creamy ‘alfredo’ sauce with kelp noodles


winter is in full swing here in colorado and the desire for heavier meals has ascended. creamy cashew alfredo sauce with kelp noodles is a wonderfully nutritious, healthy alternative to any traditional creamy pasta dish. kelp noodles are used the same way you would use spaghetti, but come in the form of a completely raw, natural and unprocessed product that host an abundance of nutritional benefits. this is an excellent, wheat and gluten free, high-raw/living, completely vegan meal that has won affection from even the most committed meat and potato eating friends i have shared dinner with.

although cashews are most commonly known as a nut, botanically speaking they are seeds. cashews contain adequate amounts of magnesium that help the body to battle high blood pressure, muscles spasms, migraine headaches, as well as, fight fatigue. they have a zero percent cholesterol content, they are high in fiber and ultimately they are satisfying, yet filling.

creamy cashew ‘alfredo’ sauce

2 cups cashews, soaked at least 6 hours and rinsed well

1 cup water

1/2 cup tightly packed arugula

3 tablespoons nutritional yeast (optional, not raw but responsible for cheesey-ness)

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 teaspoons sea salt

1 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

place all ingredients in a blender and run 2-3 minutes to blend well. makes 9-10 ounces. reserve refrigerated, in a glass jar for up to one week.

kelp noodles

1 package of kelp noodles

soak in warm water to ‘soften’ the noodles. drain in colandar 5-10 minutes.

to serve

mix 2 cups kelp noodles to 1/2 cup creamy cashew alfrado sauce. optional, as shown in the above photo, top with micro greens and/or cherry tomatoes. makes 2 servings.



14 Responses to “creamy ‘alfredo’ sauce with kelp noodles”
  1. Joelle says:

    Maybe this is a silly question, but will the arugula taste be balanced out in this sauce? I am not a fan of eating it on its own in a salad. Does it lend something special to the sauce?

    • Jessica says:

      not a silly question at all. i’m a greens lover and tend to add them to everything most basically for their nutritional content. the arugula here has a zesty peppery-ness that i really like and friends who don’t care for arugula have been surprised to find out it’s even in there.

  2. Tasia Bruderer says:

    I have never even heard of Kelp noodles! This looks absolutely amazing! I’ll be adding it to my next Meal plan list. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This looks absolutely scrumptious and I LOVE the cashew sauce. I live in Colorado too, and the weather has definitely taken its time to warm up!

  4. Kate says:

    I have been hearing so much about cashew sauces lately. I will have to try it! It sounds delicious.

  5. Vet Leow says:

    I have not heard of kelp noodles before…I guess its like seaweed noodles! I would really love to try it and will try to find it in my local organic store….

  6. I love love love cashews. This looks delicious and light!

  7. This looks so yummy! Can’t wait to try!


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