Vegan carbonara with green beans

A spin on a classic meal, but this time, its lower in saturated fat, rich in iron and fibre, and even has a kick of 22 grams of plant protein! I am so excited to see your recreations of this vegan carbonara with green beans. 


If following this as a meal guide, halve the portion into two servings. One serving is for dinner, and the second serving is for the following day's lunch.

1. Soak the cashews in boiling water for 5-10 minutes. 

2. Cook the pasta in salted water, as per the instructions on the packet. Set aside. 

3. To a blender, combine the soaked cashews, soy milk, nutritional yeast, garlic and salt/pepper to taste. Set aside.

4. Add the green beans with the zested lemon, minced garlic, and salt to taste in a bowl. Mix to combine well. 

5. Add olive oil to a medium-sized pan and pan-fry the beans for 4-5 minutes or until lightly soft yet crunchy. Set aside. 

6. Once the beans are cooked, using the same pan on medium heat, saute the minced garlic in olive oil for 2-3 minutes or until aromatic. 

7. To the same pan, add the cooked pasta. Drizzle the sauce, ensuring the pasta is evenly coated. 

8. Once the beans are ready, drizzle the fresh lemon juice. 

9. To serve, garnish the pasta with parsley and serve with green beans.


  • Whole wheat pasta, dry - If you are clinically required to be strictly gluten-free, please swap the pasta for legume-based pasta or gluten-free pasta.

  • Vitasoy soy milk - If you're not using this brand, please ensure the milk is calcium-fortified and contains 120 mg of calcium per 100ml. Moreover, suppose you are allergic or prefer different plant-based alternatives. In that case, you can always use another type of milk, given it is calcium-fortified.

Nutritional Summary:

At Radiquel, we believe strict fixation on numbers is a reductionist view of nutrition and can potentially harm our relationship with food. Food is also so much more than just units of calories and macronutrients; it’s a chance to nourish our minds, bodies, and souls with whole and soul foods. However, we acknowledge nutritional panels’ educational value for some individuals and have provided them solely for educational purposes. Please utilise this information with the utmost care.

This nutritional information is given solely for recreational intent and is not recommended to displace any medical advice, nor is it necessarily precise. We approximate the nutritional information per the listed ingredients. As food products can always vary in size, brand and shape, and nutritional quantities can also change based on the plants' growth circumstances, the quality of the soil, the fruits' maturity, and other factors, the nutrition information that is provided is an approximation. Since these values are highly individualised and rely on a variety of variables, such as age, gender, and the amount of daily physical activity, we do not offer the percentage of the recommended daily value. Please calculate the nutritional information you need using the exact ingredients you used or seek a dietitian or clinical nutritionist to assist you, if you need.
  • Serves
  • Prep
    30 minutes
lunch and dinner