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Vegan Corn Carbonara with Tempeh Bacon Crumbles. So incredibly creamy without any dairy, cheese, cream, cashews or beans!
Vegan corn carbonara! I cannot say enough incredible things about this pasta. Cannot say enough how creamy, how silky, how delicious this one is.
It’s carbonara without any cream, any dairy, any cashews, any beans- none of the usual suspects. The sauce is made from pureed, fresh corn kernels and tossed with spaghetti, homemade tempeh bacon, basil and fresh tomatoes.
If you love carbonara pasta, then you are going to love this one.
See the silky sauce? BL couldn’t believe this one was dairy-free; it coats the pasta so well, I could just drink it. I thought about stopping there, but what kind of carbonara doesn’t have bacon? So, I added in my vegan bacon crumbles. Ta-da! The perfect addition to this vegan corn carbonara recipe.
These are one of my favorite ways to enjoy tempeh. I make a batch all the time to add to pasta, eggs, tofu scrambles, wraps– pretty much anywhere you’d normally put bacon.
Add a little soy sauce, maple syrup, balsamic, cayenne and red pepper flakes and in minutes, the tempeh transforms into crispy bacon bits.
Since it’s summer, I couldn’t imagine this pasta without lots of basil and tomatoes, which add the perfect balance of freshness and texture. Promise me you’ll try this one out, I know the idea of corn in pasta sounds weird but it works and it’s amazing. Make it soon!
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YOU GUYS. This recipe. SO delicious and creamy, you’d never guess it was free of dairy, cheese, tofu, cashews, ect. Silky corn carbonara with crispy tempeh bacon, tomatoes and basil.
Recipe adapted from Chloe Flavor
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