This vegan creamy lemon pasta is going to blow your mind. Vegan creamy pasta is such a comfort food, but some creamy sauces are so complicated. This pasta is made creamy with a really easy secret ingredient: hummus! Now your dairy-free dinner meal prep doesn’t need to be difficult at all.
I mean, come on, how gorgeous is that?! This is one of those vegan dinners that can be a really quick throw together meal or fancied up. The bright pops of green from the pea pod garnish photographs beautifully with the yellow pasta. More importantly, it adds a nice fresh sweet burst of flavor when you get a pea with a forkful of creamy pasta! Top it off with dried herbs if you’re in a rush or fresh herbs if you have the time and resources, and you’ve got yourself quite the vegan spring dinner!
Making vegan creamy pasta dreams come true
This pasta is also perfect for Spring. It is light and refreshing, but cozy enough to satisfy on a colder spring evening. For some reason, lemons always remind me of spring. I just can’t stand the thought of eating a lemony dessert in the middle of December. But the moment it hits March? Give me all the lemon! The fresh flavors of lemon and spring herbs really shine in this vegan creamy pasta.
My mom always made a gorgeous primavera pasta growing up, but that is loaded with heavy cream and other lactose-filled ingredients that my tummy can’t handle. So I like to think of this Vegan Creamy Lemon Pasta as an ode to that meal. The best part is, if you use a high protein noodle like Taste Republic or Banza, you don’t even have to pair a meat with this meal! The pasta + hummus make a complete protein, and therefore a filling and wholesome meal. Be sure to catch the recipe down below and tag me on Instagram if you try it!
Vegan Creamy Lemon Pasta
- 8 ounces garlic hummus storebought
- 1/4 cup unsweetened nut milk recommend almond
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 1 zest of a lemon zested
- 4 servings cooked pasta of choice
- pea pods, parsley for garnish
- Cook your pasta according to directions and set aside. Save a few tablespoons of pasta water.
- Add all your other ingredients to a food processor. Blend on high until smooth.
- Add your sauce to your pasta with 2-3 tbsp pasta water. Stir to evenly coat.
- Garnish with pea pods, parsley and another squeeze of lemon. Enjoy!