Easy pasta salad made in 1-bowl with your favorite hummus, legume pasta, kalamata olives, cherry tomato, and cucumber. Perfect for a cookout main or side!
Did I ever tell you guys about the time I chipped my tooth on a black olive?
Seated at the restaurant in Colorado, I remember I was *starving*, like, way past the point of hangry.
I was in Colorado for a family wedding, and with that came a family schedule, and not lots of time for finding plants to eat.
So I was super excited super excited to find some plant-based options on the menu.
I went all out and ordered a wrap with allllll of the mediterranean inspired fixings.
Naturally, when the wrap arrived, I took a giant half-moon bite and chewed aggressively.
Guys, I thought I lost my tooth.
Pain shot up through my jaw, juxtaposing against the salty satisfaction olives and hummus on my tastebuds.
When I finally spit out the offending mouthful (sorry, TMI), I found the perpetrator.
Those darn black olives weren’t pitted.
I reluctantly returned the food to the waitress, explaining the issue to prevent future guests from their own emergency dentist visits.
When I made it back to Virginia and finally saw a dentist, they confirmed that the olive pit had slightly chipped my incisor.
Ever since then I *never* bite into my olive whole, regardless of whether the jar says “pitted” or not…just in case.
So on that note…how about an easy pasta salad with olives for Memorial Day weekend?
This 1-Bowl Hummus Pasta Salad is easy to mix up with pantry-friendly ingredients and is so delish and simple it’ll chip away at your heart but never your teeth!