It’s Cheesy, yet it’s vegan.it’s creamy, yet there’s no dairy. You’ll never Alfredo the same.
When I first started writing this recipe I was going to write it as a chicken Alfredo recipe, but then I realized how versatile the insanely cream sauce could be! I wanted something both my little one and my hubby could enjoy without having to make separate meals!
The only thinking ahead you need to do for this recipe is making sure the cashews have enough time to soak. Either soak them in boiling water for 2 hours or overnight in the fridge for 8. If you have the time and patience, the longer soak does make an extra creamy sauce!
The second thing you will need is a high powered blender. Once you dump all of the ingredients in, the blender does the rest of the work. Something like a Vitamix or Blendtech would work best. If your blender is not a high speed blender (most are) blend the ingredients until smooth and simmer over medium low heat for about 10 minutes. The idea is If you blend the sauce long enough, the heat from the blender actually cooks the sauce for you!
I hope you enjoy this decadent yet squeaky clean recipe that the entire family will love!
“Cheesy” Cashew Alfredo
Recipe by: Skylar Edberg in collaboration with The Eclectic Kitchen
Yield: 4 servings
Prep time: overnight
Cook time: 5 minutes
2 cups raw cashews, soaked overnight in the refrigerator or in boiling water for 2 hours
1 cup cashew milk or unsweetened almond milk
3 garlic cloves, peeled
2 teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons lemon juice
⅛ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
¼ cup finely diced yellow onion
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Add soaked cashews, nut milk, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, onion, nutritional yeast, salt and oregano to a high powered blender on full speed for about 3 minutes until completely smooth and steaming. (If your blender is not a high speed blender, most are, blend the ingredients until smooth and simmer over medium low heat for about 10 minutes)
Serve sauce warm with pasta topped with chicken or parmesan cheese and parsley.