Found this recipe trying to find something for dinner last night. I love Alfredo sauce so thought I’d give it a try. I’ll tell you right off the bat, it taste nothing like traditional Alfredo. That being said it was very good! I love pasta and sauces an since I cant do the tomato based (at least not often) this was a nice change and much lower in all the nasty stuff.
1 “large pot of pasta” (I used organic spiral semolina made from brown rice)
1/2 bag frozen spinach (about 3 cups frozen/packed or 5 fresh baby spinach, chopped)
“Vegan Alfredo” Sauce:
1/3 cup reserved pasta water (from drained pasta)
3-4 Tbsp Vegenaise (vegan mayo-like condiment)
3 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
1/3 cup Nutritional Yeast
2 Tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt/pepper to taste
1 Can of White Beans
-red pepper flakes (garnish)
-vegan Parmesan cheese on top
-spritz of fresh lemon juice mixed in – adds a bright zesty accent
1. Cook your pasta. Drain. (Reserve 1/3 cup of the starchy hot pasta water).
2. Pour drained pasta back into the warm pot you cooked it in. Fold in all the “Alfredo Sauce” ingredients. Since the pasta is still warm, they should all melt together quite nicely.
3. Next, fold in your spinach. You should thaw frozen spinach slightly before folding in. Fresh baby spinach will wilt nicely into the warm pasta.
4. Serve warm or store in fridge overnight! Garnish with red pepper flakes on top.
Original recipe is from Healthy Happy Life. I removed cumin powder (mainly cause I didn’t have any) and added the can of white beans for some protein. I also only did 1 Tbsp of garlic, 2 just seemed like to much. So good I just had left overs for lunch 🙂