Low Carb Carbonara


Low carb vegan carbonara

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  2. 150g raw cashews (soaked for 4 hr or overnight)
  3. 160ml cold water
  4. 200g soft tofu, diced
  5. 2 tbsp of nutritional yeast
  6. 3 tbsp of good quality wholegrain mustard
  7. Optional: 1 1/2 tbsp protein powder (soya bean or pea protein powder work well).
  8. Pinch of nutmeg
  9. Salt and pepper
  11. 1 tbsp coconut oil
  12. 3 plump garlic cloves, crushed
  13. 3 rashers of diced vegan bacon
  14. 700g courgette, ideally spiralised
  15. 250g edamame/soya beans
  16. 250g button mushrooms, sliced
  17. To garnish: freshly chopped herbs (I have used parsley in the photos pictures, but torn basil leaves are also a lovely alternative) and a sprinkle of ground flaxseed if desired.

Who doesn’t love a creamy, savoury carbonara? Here is a healthy spin on a classic favourite which is quick to make, easy and tastes delicious.



  • Soak the raw cashews for 4 hours or overnight (the cashews will plump up!), drain away the water and place the soaked cashews in a blender or food processor.
  • Add the remaining sauce ingredients and blend for a few seconds to form a creamy sauce.
  • Spiralise your courgettes. If you do not have a spiraliser, vegetable peeler peelings can be used.
  • In a big non-stick pan, melt the coconut oil. Add crushed garlic and vegan bacon. Sauté for about 3 mins before adding in the spiralised courgettes, mushrooms and edamame beans. Continue cooking for about 6-8 mins to cook through and to evaporate as much moisture as possible (this prevents the final sauce from becoming too watery).
  • Add the carbonara sauce to the vegetables and cook though for 4-5 mins. Serve, garnishing with fresh herbs and ground flaxseed to boost the nutritive profile.


Hello! I am So from SOBODYUK. I am a gym bunny, healthy food blogger & a geeky scientist! These days my lab is the kitchen! I love creating delicious, healthy, wholefood, clean-eating, nutrition-dense recipes to maximise performance & health. My recipes include paleo, low carb, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free.

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