These low carb Vegan Pesto Shirataki Noodles are perfect for people who are on a vegan keto diet, have food allergies, or are looking to cut back on carbs. The shirataki noodles take on the flavors of the basil pesto sauce.
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If you are on a vegan keto diet or you want an alternative to gluten free pasta, shirataki noodles are a great substitute.These low carb Vegan Pesto Shirataki Noodles are perfect for people who are on a vegan keto diet, have food allergies, or are looking to cut back on carbs. The shirataki noodles take on the flavors of the basil pesto sauce. Click To Tweet
If you’ve never heard of shirataki noodles, they are noodles made from the konjac plant. They are composed of water and glucomannan starch.
They have anywhere from zero calories to very little calories, depending on which kind you get. They are low in carbs and rich in fiber.
The texture of shirataki noodles is similar to regular pasta. It comes in a few different noodle types, including spaghetti, fettuccine, macaroni, capellini, ziti, and angel hair. There’s even shirataki rice.
I used the spaghetti noodles for this recipe because I think the texture is closer to regular pasta than the thicker shirataki noodles.
There’s also tofu shirataki noodles, and shirataki noodles with spinach or herbs mixed in. There’s even ready to eat meals. Talk about convenient!
It’s All About The Sauce
When you add a flavorful sauce to shirataki noodles, they take on those flavors, and you don’t even notice you aren’t eating traditional pasta.
Besides these Vegan Pesto Shirataki Noodles, they taste great with the Walnut Sauce that I used in my Vegan Zucchini Lasagna with Tofu Ricotta and Walnut Sauce. Both are a perfect addition to a vegan keto diet.
Other Low Carb Recipes You Might Like
- Vegan Mashed Cauliflower with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms
- Hemp Seed Cauliflower Rice Pilaf
- Baked Tofu Fries
- Ginger Sesame Walnut and Hemp Seed Lettuce Wraps
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Vegan Pesto Shirataki Noodles
- 2 (8 ounce) package of shirataki noodles
- 2 cups packed fresh basil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil or pistachio oil
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- pinch salt
- Drain and rinse shirataki noodles thoroughly. Boil for 2-3 minutes or microwave for 1 minute.
- Combine the rest of ingredients in a food processor, drizzling in olive oil as the motor is running.
- Mix pesto with shirataki noodles and serve.