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Aug 05

Zucchini Pasta Alfredo

My garden is still producing plenty of  my favorite vegetable; zucchini.  My family may be sick of them by now, and  I’m not at a loss for ways to prepare them.   One of my favorite ways to prepare zucchini to to make  zucchini “pasta.”  When I turn zucchini into  pasta like strands, I use one of my favorite kitchen tools, my julienne peeler.

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It’s perfect for turning zucchini into pasta, which is much easier than making homemade pasta. Just peel the zucchini with the julienne peeler, and here’s what you end up with:

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I thought some vegan Alfredo sauce might taste delicious on the strings of zucchini, and it did.  It is just as filling as a  bowl of Fettuccine Alfredo, sans the carbs and guilt!

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And now for the recipe. . .

Zucchini Pasta Alfredo ~ Vegan Style

INGREDIENTS

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

2 Medium Zucchini Squash - Julienne Shredded - about 4 cups

1 Cup Cashews

1/2 Cup Water for Soaking the Cashews

1/2 Cup Water for Blending

3 to 4 Cloves of Coarsely Chopped Garlic

1/2 Tablespoon of Nutritional Yeast

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Julienne slice the zucchini and set aside
  2. Soak the cashews in enough water to cover to cashews (about 1/2 Cup) for at least an hour
  3. Discard the cashew water
  4. Add soaked cashews to a food processor and process for two to three minutes
  5. Add chopped garlic and process until well blended for about 30 seconds
  6. Gradually add 1/2 cup of water until cashews become similar in consistency to ricotta cheese.(the cashew sauce should be thick -- the zucchini will add the needed moisture)
  7. Add the nutritional yeast blend well - set mixture aside
  8. Heat olive oil in frying pan over medium heat and add the zucchini; cook for about 5 to 8 minutes until it becomes bright green in color - and to your desired texture
  9. Turn Zucchini into a pasta bowl - (if it seems watery drain for a few minutes in a strainer before adding to bowl)
  10. Stir the cashew mixture with the zucchini and enjoy!
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2 comments

  1. Cassie

    I seriously need to make cashew sauce, I see it EVERYWHERE! I’m going to have to soak some tonight so I can make this tomorrow :)

    1. Simple and Savory

      You won’t be disappointed!

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