Creamy Cashew Pasta Sauce

I was never a huge fan of white sauce on pasta (yes I know – what?) Everyone else seemed to love it and because it usually came along with bacon and cheese I was even less interested. I always hated bacon as a child and anything with dairy seemed to upset my stomach – hence the aversion to it.

So even since being vegan, vegan alternatives for white sauce have not been on the top of my list to try, I guess it’s the link that I make between white sauce and feeling ill. However I wanted to try making a creamy vegan pasta sauce full of flavour for a pasta and broccoli dish I make all the time.

I decided to experiment a little bit and the final product was delicious.

This has been one of my most requested recipes – so enjoy guys!

  • 1 medium white onion chopped
  • 3 large garlic cloves minced
  • 1 1/4 cups raw cashews (soaked overnight or if you forget like me just soak them in some hot water while you prep the other ingredients)
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 cup vegetable broth (add more as you blend if you find it is too thick)
  • Half of a medium baked sweet potato – without skin
  • Pepper to taste

Saute onion with 1/2 tsp of rice bran oil in a small pan, when onion starts to brown add the minced garlic and stir until fragrant (be careful not to burn the garlic).

Drain soaked cashews and add to a high speed blender, we use a Vitamix. Add onion/garlic mix ad all other ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy.

We usually pour this over a very simple meal of Pasta & Broccoli. I boil pasta and 2 heads of broccoli in the pot together until the pasta cooks then drain. Stir through Creamy Cashew Sauce and garnish with fresh herbs and pepper.

* pic is of the pasta and sauce fried up the following day! So good.

ENJOY!

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2 comments

    1. Yes broth is the same as stock. We make our own veggie stock by saving all our veggie scraps in a large ziplock bag in the freezer – we add to it and when itโ€™s full we simmer it on the stove with some water (salt and pepper). Then keep in the fridge for that week ๐Ÿ˜Š

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