Cashew Alfredo Sauce

Most vegan Alfredo recipes start with a roux of margarine and soy milk, but this one uses cashew cream instead for a sensually decadent white sauce.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 1⁄2 cup raw cashews
  • 1 1⁄4 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. tahini
  • 1⁄4 cup peeled, diced onion
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1⁄2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1⁄4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil


  • In a blender, process cashews and water until completely smooth and creamy, about 90 seconds.
  • Add remaining ingredients except oil and purée until smooth. Slowly add oil until mixture is thick and oil is completely blended in.
  • Heat in a saucepan over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.