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 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Diet: Vegan


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).



  • 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


  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.


  • 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