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A close up of vegan lemon pasta with basil, lemon zest and a creamy olive-oil-lemon sauce
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5 from 12 votes

Vegan Lemon Pasta with Basil

Nothing says summer like this sunny and bright vegan Lemon Pasta with the sweetness of basil woven through. The sauce is super easy and comes together in five minutes with no cooking needed. A soy-free recipe, can be nut-free and gluten-free.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course/Pasta
Cuisine: Italian vegan
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 424kcal


  • Bowl, large stockpot, strainer



  • Bring a large stockpot with water to boil. Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente.
  • While the pasta is cooking, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, parm, mayo if using, salt and ground black pepper to taste in a large bowl until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the cooked pasta to the sauce along with ½ cup of the pasta cooking water and stir to coat the pasta with the sauce. Check seasoning and add more salt if needed. Stir in the basil.
  • Serve the pasta with more vegan cashew parm on the side.


  • Nutrition info includes vegan mayo.


Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg