Hummus Pasta with Tahini Roasted Eggplant is a delicious yet quick and easy meal. This yummy plant based meal goes from kitchen to table in 35 minutes!
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A recipe that has pasta, hummus, and roasted eggplant. I should just stop typing because to me that’s excuse enough to make this recipe but I shall continue on!
Eggplants contain little nutritional value compared to other vegetables. However, they are one of the most versatile vegetables and are often a component of many popular dishes including Indian curries, Greek moussakas, Middle Eastern baba ganoush, and French ratatouille.
Chickpeas, on the other hand, are packed full of nutrition! A one ounce serving contains 46 calories, 8 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, 3 grams of protein, 12% of your daily folate, 4% of your daily iron, 5% of your daily copper, 5% of your daily phosphorous, and 14% of your daily manganese. They also have a low glycemic index which helps to regulate your blood sugar.
Chickpeas are also a source of saponins, which are plant compounds that may help prevent the development of certain cancers. Saponins have also been studied for their role in inhibiting tumor growth.
So besides being absolutely delish, Hummus Pasta with Tahini Roasted Eggplant is hearty and healthy!
Hummus Pasta with Tahini Roasted Eggplant
- Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
- Slice an eggplant in half lengthwise. Score half of the eggplant, cutting about 3/4 of the way through being mindful to not puncture the skin.
- Brush each half with olive oil and place scored side down on a non stick baking sheet. Place in the oven and cook for approximately 30 minutes.
- While eggplant is roasting, cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse.of your choice.
- In a bowl mix pasta with olive oil, tahini and hummus. Set Aside until eggplant is done roasting.
- Plate half an eggplant with a portion of hummus pasta. Drizzle tahini over roasted eggplant.
- You could easily double the eggplant (use 2 eggplants) but cook the same amount of pasta so it’d serve 4 instead of 2.
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