Creamy houmous and chorizo pasta

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I’m all for quick and easy dinner ideas at the moment and this gluten free pasta recipe with houmous and chorizo is a great midweek meal idea.

I’ve seen people talk about using houmous as a pasta sauce but up until now have never tried it. Now I can’t believe I hadn’t had it before!

But with some added crispy chorizo, seared plum tomatoes and fresh spinach, plus a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, this gluten free pasta recipe is just fantastic!

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Houmous in gluten free pasta?

The houmous brings a real creaminess to the dish but it’s actually a pretty healthy addition – this dish is packed full of protein! 

 

Plus if you wanted to omit the chorizo, your pasta dish would even be completely vegan. 

In fact, I think the original idea of houmous as a pasta sauce came from the vegan movement.

It adds a kind of creamy texture and taste without the need for any dairy – though if you’re not vegan the chorizo just takes it to a whole new level.

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A quick gluten free pasta dish

This gluten free dinner will take less than 15 minutes to make so it’s perfect for a night when it’s too hot to cook, or you’re short on time.

What’s even better is this gluten free pasta recipe can also be eaten cold, though gluten free pasta tends to be best when eaten fresh and when still hot.

This makes it perfect for picnics as well as being served as part of a salad spread, party food buffet or as a gluten free BBQ side.

It’s a truly versatile dish and I think this gluten free pasta recipe is one which will be added to our weekly meal plan quite a lot!

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What ingredients do I need to make this pasta?

This gluten free pasta recipe with houmous only needs a few simple ingredients and most of them you’ll probably have in stock.

I used Tesco gluten free penne and conchiglie (shells) pasta mixed together as I a) like to live life on the edge and b) didn’t have enough of either on their own!

I think mixing up your pasta shapes makes it way more fun but of course, you can make this whichever pasta you like!

As well as 300g of gluten free pasta, to make this for two people you’ll need:

  • 100g diced chorizo
  • 1 pot (200g) houmous
  • 100g spinach
  • Handful plum tomatoes 
  • The juice of half a lemon
  • Salt and pepper

And that’s it! A super simple ingredients list and a gluten free pasta recipe that’s ready in less than 15 minutes! Keep scrolling for the full recipe…

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My gluten free pasta recipe

This gluten free pasta recipe with houmous makes enough for two people – so it’s easy to up-size or down-size the quantities depending on how many people you’re feeding.

You can also make this ahead of time and eat it cold, though I do find gluten free pasta works best when eaten hot and freshly cooked.

If you make this recipe and love it, please do let me know by tagging me on my Instagram or using #theglutenfreeblogger. I love seeing your bakes!

And please do leave a review to let others know you loved it too! It would mean the world to me. 

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Gluten free pasta with houmous and chorizo

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

This gluten free pasta recipe is a simple meal ready in less than 15 minutes! Simply cook up your pasta, make the sauce and mix. A really easy gluten free dinner idea.

Ingredients

  • 300g gluten free pasta
  • 100g diced chorizo
  • 1 pot (200g) houmous
  • 100g spinach
  • Handful plum tomatoes 
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil (for frying)

Instructions

  1. Boil a pan of water and cook the pasta as per the pack instructions.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, add a very small amount of olive oil to a frying pan and turn onto a medium heat. Add the diced chorizo and pan from for around 2-3 minutes until it starts to crisp.
  3. Chop the tomatoes in half and add them to the pan along with the spinach. Continue to fry for another 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently, until the spinach has wilted. Remove from the heat.
  4. Drain the pasta and add it to the pan with the chorizo and veg. Pour over the houmous and lemon juice and season generously with salt and pepper. Stir until mixed through and serve straight away.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 563Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 875mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 9gSugar: 16gProtein: 18g

More quick gluten free meal ideas

Need some more gluten free meal inspiration?

If you want to have a go at some of the other gluten free baking recipes on the blog, why not give some of these a try? They’re perfect for baking away all of your troubles.

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  1. July 9, 2020 / 21:16

    I have never thought of putting chorizo or humous in my pasta before! Now I have to do that:)

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