Being dairy-free, but wanting a creamy sauce is sometimes a bit of a challenge. Luckily for me things like cashews and hemp seeds can quickly and easily be turned into a delicious sauce that’s really comparable to what it’s trying to replace.
So cutting the recipe in half and tweaking it ever so slightly left me with something the paired beautifully over steamed broccoli, cauliflower and peas – not leaving me wanting something more. With some healthy fats and a small amount of protein, it helps make the vegetables more filling than just chowing down on them on their own.
Raw Hemp Seed Alfredo
- 1/2 c. shelled hemp seeds
- 1/2 T. lemon juice
- 1/2 T. coconut vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
- 1-2 t. yellow mustard
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1.5 T. nutritional yeast
- 1/4 c. water
- 1-2 t. dried basil
- S&P, to taste
Combine all the ingredients in a small blender and blend until smooth, adding more water to thin, if necessary.
Pour 1-2 heaping tablespoonfuls over steamed vegetables, salad, or zucchini pasta, and enjoy!