas ($0.79)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil ($0.32)
  • 1 fresh lemon, or 1/4 cup juice ($0.79)
  • 1/4 cup tahini ($0.85)
  • 1 clove garlic, or 1/4 tsp garlic powder ($0.02)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin ($0.02)
  • 1/2 tsp salt ($0.02)
  • 2 scallions (green onions) ($0.17)
  • 1/4 bunch fresh parsley ($0.20)
  • 8 oz. pasta ($0.75)


  • Drain the chickpeas and add them to a food processor along with the olive oil, juice from the lemon (about 1/4 cup), tahini, garlic, cumin, and salt. Pulse the ingredients, adding a small amount of water if needed to keep it moving, until the hummus is smooth.
  • Slice the scallions (both white and green ends) and pull the parsley leaves from the stems. Add the green onion and parsley to the hummus in the food processor and process again until only small flecks of green remain. Taste the hummus and adjust the salt, lemon, or garlic if needed.
  • Cook 8oz. of your favorite pasta according to the package directions. Reserve one cup of the starchy cooking water, then drain the cooked pasta in a colander. Return the drained pasta to the pot with the heat turned off.
  • Add about 3/4 of the hummus to the pasta and stir until the pasta is evenly coated (add more hummus if needed). Add the reserved pasta water as needed to keep the mixture smooth and saucy. Serve immediately.


Serving: 1 Serving ・ Calories: 583.28 kcal ・ Carbohydrates: 70.98 g ・ Protein: 19.93 g ・ Fat: 25.4 g ・ Sodium: 649.88 mg ・ Fiber: 11.9 g

The nutritional values shown here are only estimates. Please see our nutrition disclaimer.

How to Make Hummus Pasta – Step-by-step Photos

Hummus Ingredients in a food processor

Step 1: Start by making a basic batch of hummus. I used my Homemade Hummus recipe, but increased the amount of olive oil.

Start by draining a 15oz. can of chickpeas and adding them to a food processor along with 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup lemon juice (fresh, if possible), 1/4 cup tahini, 1 clove garlic (or 1/4 tsp garlic powder), 1/4 tsp cumin, and 1/2 tsp salt.

Process these ingredients until smooth. You may have to add a couple tablespoons of water to help it move as you process.
Fresh parsley and sliced scallions
Step 2: Slice two green onions (both the white and green ends) and pull the leaves from a large handful of parsley.
Parsley Scallion Hummus blended in the food processor
Step 3: Add the parsley and scallions to the food processor with the hummus and process again.
Parsley Scallion Hummus on a spoon over the food processor
Step 4: Process until there are only small flecks of green. Taste the hummus and adjust the salt, lemon, or garlic if needed.
Cooked and drained Pasta in the pot
Step 5: Cook 8oz. of your favorite pasta shape according to the package directions. Save 1 cup of the cloudy, starchy pasta cooking water before you drain the pasta in a colander.

Return the drained pasta to the pot with the heat turned off.
Parsley Scallion Hummus stirred into the pasta, a wooden pasta fork in the pot
Step 6: Add the hummus to the pasta (start with about 3/4 of the batch and add more as needed) and stir to coat the pasta in the hummus.

Add some of the reserved pasta water to the pot to help keep the hummus smooth and saucy (the hot pasta will dry the hummus out a bit).

Then serve immediately!

You can garnish with some extra parsley and green onion, or add sautéed tomatoes, feta, olives, grilled chicken, a fried egg, or many other things.

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