Alfredo-ish Sauce

2 05 2011

Getting my significant other (SO) to eat vegetables is sometimes a chore.  My ongoing mission is find recipes that he likes that are heavy on the veggies.

I found this recipe last fall and served it with homemade pumpkin gnocchi, which was good.  Made it again and served it with pasta and broccoli, also good but what made it better was that SO thought the broccoli was delicious.  This great news – broccoli tastes good with Alfredo-ish sauce – led to the next evolution: this sauce and broccoli.

If you’ve never cooked with nutritional yeast be forewarned: brewer’s yeast is not nutritional yeast.  I cannot stress this enough, if you try to make this with brewer’s yeast it will ruin your day.  Seriously.  If you’re wondering what nutritional yeast is, it’s an inactive yeast that is grown on molasses and smells cheesy.

Alfredo-ish Sauce

1/3 cup raw cashews

1/4 cup nutritional yeast

1 Tbsp tamari soy sauce or Braggs

1 Tbsp tahini

1 Tbsp lemon juice

2 tsp dijon mustard

1/2 tsp paprika

pinch nutmeg

1 clove garlic (optional)

pepper to taste

1 cup soy milk

Add the cashews, nutritional yeast, Braggs, tahini, lemon juice, dijon, paprika, nutmeg, and garlic to a food processor or high-speed blender; blend until everything in the machine is an even consistency.

Begin adding soy milk a little at a time until you reach your desired consistency.  I like my sauce really thick, so that (1) it sticks to the broccoli and (2) the moisture from the broccoli doesn’t make the sauce watery, which means I don’t use a full cup of soy milk.

Trouble shooting: Because different soy sauces can have different levels of saltiness, you may find that 1Tbsp is too much.  Fear not!  Add extra tahini and nutritional yeast a tablespoon at a time until the flavour has balanced out.

* Original recipe from




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