Cheesy Vegan Cashew Pasta

A simply yummy and healthy, easy-to-make comfort meal, My Cheesy Vegan Cashew Pasta, is an excellent source of protein. Serve it as a meal with a green salad or as a dish with fish, chicken, or meat! Enjoy!

Cheesy Vegan Cashew Pasta


  • 1 c. raw cashews (soaked in the fridge overnight in water)
  • 1/2 c. cashew water (reserved after draining the soaked cashews overnight)
  • 1 tsp. chipotle seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 c. cooked pasta (corkscrew or other)
  • 1 c. black beans
  • 1 c. garbanzo beans
  • 1 c. Roma tomato, diced
  • 2 T freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. lemon pepper
  • 1 T. white wine vinegar


  • Soak 1 c. of raw cashews in a bowl with water in the fridge overnight.
  • The next morning, drain the cashews (reserving the cashew water) and keep both refrigerated until use.
  • In a blender, add part of the cashew water, cashews, chipotle seasoning, garlic salt and powder.
  • Blend.
  • With a spatula, scrap down the sides of the blender, add in more cashew water if needed for desired consistency, and continue to blend.
  • Taste cashew cheese for desired amount of spices. Add more if needed to taste.
  • Boil desired amount of pasta on the stovetop.
  • Drain warm pasta and place in a large bowl.
  • Mix in a generous portion of cashew cheese.
  • Add in black and garbanzo beans.
  • Add in diced Roma tomatoes.
  • Add in lemon juice.
  • Mix in lemon pepper and vinegar to taste.


This Vegan dish is excellent as a meal or a side dish with meat, fish, or chicken.