Raw Vegan Tagliatelle Pasta alla Cashew Carbonara

Raw Food, RECIPES, VeganCrush | January 24, 2020 | By

RAW VEGETABLE PASTA

Who says you can’t enjoy a nice carbonara when you’re eating raw? You certainly can with this raw vegan Zucchini Tagliatelle alla Cashew Carbonara! Traditional Tagliatelle alla Carbonara is a cream sauce pasta, made with eggs, bacon, and fresh cracked pepper. But in this raw vegan Zucchini Tagliatelle alla Cashew Carbonara, we’ll be using soaked cashews for the cream sauce, kala namak salt for the eggs, and cherry tomato to replace bacon, and zucchini for the pasta.

A much healthier alternative without sacrificing any of the flavor. You’ll still be able to enjoy your beloved carbonara! I am using nutritional yeast in this recipe which is optional as it is not a raw ingredient but a great way to add the cheesy flavour in the carbonara sauce. 

We can all benefit from a raw meal at least once a day, whether it’s a salad or something like this. Adding a fresh, raw dish to your daily meal plan is good for your overall health in countless ways.

To create the pasta I am using a spiralizer but if you don’t have one you can also use a julienne peeler. I highly recommend getting a spiralizer though, as it is so much fun to make and you can create different thickness of pasta like spaghetti or even ramen consistency plus kids love making them and eating them too. What a sneaky yet fun way to get more veggies into them!

 

Raw Tagliatelle alla Cashew Carbonara

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 serving

Equipment

  • Spiralizer or Julienne Peeler

Ingredients
  

For the Pasta

  • 2 Zucchini
  • 100 g Sweet cherry tomato cut in a quarter

For the Sauce

  • 200 g Cashew nuts soaked overnight/drained
  • 1 Tbsp Nutritional yeast optional
  • 1 /2 tsp Kalan namak salt
  • 1/2 tsp Fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 3-5 Tbsp Filtered water
  • 1 Tbsp Black sesame seed meal

Instructions
 

For the Pasta

  • Wash and spiralize your zucchini using a Spiralizer or a Julienne Peeler. Place the zuchini pasta in a big bowl, sprinkle some kala namak salt and set aside. This process will help get rid of excess water. It takes about 5min until you start seeing water on the bottom of the bowl. Squeese the pasta gently to get rid of water as much as possible. That way the sauce will be easier absorbed from the zucchini and you wont end up with a watery pasta.

For the Sauce

  • In a blender add all the ingredients except the water and sesame meal and blend slowly. Add water ones at a time until soft and creamy.
  • Add the sauce and cherry tomato over the pasta and mix gently using your hands. Serve with sprinkles of black sesame meal and nutritional yeast and enjoy right away.
Keyword raw vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian