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Cashew Alfredo Sauce
Vegan Alfredo Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cashew soak
1 hr
Total Time
10 mins
Course: Condiment/Sauce
Servings: 1 cups
Calories: 546 kcal
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight and strained*
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 lemon , juiced
  • 1 cup water, plus more if needed
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  1. In a blender, add soaked/strained cashews, nutritional yeast, garlic, lemon juice, water, onion powder (if using), and salt. Blend until creamy and smooth.
Recipe Notes

*Cashews must be soaked in advance, otherwise pour boiling water over cashews in a bowl and let sit for 1 hour. If you do not have time for this, or if you can’t have nuts, you can also substitute the cashews for hemp hearts. Hemp hearts require no soaking before use.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Alfredo Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 546 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 58%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Sodium 410mg 17%
Potassium 861mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 7g
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin C 50.8%
Calcium 7.2%
Iron 37.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.