Vegan Alfredo

Now, we all know how artery-clogging and incredibly rich dairy-based alfredo sauce is. The vegan version is loaded with good fatty acids (the kind that lower cholesterol) and tastes (dare I say it) better than traditional Alfredo sauce. Don’t believe me? Guess you’ll have to give it a try. However, I do recommend making this only if you have a decent blender.

This recipe is taken from VegNews. Serves 4

1 cup raw cashews

2 tbsp. raw pine nuts

1 1/2 cup water

4 tsp. fresh lemon juice

1 tsp garlic

pinch of nutmeg (small pinch) – the recipe actually calls for 1/16 tsp. Um… I don’t think I have that size measuring spoon.

1 1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper

4 cups cooked fettuccine

3 tbsp. freshly minced parsley

In a blender, grind the cashews and pine nuts into a fine powder. Add water, lemon juice, garlic, nutmeg and salt. Blend until completely smooth.

Transfer to a small saucepan and over medium heat, whisk as you bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 7 minutes, whisking regularly. Stir in black pepper.

Serve over hot pasta and garnish with parsley and freshly ground pepper to taste.

Easy Smeasy.

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2 Responses to Vegan Alfredo

  1. lweise says:

    I heart this sauce…

  2. Suzanne says:

    Oh this just changed my life for the better. Thanks Marie!

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