Creamy lemon pasta with roasted asparagus is here to satisfy all of your comfort food needs! The zesty sauce is 100% plant-based and pairs perfectly with your favorite choice of pasta. It’s the perfect weeknight meal to make in under 40 minutes.
I’ve been seeing a lot of lemon pasta (or Pasta al Limone) recipes on Instagram lately, and thought I’d give the lemony pasta idea a little ‘something nutritious’ spin.
This easy to make, plant-based dish is packed with fresh lemony flavor in a creamy sauce made from almond milk, pasta water, nutritional yeast, and lemon juice.
Serve it with roasted asparagus for some added greens. It’s the perfect weeknight meal to satisfy your comfort food cravings.
This dish is so flavorful and easy to make. You’ll need just a few ingredients, and can customize it to your liking.
Ingredients for vegan lemon pasta
Pasta of choice– I used a brown rice penne for this, but you can substitute your favorite pasta
Unsweetened plant-based milk– almond is typically my go-to milk of choice. Any unsweetened, unflavored plant-based milk would work well
Lemon juice– I use fresh lemon juice for the sauce, and lemon zest to top my dish off for some added flavor
Nutritional yeast- this adds a delicious, vegan cheesy flavor!
Garlic– freshly minced garlic is ideal for the best flavor
Spices– salt, pepper and red pepper flakes are all you’ll need to season this dish
Tapioca flour– I mixed the tapioca flour with water to create a slurry. This helps thicken the sauce to get that rich, creamy texture
Asparagus– for some added veggies
I like to roast the asparagus first before preparing the rest of the dish to save some time. It’s seasoned lightly with salt and pepper, and adds delicious texture and flavor to this dish.
If you wanted to add more protein to this meal, you can use your favorite bean-based pasta like chickpea or lentil.
Which ever pasta you choose, I recommend cooking it al dente so that it doesn’t overcook in the sauce!
I love to serve this dish warm with a sprinkle of nutritional yeast and lemon zest. It’s quick, simple, and will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Serve it as is or with your favorite protein. It’s such a delicious meal that’s bursting with flavor!