Pesto Hummus Pasta Salad

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Though burgers and brats are traditional tailgating fare, sometimes you need to mix things up when preparing that game day spread. This pesto hummus pasta salad offers a vegan, optionally gluten-free, healthier dish for everyone to indulge in.

Pesto Hummus Pasta Salad - perfect tailgating fare or for lunchboxes! Recipe is vegan, optionally gluten-free, and nut-free.

For a lighter afternoon, this pesto hummus pasta salad can stand alone as a meal, but it’s also a great accompaniment to whatever you may be preparing on the grill. And of course, any leftovers are perfect for packing along to work or school for a Meatless Monday lunch! The recipe and photos were shared with us by Sabra and I couldn’t resist passing this deliciousness on.

Pesto Hummus Pasta Salad - perfect tailgating fare or for lunchboxes! Recipe is vegan, optionally gluten-free, and nut-free.

Special Diet Notes: Pesto Hummus Pasta Salad

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, optionally gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian.

Note that Sabra does use soybean oil. For soy-free hummus pasta salad, you will need to use another brand. See the intro in the recipe for tips.

Basil Pesto Hummus Pasta Salad
 
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If you can't locate the basil pesto version of hummus, use regular hummus and add fresh chopped spinach, parsley and basil to the mix!
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Serves: 4 to 6 servings
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  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the pasta cooking water.
  2. In a big bowl, toss the vegetables (olives through chives) with the hummus. Add the pasta and pasta water, stir to combine. Sprinkle with black pepper, to taste. Taste, and adjust seasonings, if desired.
  3. Serve at room temperature, drizzle each portion with splash of olive oil and sprinkle fennel fronds overtop.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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