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Vegan vegetable carbonara is now a thing! We are so happy to share this recipe with you because I mean, who doesn't love a creamy bowl of delicious pasta? And being 100% honest, who doesn't miss Carbonara?
The carbonara recipe we are about to make is so incredibly delicious and mouthwatering even non-vegans will love it. They might not even realise they are eating a vegan pasta dish!
If you quickly glance at any carbonara recipe you will find a bunch of ingredients that are out of the question in our book. I always found this super discouraging, carbonara is so flavourful and creamy that it is hard to just give up on it.
When I was a vegetarian I would simply leave the bacon out. But now it is a bit different. The original carbonara recipe is made with egg and cheese. There are a few cheese substitutes out there you can find at the store so that's an easy swap.
The eggy flavour seemed a bit harder to achieve but then this magic ingredient came into my life: black salt! This was a turning point for me and my kitchen! It opened the door to so many possibilities. Being able to make this vegetable carbonara recipe is a great example.
Just by sprinkling a dash of black salt in our dish we will get that subtle egg flavour that makes carbonara so unique. It's not too overpowering if you add just a little bit. And is perfect when you want to customise due to personal preference. I know some people are not too fond of that taste so there are options for them as well.
But whether you like the eggy taste or not, just the fabulous creamy texture and super rich flavour make this pasta worth the effort. You will notice the sauce comes out very rich which makes our dish so incredibly comforting.
Unfortunately, this carbonara recipe is not the healthiest thing you could have for dinner. Let's just say there are a lot of carbs in it. I tried to counterbalance that a bit by throwing in the mix a few vegetables. It won't make it actually healthy but this way we are at least getting some nutrients in our bellies. We want to always include some fruits and veggies in all of our meals.
If you want to push it a bit more you can always use whole grain pasta instead. That might be pushing it too far for my family in the "healthy food department" so I'm just sticking with regular pasta. We don't need to always be eating super healthy food. This carbonara recipe is more about indulging, we need that every now and then as well.
Other than being really comforting, this carbonara recipe is really easy to make and you can have it ready in less than 20 minutes. So if you are after a quick meal that's filling, delicious and heartwarming, this vegetable carbonara is a great option!
For the pasta
For the sauce
For the vegetables
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 444||From Fat 67|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 7g||11.4%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||4%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 80g||26.5%|
|Dietry Fiber 7g||27.4%|
|Vitamin K2 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin A 2263.89IU||45.3%|
|Vitamin B-12 1.22µg||20.3%|
|Vitamin B-6 1.86mg||93.2%|
|Vitamin C 62.91mg||104.8%|
|Vitamin D 55.02IU||13.8%|
|Vitamin D3 1.31µg|
|Vitamin E 4.88mg||16.3%|
|Vitamin K1 25.85µg||32.3%|
|Pantothenic acid 0.99mg||9.9%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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