Mediterranean Pasta Salad


You might not think to use hummus as a pasta sauce, but the creamy dip makes the perfect backdrop to the bold flavors of this healthy Mediterranean-inspired pasta salad.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 3/4 cups


  • 2 tablespoons plain hummus

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ cup chopped red bell pepper

  • ½ cup canned quartered artichoke hearts, drained and cut in half

  • 1 cup lightly packed baby kale

  • 4 pitted Kalamata olives, roughly chopped

  • 1 (3 ounce) can no-salt-added light tuna in water, drained

  • ½ cup cooked farfalle, preferably whole-wheat

  • 1 tablespoon crumbled feta cheese

  • 1 tablespoon toasted chopped walnuts

  • 1 tablespoon Juice from 1/4 lemon


  1. Whisk hummus and water in a small bowl. Set aside.

  2. Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper; cook for 1 minute. Add artichoke hearts, kale, and olives. Gently stir in tuna, trying not to not break up large pieces; cook until the tuna is warmed, about 1 minute more. Stir in pasta. Remove from heat and toss with the hummus sauce. Top with feta and walnuts and drizzle with lemon juice, if desired.


To make ahead: Cook pasta up to 1 day ahead and refrigerate.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

506 Calories
25g Fat
38g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 506
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 33g 67%
Total Fat 25g 31%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Vitamin A 3091IU 62%
Vitamin C 75mg 83%
Folate 164mcg 41%
Sodium 747mg 32%
Calcium 102mg 8%
Iron 4mg 20%
Magnesium 98mg 23%
Potassium 540mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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