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Lemon Pasta Recipe

This tangy and salty Lemon Pasta Recipe is an elegant family dinner. Its quick and easy vegan Italian dish that’s beautifully flavored.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword how to make lemon pasta, lemon pasta, lemon pasta recipe, vegan lemon pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 332kcal
Author Gunjan


  • 3 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk (tetra pack)
  • 3/4 tsp salt or as per taste
  • 1/2 tsp crushed black pepper
  • 3 cups cooked angle hair pasta


  • Fresh basil


  • Melt butter in a skillet at medium flame and add oregano and basil to it.
  • Then, add lemon juice, zest of lemon and nutritional yeast and saute for 20 seconds.
    saute other ingredients
  • Then, bring the flame to low-medium heat and pour in vegetable broth, milk, salt and pepper. Stir it nicely.
  • Lastly,toss in angle hair pasta. Give it one boil at high heat and turn it off.
    toss angle hair pasta in lemon butter sauce
  • Now, garnish with chopped fresh basil and serve immediately.


  • Variation: If you do not want coconut milk in then you can simple blend ¼ cup cashew nuts in ¾ cup water and use that instead in step 3.
  • This recipe tastes best with angel hair pasta but you can substitute thin spaghetti if desired.
  • How to measure pasta - A little less than ½ of 16 oz uncooked angle hair would give 3 cups cooked angel hair pasta.
  • Make sure to coconut milk that comes in tetra pack and not the canned coconut milk.
  • This recipe tastes best when served immediately.


Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 410mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 702IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg