Creamy Vegan California Walnut Pasta

Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
Keyword pasta, plant-based, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 2


For the creamy sauce:

  • 60 g California walnuts soaked in boiling water for 30 mins (or up to overnight)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 50 ml plant milk - I recommend soya for this one!
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1-2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Pasta water - more or less depending on how thick you like your sauce!

To garnish:

  • Fresh California walnuts
  • Fresh parsley 
  • Vegan Parmesan 


  • Submerge your walnuts in some boiling water and allow to sit for about 30 mins - or up to over night
  • Boil your pasta according to the instructions
  • Sauté the onions and garlic in olive oil until translucent
  • In a blender, blitz the soaked walnuts, sautéed onion/garlic mixture, plant milk, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, nutmeg and pasta water
  • Once smooth and silky, add your creamy sauce to the cooked pasta
  • Garnish with fresh California walnuts, fresh parsley and vegan Parmesan cheese
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