This Lentil Pasta is made with simple ingredients like tahini, pasta, hummus, garlic and of course lentils. It comes together in under 20 minutes with ingredients that you might already have on hand and that the whole family will enjoy (aka picky kids and hubbies because it doesn’t taste vegan).

Lentils are one of my favorites and a staple that I always come back to.

My pantry is always full with them: budget friendly and of course always delicious like this Dal Makhani, my Instant Pot Dal, or the Mujadara recipe.

If you’re looking for more lentil recipes you can count on me. Just use the search bar and keep great things coming.

Ingredients needed to make this vegan Lentil Pasta recipe.

Step 1: Cooking the pasta.

Why you want to make this Lentil Pasta

All of this recipe is made with simple pantry staples so shopping isn’t absolutely necessary.

You can make an amazing meal which you don’t even need to plan because everything comes together straight from your kitchen. You can expect a meal that is:

  • beautifully and easy to make with step-by-step pictures
  • flexible with any pasta you like
  • hearty
  • filling
  • satisfying
  • budget friendly
  • creamy

Step 2: Frying onions and lentils.

Step 3: Mix with sauce, hummus.

What you need for this Lentil Pasta recipe

This recipe is as straightforward as it gets. Make sure you have the following ingredients ready to go:

  • pasta
  • reserved pasta water
  • lentils
  • olive oil
  • onions

 

  • garlic
  • Hummus
  • Tahini
  • cumin
  • smoked paprika
  • fresh parsley

Step 4: Combine all sauce ingredients.

Step 5: Combine with pasta.

How to make Lentil Pasta

Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Add a pinch of salt and cook your pasta according to the directions.

While the pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a sauce pan. When hot, add onion slices and garlic and fry both for around 5 minutes until fragrant.

Add now cooked lentils and fry for 5 minutes longer. Season with smoked paprika, cumin, tahini, salt and pepper, and give hummus to the mix.

Top view of the Lentil Pasta in a large pot.

When the pasta is done, drain but reserve 1 cup of pasta water for thinning the sauce later.

Return the cooked paste to the pot , mix in the hummus sauce from the sauce pan. If the sauce is too thick, give pasta water to the mix and keep stirring until you achieve the desired consistency. Add fresh parsley, serve finally on plates or in bowls.

My Lentil Pasta makes a great option for dinner, lunch, meal prep that everyone will come back for more. Even cold it is delicious. I’ve tried that, so it is absolutely flexible as a pasta salad. No need for reheating.

Closeup view of the pasta covered in creamy lentil sauce.

Pro tip and variation

Meal prep: If you like it cold you can go ahead and prepare everything in advance. It will last properly stored in the fridge for 5 days. You can easily double or triple all ingredients, if you want to.

Only recently I’ve tried this recipe also with red lentils as variation and it turned out really good. So for more variety I can recommend that for you too.

This Lentil Pasta is made out of pantry staples and budget friendly, rich in flavor, filling and has an amazing texture. A keeper that the whole family will come back to, even pickiest kids. #vegan #dairyfree #vegetarian #glutenfree #dinner #lunch #mealprep #20minutemeals #contentednesscooking #lentilpasta

If you try this Lentil Pasta, let me know with a tag on Instagram or Facebook.

Always amazing to see all your remakes.

Cheers, Florian.

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Top view of the Lentil Pasta in a large pot.

Lentil Pasta


  • Author:
    Contentedness Cooking

  • Prep Time:
    5

  • Cook Time:
    15

  • Total Time:
    20 minutes

  • Yield:
    4

  • Category:
    Lunch, Dinner

  • Method:
    Cooking

  • Cuisine:
    American, Italian

  • Diet:
    Vegan


Description

This Lentil Pasta is made with simple ingredients like tahini, pasta, hummus, garlic and of course lentils. It comes together in under 20 minutes with ingredients that you might already have on hand and that the whole family will enjoy (aka picky kids and hubbies because it doesn’t taste vegan).


Ingredients

  • 1 lb pasta, uncooked (use gf, if needed)
  • 1 cup pasta water reserved
  • 15 oz can lentils, drained
  • 1.5 cups onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbs smoked paprika
  • 2 Tbs cumin
  • 6 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 16 oz hummus, plain
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Add a pinch of salt and cook your pasta according to the directions.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a sauce pan. When hot, add onion slices and garlic and fry both for around 5 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add now cooked lentils and fry for 5 minutes longer. Season with smoked paprika, cumin, tahini, salt and pepper, and give hummus to the mix.
  4. When the pasta is done, drain but reserve 1 cup of pasta water for thinning the sauce later.
  5. Return the cooked paste to the pot , mix in the hummus sauce from the sauce pan. If the sauce is too thick, give pasta water to the mix and keep stirring until you achieve the desired consistency. Add fresh parsley, serve finally on plates or in bowls.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 cups
  • Calories: 293
  • Sugar: 1.2 g
  • Sodium: 251 mg
  • Fat: 4.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2.2 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 54.8 g
  • Fiber: 7.1 g
  • Protein: 14.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g

Keywords: Lentil pasta, pasta with lentil, vegan, lunch, dinner, vegetarian

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