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Vegan Lemon Pasta with Basil

This is a vegan recipe.

My vegan daughter was very happy with this recipe, and in particular with the vegan Parmesan. It's also rather easy to make. I didn't use the optional mayo as my daughter didn't think it was necessary.


Vegan Lemon Pasta with Basil


  • 8 oz spaghetti
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup vegan Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup vegan mayo (optional)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup torn basil leaves


Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add pasta and boil until it's cooked to your preference.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl whisk together until creamy the lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, vegan Parmesan, mayo (if using) and the salt and pepper. Whisk in 1/4 cup of the water from the pasta.

Drain the pasta and add it to the bowl with the sauce. Mix to coat. Mix in the torn basil and serve.

Adapted from Vaishali's recipe at Holy Cow Vegan

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