Tahini Spaghetti "Carbonara"

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Tahini Spaghetti "Carbonara"

A basic, easy and simple twist on the classic recipe that is a carbonara!

It's a creamy and cheesy pasta with a “parmesan” like texture, without any of the cream or cheese! The smoky red onion is a perfect replica for that pancetta or bacon which is used traditionally and the tahini makes for a wonderfully creamy and flavourful white sauce. 


  • 80g spaghetti pasta                         
  • 1/2 red onion, seasoned with smoked paprika
  • 1 garlic cloves                          
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp tahini   
  • smoked paprika 
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste          


  1. Cook the pasta in boiling water for required time.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, dice the red onion into cubes, season it with some smoked paprika and fry it in a pan over medium-high heat for 1-2 min or until crispy.
  3. Once cooked, drain the pasta whilst leaving a tiny bit of pasta water in the pan. Then in the same pan, add in fried onion, crushed garlic, tahini, nutritional yeast and mix throughly.
  4. Season it with plenty of black pepper and a bit salt to bring up the flavour. Stir everything in a little further and get ready to serve!

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