Did you know you could use a spiralizer to make a healthy version of traditional pasta Alfredo? Are you a Vegan or a health conscious individual who used to love a good creamy Alfredo pasta sauce, but had to give it up? Many Vegans love creamy cheese pasta sauces such as a traditional Alfredo sauce and in this article I’m going to show you how to use a spiralizer and make a Vegan Alfredo sauce.
To make a healthier version of pasta Alfredo you’ll need a blender and a tool called a spiralizer and a dose of creativity. The spiralizer you can find online or in some kitchen specialty stores, it is sometimes called a spiral slicer. Use the spiralizer according to it’s instructions with some peeled medium sized zucchini on either the thin or thick setting. If you don’t have a specialized tool you can use a simple vegetable peeler and peel the zucchini to make noodles.
You can eat the zucchini noodles raw or gently steam or saute them with some olive oil. If zucchini pasta isn’t your thing, you can use kelp noodles, buckwheat, or quinoa noodles as a healthy substitute to gluten filled white pasta. Now for the sauce. To make the Vegan Alfredo you will need some white nuts such as raw macadamia nuts or pine nuts. In a pinch, cashews or blanched and peeled almonds will do.
Vegan Alfredo Sauce
1 cup macadamia or pine nuts
1 cup coconut water (or 1 cup water + a pinch of stevia or other sweetener)
3 tablespoons raw tahini butter
2 teaspoons white or chickpea miso
juice from 1 lemon
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1 clove garlic
salt and pepper to taste
Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender. You can pour the sauce directly over the zucchini noodles or warm it up a bit in a pot. No cooking is necessary.
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