To savour and to nourish – Hummus and Sweet Potato Alfredo Sauce Pasta!
Looking for a quick yet delicious dinner option? A mediterranean food fan? A healthy pasta recipe for your family? Whether the answer to these questions is yes or no, you are going to absolutely love this recipe that we are sharing by Chef Priya. A creamy and nutty pasta sauce that is full of flavours and beaming with nutrients! A sauce that is perfect blend of proteins, fiber, vitamins, minerals and is made from Sweet Potato, Hummus, Bell Peppers, and Broccoli. This recipe was originally published in Chef Priya’s web blog over here.
Let’s start with the health benefits of main ingredients!
Hummus is one of the yummiest and healthiest dips!
Hummus is a creamy and thick spread prepared from chickpeas, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, sea salt and tahini. It is one of the healthiest dips or sauces to have in your kitchen! It is an excellent source of protein for vegetarians, vegans and omnivores. Chickpeas fight against heart diseases and help in maintaining cholesterol levels and reduce hypertension. It removes toxins from the body. Olive oil reduces the inflammation.
Hummus also helps in digestion and is a rich source of iron, folate, phosphorus, and B vitamins. Its ingredients such as lemon juice and Tahini are also packed with tonnes of nutrients. While lemon juice contains a high level of immunity-boosting vitamin C and antioxidants, Tahini has high levels of copper, magnesium, zinc, iron, phosphorus and calcium. Additionally, Garlic contains many trace minerals, antioxidants, and vitamins. Learn here on how to prepare Hummus at home!
Sweet Potatoes are healthy, creamy, and nutritious!
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6. Additionally, they are a good source of potassium, dietary fiber, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and phosphorus.
Sweet Potatoes + Chickpea miso may help with your digestion.
Serves: 3-5 people
- 1 packet of pasta
- ½ cup of hummus
- 1 sweet potato, boiled
- 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes
- 3-4 cloves of garlic
- 6-7 almonds
- 1 tbsp. butter
- 1 cup broccoli, minced
- 2 bell peppers, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp. Italian seasonings
- 1-2 tsp. red pepper flakes
- Salt to taste
- Grated cheese as per requirement
- Milk (optional)
(to make it vegan, use nut milk & butter)
Method of preparation
Time of preparation: 20-25 minutes
- Cook the pasta as per the instructions on its packet
- In a food processor, add hummus, sweet potato, tomatoes, garlic, almonds and salt.
- Blitz to make a smooth and creamy sauce.
- Take a pan and melt some butter in it.
- Add broccoli and bell peppers. Saute for 7-8 minutes.
- Add hummus sauce and mix it all together.
(If you think that the sauce is too thick, add some milk)
- Cook for 4-5 minutes.
- Add grated cheese, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes and salt.
- When the sauce is done, add cooked pasta and serve.