Easy Veggie Noodle Salad with Hummus

Hi there! It's been a while, I know.
These last two weeks have been an absolute blur of working days, cookie orders through the night, (much dreaded) 4th grade math homework (bleh!!), ballet classes, and the husband being out of town and then on mandatory overtime at work when he is home.

It's quite fair to say I've been stretched a bit thin at times.  


Hectic weeks, like the previous two, are when I rely heavily on semi-homemade meals the most. Keeping a good stock of quality, store-bought ingredients really helps us to keep our goal of staying away from fast food. Trust me y'all, that bucket of chicken was calling my name a few times recently, but I (oh Lordy!) didn't answer! 
I think I've mentioned that we keep premade hummus around regularly for snacking. It's one of those all-important, simple appetizers we use to keep the peace while the kids wait for dinner to be ready on weeknights. However, in this recipe, hummus is one of the stars of the dish, not just an appetizer.
 
 
I first saw a noodle salad using hummus as a sauce in a Better Homes and Garden magazine sometime last year and I completely fell in love with the concept. The original recipe I saw used Soba noodles, but those are not easy to come by in my neck of the woods. So, spaghetti noodles are what I've been using and it works out just fine. 
This easy veggie noodle salad made with hummus has become one of my absolute favorite, quick dinner solutions.


It's light, healthy and crazy versatile. Most importantly, it's also super-duper delicious!
I'll post other varieties of this simple supper as I make them. I've got a few variations in mind that I can't wait to try. But, in the meantime, I hope this modest dish will save you some time too!

yield: 3 servingsprint recipe

Easy Veggie Noodle Salad with Hummus

prep time: 25 MINScook time: 15 MINStotal time: 40 mins
This easy noodle salad is a time-saving recipe using store-bought hummus as a sauce. It's a light, healthy and tasty anytime meal!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 oz spaghetti noodles
  • 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, rinsed and halved
  • 1/4 cup sweet onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced (I used Baby Bellas)
  • 1/2 of a medium zucchini, halved and sliced
  • 1/2- 3/4 cup of purple cabbage, shredded or sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 oz premade hummus (I used hummus flavored with roasted red peppers, but any variety will do)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Feta cheese
  • salt and pepper

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Cook spaghetti noodles according to package directions, drain and transfer to a large mixing bowl and set it aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add all vegetables, except the cabbage, and saute for about 5 minutes or until tender. Remove the pan from the heat. Lightly season the cooked vegetables with salt and pepper.
  3. Mix hummus into the prepared noodles and then fold in warm, cooked veggies. (this will take a bit of patience to get it all incorporated!).
  4. Finally mix in the shredded cabbage and crumbled Feta. Transfer to individual serving bowls and enjoy!
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18 comments

  1. What a fabulous quick meal Marcelle, I can always use a few more good recipes like this for those nights I'm tempted to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Love all the veggies you added. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Easter holiday.

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  2. I love the idea of using hummus as the sauce. This is a wonderfully delicious and comforting lunch.

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  3. Such a great and healthy idea, Marcelle!

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  4. Wonderful idea and I'll bet it is very delicious! Hope you get a needed break soon, Marcelle :)

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  5. Life can be very stressful and demanding. Using hummus as a sauce would be a healthy ( and tasty too) alternative to cream sauces, Really like this idea.

    Velva

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  6. This sounds great, and so healthy. Anything that keeps us away from fast food is a good thing, especially when the result is so tasty!

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  7. what a unique salad! i've never used hummus in this way but it's a wonderful idea, especially for those occasions when we're low on time and energy!

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  8. Looks delicious!! I love hummus and zucchini is my favorite veggie. Definitely will be trying this :)

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  9. This sounds wonderful! Much, much better than math homework. :-) Good stuff -- thanks.

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    1. Ugh, I agree, John...it WAY better than math homework! Thank you :)

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