Wine + Hummus

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(You know, instead of wine + cheese?)


If you’re looking for a vegan alternative to cheese sauce on top, try hummus.  Seriously!  I’ve found the white bean-based hummuses (hummi?) works the best.


This pasta dish was very easy to make and fast, too.  And it got two thumbs up for the Husband!


In the mix:


  • Whole wheat spaghetti
  • Creamy white bean and basil hummus
  • Fresh basil, shredded
  • Steamed kale
  • Cherry tomatoes



So, somehow my work afternoon devolved to this:


If you didn’t already know, not only does wine cure writer’s block, but it also reduces knee pain.  ;)  It’s a miracle!


Half a raspberry bar, too.  I split it with the Husband.




  • julia April 8, 2011, 1:31 pm

    🙂 haha love it.
    I also once heard someone mispronouce it like hyoo-muhs that cracked me up as well

    • Hats @ See How She Runs April 8, 2011, 4:26 pm

      I hate it when people pronounce it hyoo-mus, like the soil! I don’t eat soil. I eat tasty, tasty HUM-MUS 😀

  • Julie (A Case of the Runs) April 8, 2011, 1:35 pm

    “Hummi” ha ha… sounds better than “hummuses.”

  • Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food April 8, 2011, 1:41 pm

    ohhh a big yum for the raspberry bar!

    so crumbly and delicious! 🙂

  • Rae April 8, 2011, 1:48 pm

    Cheers to wine reducing knee pain! Just do me a favor and dont test out your theory on the roads after a few glasses, mmm kay? 😀

    • Caitlin April 8, 2011, 1:54 pm

      That would probably increase general body and property damage pain.

      • Rae April 9, 2011, 8:58 am

        I did mean running on the roads, I hope you know 🙂 But yes, definitely would increase body damage! Feel better soon!!

        • Caitlin April 9, 2011, 10:22 am

          hahahah both work.

  • Lauren C. @ FocusedToBeFit April 8, 2011, 1:48 pm

    Oh man, I could use some of that right now! Looks so good! Have a good weekend. 🙂

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday April 8, 2011, 2:01 pm

    Sounds good, but can you really call it hummus if it’s not made with chickpeas? Otherwise it’s just bean dip.

  • Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun April 8, 2011, 2:01 pm

    That white bean and basil hummus is my favorite. Never thought to use it as the “sauce” for a pasta though. Great idea!

  • Freya April 8, 2011, 2:02 pm

    I am forever wondering the plural of things like hummus..I like hummi, i think that should be official!

  • Marisa April 8, 2011, 2:05 pm

    You have to try New Age over ice with a healthy squeeze of lime. It’s summer in a glass.

    • Mellissa April 8, 2011, 2:46 pm

      That sounds amazing! I have a bottle of this at home right now 🙂 I may try that tonight.

    • Caitlin April 9, 2011, 10:23 am

      The bar nicknamed it “cougar crack” Fun fact.

  • Emily G. April 8, 2011, 2:08 pm

    Oh, I love New Age. That was the first wine I started drinking (bc it was sweeter than most) and I just can’t let go of it! I have about 3 bottles at the house! 🙂

    And I’ll have to try the hummus/pasta combo. I have some roasted red pepper hummus and I bet it would be delicious!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels April 8, 2011, 2:17 pm

    I LOVE humus on pasta – so gooooood

    yeah what is the plural of hummus?

    And further more do you think beer would reduce the tendonitis-like pain in my arm like said wine and knee pain 😉 hahaha

  • Erin April 8, 2011, 2:21 pm

    I have a question for you about bare minerals. What kind did you get (matte?)? Did you get the starter kit? Also, does it cover breakouts? Does it cause breakouts? Thanks! =D

    • Caitlin April 9, 2011, 10:25 am

      I got the original starter kit and yes – it does! you use the smaller concealer brush with the foundation to cover up blemishes – and I wouldn’t use anyting that caused me to break out ever!

      • Erin April 9, 2011, 12:08 pm

        Thank you!!

  • Lauren @ LaDolcePita April 8, 2011, 2:23 pm

    Did you use the Trader Joe’s white bean hummus? Because that stuff is so good it makes me weep. Ain’t nothin wrong with some afternoon white wine!! 🙂

    • Caitlin April 9, 2011, 10:26 am

      Yes – so good!

  • Sarah for Real April 8, 2011, 2:26 pm

    Good to know about the wine cure Caitlin! I will test this prescription on myself immediately. Well… I’m west coast so it’s not even noon yet. I will test it tonight!

