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Vegan Alfredo Sauce


Vegan Alfredo Sauce

*You will need a high speed blender or food processor.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup whole raw organic cashews

1 cup boiling water

1/2 medium white or yellow onion, chopped

1 or 2 garlic cloves, minced

3 TBSP extra virgin olive oil

Sea salt & freshly ground pepper to taste

Cauliflower florets, from 1 large head of cauliflower

1 1/2 cups vegetable broth or water from cooked cauliflower (either works fine)

1/2 tsp. sea salt

1/2 lemon, juiced (approx. 1 TBSP)

1 TBSP nutritional yeast (you can find this in the natural foods section of larger

grocery stores or at a health food store.) This is a great "cheesy" substitute. Plus, it is

loaded with nutrients. Try it on eggs, pasta, veggies, salads. Anything that you might

put parmesan cheese on.

Directions:

1) Soak cashews in boiling water for 30 or more minutes.

2) Saute' onions and garlic over medium heat for 8 minutes or until soft and translucent.

3)Cook cauliflower florets, in medium saucepan w/lid, with water or broth, for

approximately 8 minutes. Until soft, but not mushy.

4) Drain cashews and add all ingredients to blender or food processor.

5) Blend until smooth.

6) Add additional broth/water for desired consistency.

7) For a cheesier flavor you can add additional lemon juice and/or nutritional yeast.

*for pesto sauce- Combine 1 cup parsley, 1 cup basil leaves, 2 tablespoons olive oil

and 2 tablespoons pinenuts or walnuts, in blender or food processor.

You can also add a few tablespoons of prepared pesto (found in most health food

stores near hummus and salsa).


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