Raw Zucchini Alfredo

RawZucchiniAlfredo

If you’d have told me a few years back that I could have raw vegan alfredo, and that it would taste OMAZING, I would have told you to step outside because clearly, we need to talk… 😉 Fortunately, before that could happen, you shoved this bite of food in my mouth, and my life was forever changed!!  Raw foods are nutritional powerhouses, with all the nutrients and enzymes intact, to give your beautiful bod the love it deserves… and the cashew cheese sauce? To die for… moooooove aside cows, move aside!  🙂 ❤

Prep Time: 20 mins active (+1 hour cashew soak time)
Serves: 2-3

Ingredients:

2 medium zucchini, spiralized or julienned*
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
2 medium carrots, julienned

“Alfredo” Sauce:

1 cup raw organic cashews, soaked & drained*
2 TBS sliced scallions (the bottom white part), save the green tops for garnish
1 tsp garlic powder (or 2 cloves fresh garlic)
Pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
½ – ¾ cup filtered water
Juice of 1 lemon
½ tsp sea salt

Garnish:

Fresh spinach
Squeeze of lemon
Sliced green onions
Crushed red pepper flakes
Salt/Pepper to taste

Directions:

Prepare sauce by processing the “alfredo” ingredients in a Nutribullet or blender, adding the filtered water until thickened to desired consistency.  Combine zucchini noodles, carrots, and red bell pepper in a large bowl and toss to combine.  Arrange fresh spinach on a plate, and top with the zucchini noodle mixture, followed by alfredo sauce.  Garnish with a squeeze of fresh lemon, crushed red pepper, and additional salt or pepper if desired.  Namaste!  ❤

*I just got my veggie spiralizer recently and LOVE IT!!  The noodles are so fine and perfect… I wish I had made the investment earlier…  if you don't have a spiralizer, a julienne peeler or mandoline with julienne blade would also work.  If you're looking for a spiralizer, I highly recommend this one from Amazon: BUY A VEGETABLE SPIRALIZER!

*Soak cashews in enough filtered water to cover for at least 1 hour (or up to 4 hours).  Add a pinch of sea salt if desired for taste, and if you’re sensitive to mold, add 1/4 tsp ascorbic acid (vitamin C) powder to the soaking water (vitamin C kills mold spores).

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