  • monicanelsonfitness April 8, 2011, 2:27 pm

    Hi! I can’t keep up wiht all your posts Lady!

    Yes, big shock on Americal Idol. wow right!

    I love Hummus on everything,what a great pasta dish and white bean hummus, delic.

    That rapsberry bar is out of this world- yumm and I hope it tastes as good as it looks.

    Wine is meant for drinking! Have a great day. 🙂

  • Christine @ Burning It Off April 8, 2011, 2:33 pm

    I’m a firm believer that a glass of wine can cure anything 😛 I always use hummus as a substitute for mayo or creamy vegetable dips, but never thought about using it for a pasta sauce… looks yummy!

  • Julie @ Shining From Within April 8, 2011, 2:34 pm

    I almost picked up that hummus at TJ’s the other day! Lol at hummi 😀

  • Johanna B April 8, 2011, 2:41 pm

    Keep the wine – I want the raspberry bar.

    • Baking 'n' Books April 8, 2011, 2:44 pm

      Ditto! Is there a recipe behind that??

  • Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher April 8, 2011, 2:42 pm

    hmmmm hummus on pasta: would have never thought!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 8, 2011, 2:43 pm

    hummi for sure 😉 And I am SO going to steal this idea-0–love it!!!

  • Halley (Blunder Construction) April 8, 2011, 2:43 pm

    Yum… I haven’t tried hummus as a sauce yet, but it sounds good. I’ve made Angela’s avocado cream sauce before as a substitute for al fredo and it was awesome!

  • Mellissa April 8, 2011, 2:45 pm

    New Age is one of my favorite wines and I am not even a white wine drinker!

  • Shannon April 8, 2011, 3:05 pm

    I love hummus. I recently cut out all dairy from my diet and was trying to find something to put on my pasta. Now I can combine my love of hummus and love of pasta 🙂

  • gabriella @ embracement April 8, 2011, 3:21 pm

    I love hummi. Hummus on anything, dessert hummi make my life even that much better.

  • Teacherwoman April 8, 2011, 3:21 pm

    Sounds like a great cure for writer’s block and knee pain! Love it!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope April 8, 2011, 3:36 pm

    What a neat idea! I’ve never even thought of hummus in pasta before.

    Miracle cure… love it! 😉

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 8, 2011, 3:38 pm

    I love using hummus for pasta sauce – it’s my favorite!

  • Sarah @ The Pajama Chef April 8, 2011, 3:39 pm

    those raspberry bars look like ones i make! yum! i want one now 🙂

  • Jolene ( April 8, 2011, 4:00 pm

    I need to try some wine next time I have a paper to write for grad school 🙂

  • Caroline April 8, 2011, 4:01 pm

    That raspberry bar looks divine! Don’t worry, wine cures most problems 🙂

  • Stace April 8, 2011, 4:04 pm

    I have found that wine cures alot of things… I have also sworn my roommates to lock me up if I ever try blogging after too much of it otherwise I will be telling everyone in the world how much I love them.

  • Lucy @ The Sweet Touch April 8, 2011, 4:04 pm

    Girl, where that raspberry bar come from?!

    That looks gooooood, and wine too – T to the GIF!!!

    • Caitlin April 9, 2011, 10:28 am

      It was from FABO cafe so not an original recipe!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) April 8, 2011, 4:07 pm

    Hummus does make an amazing alternative to cheese sometimes!

  • chelsea April 8, 2011, 4:18 pm

    Hummus and wine….sounds like a perfect lunch to me 🙂 it’s 5 o’clock somewhere right?!!

  • Hats @ See How She Runs April 8, 2011, 4:28 pm

    I haven’t tried hummus on pasta before (Why? Am I crazy?) but I’ve tried it spread on pizza. Yum!

  • Abby April 8, 2011, 4:32 pm

    Hummus as a pasta sauce…yum! Hummus and wine…double yum! 🙂 Hope you’re having a great afternoon!

  • betty@runbetty April 8, 2011, 5:17 pm

    Yum – that raspberry bar looks SO good. Those wouldn’t stand a chance in my house!

  • Ellie@fitforthesoul April 8, 2011, 5:23 pm

    oOOoo the other day I mixed the white bean basil hummus with pasta and it was delicious! almost like the real deal but quick for when you’re in a hurry hehe.

