This lemon ricotta pasta is light & airy in texture but extremely rich in flavor. The combination is addictive and this quickly became one of my all-time favorite pasta recipes! The creamy no-cook ricotta sauce is divine and this dish is so quick & easy to make! 🥰
This started as a recipe trend from the New York Times, and I remember seeing it and thinking, wow that sounds delicious! So I created my own version inspired by NYT but also veganized. It’s amazing the choices and options available to us now as plant-based eaters. 10 years ago (as of writing this) I went vegan and the amount of options were very limited. Nowadays I can eat pretty much anything vegan.
While I used to make my own vegan ricotta, I found the Kite Hill brand to be truly amazing. The flavor is spot on and it’s made the old-fashioned cheese way but with almond milk, there are no strange fillers or additives. Most stores in my area carry this, so I hope you can find it!
This recipe makes a huge portion which is great for sharing or leftovers. I love to eat it cold the next day or you can gently heat it on the stovetop. This lemon ricotta pasta is vegan & can easily be gluten-free if you use GF pasta.
Vegan Lemon Ricotta Pasta
- 16 oz organic pasta
- 8 oz vegan ricotta, Kite Hill brand
- 2 garlic cloves, finely grated
- 1 lemon zested
- 1/2 lemon juiced
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 ladle of pasta cooking water
- 1/2 tsp parsley flakes
- Cook your pasta according to the instructions, I used Pipe Rigate which took a total of 12 minutes from boiling. Make sure to save at least 1 ladle of the pasta cooking water for the sauce.
- In a large bowl combine the ricotta, lemon zest & juice, garlic, spices and stir gently to combine. Once the pasta is cooked, add 1 ladle of hot pasta water and stir till creamy.
- Add in your cooked pasta and stir to coat each piece with the sauce. Sprinkle on parsley flakes and mix in.
- To serve, top with more lemon zest and black pepper. Enjoy!
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