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Vegan Alfredo Sauce

Vegan Alfredo Sauce


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: About 6 cups (5 cups is enough for 1 pound pasta) 1x

Description

Here’s the creamiest, best vegan alfredo sauce! It’s easy to make and stars nutrient-rich cauliflower and protein-packed cashews.


Ingredients

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  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 small head cauliflower (1 1/2 to 2 pounds), enough for 6 cups florets
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup raw unsalted cashews
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 + 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Mince the garlic. Chop the cauliflower.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the cauliflower and cashews and saute for 4 minutes until lightly browned. Add the garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes until fragrant. Add the vegetable broth, onion powder, black pepper, nutmeg and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Bring to a simmer, then cover and cook 6 to 7 minutes on medium high heat until the cauliflower is tender when pierced with a fork.
  3. Carefully transfer the contents to a blender and add the remaining 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon more black pepper. Blend on high until a smooth sauce forms. Use about 5 cups on 1 pound pasta (1 cup will be left over). 
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Keywords: Vegan Alfredo Sauce