  • Amanda April 8, 2011, 6:03 pm

    I love New Age! Kind of fizzy, right? I am a big champagne fan, so anything with bubbles I love! Also, a great dessert is sparkling wine with berries in it, like raspberries, gooseberries, and whatever else you might like. Very summery!

    • Caitlin April 9, 2011, 10:29 am

      Cougar Crack!

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) April 8, 2011, 6:14 pm

    Wine cures anything. 😉

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 8, 2011, 6:53 pm

    I love having hummus on pasta too! Especially with some Dijon and a squeeze of lemon.

  • Keri April 8, 2011, 7:19 pm

    I love it! My best friend Marci and I also think wine enhances ones online shopping abilities. I’d say you did some fine work 🙂

    Also, I love putting hummus on my pasta! It adds a little protein for vegetarians. Glad I’m not the only one.

  • Kim Merselis April 8, 2011, 7:41 pm

    NEW AGE!! That’s a great wine with some ice and twist of lime. Usually a red wine person but this hits the spot!

  • Laura April 8, 2011, 8:15 pm

    That pasta looks so yummy! I’ll have to try using hummus as a sauce, especially since I want to reduce my dairy intake. Thanks for the suggestion!

  • Brenda@Year25 April 8, 2011, 8:58 pm

    Hummus seems like a great alternative. I’ve never heated hummus though, so I wonder: How does it do on left overs? Does it taste funky heated up?

    • Caitlin April 9, 2011, 10:31 am

      I have never had leftovers to speak of 😉 I think it would reheat fine though

    • Caitlin April 9, 2011, 10:31 am

      I have never had leftovers to speak of 😉 I think it would reheat fine though

  • Jamie@everydaydolce April 8, 2011, 9:06 pm

    That raspberry bar looks delish! Good for you for enjoying a drink on a Friday night…don’t let your knee pain keep you from being you 😉

  • Jessica @ Healthy Dairyland April 8, 2011, 9:57 pm

    I love New Age wine! In college my roommates and I would drink a bottle while watching Grey’s. Good stuff!

  • Jessica @ Healthy Dairyland April 8, 2011, 9:57 pm

    I love New Age wine! In college my roommates and I would drink a bottle while watching Grey’s. Good stuff!

  • Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out April 8, 2011, 10:37 pm

    Eek! Hummus on pasta. You are my new hero!!!

  • Candace (inFITation) April 8, 2011, 11:39 pm

    I agree with you about vino & knee pain. Me & my taped up knee are having a glass right now!

  • Khushboo April 8, 2011, 11:48 pm

    Houmous is the best…on anything! Even a ripe avocado is a great alternative to creamy pasta sauce!

  • Kiran April 9, 2011, 12:18 am

    Never thought of adding hummus to get a creamier consistency in a pasta dish.

  • Miranda @ Living One Bite at a Time April 9, 2011, 1:24 am

    Is that raspberry bar homemade? Recipe… please please?!?! It’s looks insanely yummy.

    • Caitlin April 9, 2011, 10:31 am

      It was from the coffee shop!

  • Elise April 9, 2011, 6:07 am

    I’m definitely going to have to try the white bean hummus deal.

    And New Age…brings back great memories. Was one of the first wines I had post-21 back in the day. Brings back good memories 🙂 Glad you enjoyed some…to take away your knee pain 😉

  • Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) April 9, 2011, 7:05 am

    Awesome lunch! I love using fresh tomatoes like that. 😀

    Have a HAPPY weekend! 😀

  • olivewineandfood April 9, 2011, 9:50 am

    i love the idea of hummus on pasta, and i love that flavor as well. i just might have to make something like this for dinner! i’ve sauteed mushrooms and artichokes and smothered in spicy hummus before, it was delish!

  • Katie April 9, 2011, 10:58 am

    thats my favorite wine!

    it’s served best over ice with a lime…mmmm so refreshing

  • Amber K April 9, 2011, 11:07 am

    Trying a hummus sauce sounds amazingly delicious!

  • Laura April 9, 2011, 11:10 am

    New age is a wine from Argentina! Like me!
    Been drinking it for a long time, it’s great.

  • Andreea @ Journey To USA April 9, 2011, 11:10 am

    I don’t know if it cure writer’s block, but for me a few sipps of any kind of wine is enough to take me in Wonder Land.

    The next moment, I find myself chating with a penn like it’s my best friend.

    So I keep myself outside of this game and wait the invention of non alcoholic wine 🙂

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