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This dish started with a craving for the taste of charred vegetables, lemon and the fattiness of hummus. Weird, I know, but it turned out really well and I’ll definitely be making this again the next time I have a tub of hummus chillin’ in the back of the fridge that’s in danger of going slimy.

gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan

Hummus Pasta with Burnt Green Beans

1.5 cups pasta (I used a gluten-free rice/quinoa mix pasta)

1/4 cup reserved pasta water

1/4 cup hummus

1 lemon

1/2 cup fresh chopped parsley

4 cloves garlic in paper

250g green beans

1/4 cup nutritional yeast

Salt & pepper

A few spritzes oil

Preheat your oven to 220C/375F and prep a baking sheet with foil or a silicone liner.

Chop the green beans into bite-sized pieces and toss with a few spritzes oil + salt & pepper. Spread on the sheet in a single layer.

Chuck the garlic cloves (still in their paper) and the lemon (halved, cut side up) on the baking sheet and bake around 25 minutes, or until the green beans have started to burn in spots.

While the beans are working, cook the pasta according to directions. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of the liquid. Return to the warm pot.

Add the green beans when done. De-paper the garlic and squish if the cloves are squishable and chop if they’re crispy. Add to the pot. Squeeze the lemon into the mix (I used a chip clip to do so because the lemon was still really hot and my tongs were in the dishwasher). Add the nutritional yeast and hummus and toss, using the reserved pasta water to thin the mixture out if it looks too dry.

Season with salt & pepper.

To serve, spritz with a pump or two of oil to add a little more moisture.

Serves 2 for dinner