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Quickie Lemon-Cajun Spiced Pasta

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quickie Cajun Pasta

quickie Cajun Pasta

Looking for a super easy main course or side dish that is oozing with warmth and comfort-food appeal? Try this Quickie Lemon-Cajun Spiced Pasta. Vibrant lemon and cajun spice flavors coat the fluffy spirals of veggie-colored pasta. A splash of EVOO and a secret ingredient too!..

Secret Ingredient. If you have not yet tried nutritional yeast on your pasta – what are you waiting for? This stuff is amazing. It adds a bold “cheezy” flavor without any of the unhealthy “cheese” things like saturated fat. Plus it even has a very nice array of healthy nutrients – thus the name..

You could also try this non-dairy “cheese sprinkle” recipe. SO delicious and savory + healthy!

Quickie Lemon-Cajun Spiced Pasta
vegan, serves 4 + leftovers

16oz. bag of pasta – spiral veggie from Trader Joe’s used here
1 Tbsp Cajun spices (unsalted)
2-4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice + pinch of zest
salt + pepper to taste
1/3 cup nutritional yeast (or cheezy sprinkle)


1. Cook pasta. Drain.
2. Toss warm pasta in EVOO, lemon juice and cajun spices. Toss well.
3. Add in the nutritional yeast and salt and pepper to taste.
4. Serve with extra spices + nutritional yeast on top.

Fresh herbs add a nice touch. Try flat-leaf parsley o fresh basil, chopped and sprinkled over top warm pasta.

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Kathy Patalsky is a blogger, author and photographer. Her website features creative vegan recipes. She is the author of 365 Vegan Smoothies (Spring 2013). She is also the founder of

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0 thoughts on “Quickie Lemon-Cajun Spiced Pasta

  1. s_stonebraker says:

    This is a great quickie recipe! I made this for one and eye-balled the ingredients. Mine ended up a little more heavily sauced/spiced than pictured. It was great! It was a spicy (I added extra cayenne), lemony, mac and cheese-like dish. I recommend anyone give this a shot, especially those that like a little kick in their recipes!

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