Dairy-Free Alfredo Sauce

Dairy-Free Alfredo Sauce

Dairy-Free Alfredo Sauce

If you’re craving a rich, creamy pasta sauce, without heavy dairy or cream, this recipe is a must-try! The avocado and cashews add a great creamy texture and make for a great pasta dish. In addition to a creamy texture, avocados and cashews offer many nutritional benefits. Avocados offer B vitamins, fibre, potassium, vitamin K, vitamin E and vitamin C; they are anti-inflammatory from omega-3 fatty acids in the form of alpha-linoleic acid (ALA).  Cashews are high in copper which offer antioxidant defences, energy production, and bone and blood vessel support.  

BP_AlfredoSauce_2014Any leftover sauce can be added to a grain bowl or used as a salad dressing.

 Prep time: 20 minutes; Cook time: 10 minutes; Total time: 30 minutes; Serves 6 people

 Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  • ½ cup soaked cashews
  • 1½ cup almond milk
  • 3 tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • ½ lemon
  • ½ tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • Salt pepper to taste
  • A few dashes of turmeric & chili powder
  • 1 package of brown rice, spelt or kaumt fettucine noodles

How to Make:

  • Soak the cashews in water overnight or for 8 hours.
  • Put all ingredients in a blender,
  • To prepare the noodles, bring water to a boil.
  • In the meantime, sauté veggies like mushrooms, spinach and onion. To sauté, add grape seed oil to a pan on medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for a few minutes, then add onion for another few minutes and finally add the other veggies until cooked to your liking.
  • Once the water is boiled, cook the noodles as per the package directions. When cooked, add noodles to the pan with veggies and toss with the alfredo sauce.

 Notes:

  • Serve with a nice mixed green salad and a balsamic dressing of your choice.
  • Grilled chicken or hemp seeds would be a great addition for an added boost of protein.

 

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