The ultimate Vegan Alfredo that will blow away all your guests, shock them that it is dairy-free and takes just 20 minutes to make. Rich, creamy, decadent and just 7 ingredients and without any butter or oil!
Sometimes the most amazing recipes happen as the result of impromptu recipes. This recipe is one of those times. I was planning on making my Vegan Garlic Alfredo for dinner one night, but realized I was too low on cashews (gasp!) and out of lemon juice. So, I decided to just throw together some ingredients and wing it with what I had and holy moly, this one turned out richer and sooo amazing. I double dare you to make this for somebody (don't tell them it's not full of butter or cream) and tell me they don't love it. While I love my original (it's the most popular recipe on the blog).
HOW TO MAKE VEGAN ALFREDO
To make this vegan alfredo in just 20 minutes you will need:
brown rice flour
apple cider vinegar
some dried Italian herbs
apple cider vinegar
It's quite different than my original, which uses a lot of cooked onions and garlic, this one does not. But this one with the rice flour makes it so creamy. My husband scarfed it down SO fast and said "this is the best you've ever made". We both debated on me calling it "Restaurant Style Alfredo". It is just that creamy and good.
The apple cider vinegar gives a more cheesy taste than lemon juice. The Italian herbs I just decided to add on a whim, they are totally optional, but give an underlying depth of herb flavor. Combining all of that together resulted in some seriously, amazing vegan alfredo sauce!
You will start out by adding the cashew butter, brown rice flour, apple cider vinegar, Italian herbs, nutritional yeast, salt and just blend them up in your blender. I used my Vitamix.
Add them to a pan and it will be very thin (like water), as in the above picture, but after just a few minutes of cooking, it will turn out creamy and fabulous like this.
I'm not kidding that it comes together in 20 minutes. It took exactly 19 minutes to do the pasta from start to finish and only 12-15 minutes for the sauce. No need to soak cashews, chop veggies, none of that!
This is also perfect for all of you that don't have high powered blenders needed for raw cashews in so many sauces. There is absolutely no chance of grittiness in this sauce.
People always think you need butter or oil or cheese for dishes to taste good and nearly every alfredo recipe out there contains those or oils. This alfredo sauce is so healthy, gluten-free, good for you and is 100% oil-free. It is also just 8 ingredients (+salt). Can it get any easier?
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I will be dying to hear what you all think of this amazing 20 Minute Vegan Alfredo!! Please, please come leave feedback below and star rate it after you make it.
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