Raw Creamy Alfredo

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Fettuccine Alfredo was one of my very favorite childhood meals. Creamy and cheesy, what’s not to like?

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This version is a healthier take on the original, getting the “creaminess” from raw cashews!

Raw Alfredo Sauce

Ingredients:

1 cup raw cashews, soaked for at least an hour, and drained
1/2 cup water
1 clove raw garlic
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice (about half of a lemon)
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt
pepper, to taste

Directions:

Throw all the ingredients into a high-powered blender, and blend until smooth and creamy. Adjust seasoning to taste, then serve over your favorite pasta!

I opted for spiralized zuchinni noodles.

This sauce is so rich and creamy, I almost feel guilty eating it! Almost.

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5 from 2 votes

Raw Creamy Alfredo

A creamy, dairy-free Alfredo sauce!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword cashews, healthy, pasta, raw
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 361kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw cashews , soaked for at least an hour, and drained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 clove raw garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice (about half of a lemon)
  • 1/4 tsp . onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp . sea salt
  • pepper , to taste

Instructions

  • Throw all the ingredients into a high-powered blender, and blend until smooth and creamy. Adjust seasoning to taste, then serve over your favorite pasta!

Nutrition

Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 592mg | Potassium: 425mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 3.4mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 4.3mg
Per Serving: Calories: 361, Fat: 28g, Carbohydrates: 20g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 11g

This sauce would also be delicious over steamed veggies, or as a base for a white pizza– the options are endless!!

Hope you enjoy it!

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Comments

Ayla

Yasha actually does look a bit like a cartoon character! So adorable though. ๐Ÿ™‚

I had my first real green juice today.. and I loved it! At first I was kind of wary but the taste was totally fine and it was extremely refreshing. Definitely need to start having them more.

    Megan

    Yay for green juice! So glad you liked it! It took a while for them to grow on me… but now I’m hooked. ๐Ÿ˜‰

JodyLynn

That Alfredo Sauce is a must try for me. I never liked “real” alfredo sauce but with these ingredients I think I would. Thanks for sharing your “adult” version. ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s wild about the flush you experienced with the Niacin. Glad it past! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your Sunday…glad Yasha was there to assist you with a lazy day attitude. ๐Ÿ™‚ So cute!

Red Deception

My Dad and I love to watch Dexter. It is dark and twister, but it’s so interesting!

Every time I hear about colon cleansing I shudder a little. Not for me!

    Megan

    I used to feel that way about colon cleansing when I first read about it– but that was nearly 8 years ago, so you never know what may change! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I’m totally hooked on Dexter now! I dove straight into Season 2!!

Mindy

omg that sauce sounds so good! Ever since I’ve reduced dairy and have been thinking about going vegan, I remember all the things I would be missing, like alfredo sauce. But I can’t wait to try this recipe!

Becki @ Bites 'n Brews

If you think the show Dexter is dark, don’t read the books – they’re really, REALLY dark and gory. Your “pasta” looks delicious!

hihorosie

ha! funny today I was just saying I wanted fettucine alfredo but of course something healthy and vegan…you heard my thought. ๐Ÿ™‚

Holly @ couchpotatoathlete

I love Dexter! I started watching it last summer and it took me a few days to get through the first season. I was hooked!

Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn

J’adore. Especially the green juice – Lisa just gave me a juicer!:)

Morgan Torres

Ahem. My zucchini noodles look nothing like yours. What attachment are you using? Mine look like mushy slaw!

    Megan

    Are you using the Joyce Chen spiralizer? I used to own that one and got kinda mushy noodles… I ended up replacing mine with the Paderno Spiral Slicer— it makes the best noodles!!

Alexandra

OH wow- just had this over steamed kale. Soooo good ๐Ÿ™‚

Brittany

Does this make just 1 serving?

    Megan

    I ended up using this sauce for a couple nights in a row– it just depends on how much sauce you like to use on your noodles!

Julie Soule

What could i use instead of cashews for this recipe? I am very allergic to cashews.

Thanks!

Joanna

What if you accidentally got roasted cashews? Will they work?

Marie

This Alfredo recipe is absolutely delicious!!

CAssie

Megan, <3<3<3 the raw Alfredo sauce! I've been making it for few years. It is absolutely delicious, super healthy and you're right "the options are endless"!! I prefer subbing 1/2 sm-med (peeled) zucchini for 1/2 the cashews, gives more neutral base and less cashewy taste. (Adding zucchini replaces most of the water for mixing.)

Here are other yummy options: unsweetened homemade almond milk instead of water for mixing adds incredible creaminess, 1teaspoon Herbes de Provence, 1-2T nutritional yeast, and raw apple cider vinegar can easily replace the lemon if wanted for different tang. Oh and sprinkle on raw almond or Brazil nut Parmesan. Love<3<3<3 this raw alfredo sauce<3 OMG delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

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