I was playing around in the kitchen for lunch last week when I came up with this delicious recipe. It feels really decadent and will definitely satisfy you. I started off with some cashews I had soaked, and added ingredients that reminded me of alfredo sauce. I’m sure it doesn’t taste anything like real alfredo, but it’s close enough! I served this over zucchini noodles that I made using a vegetable peeler.

If you don’t like nutmeg, feel free to leave it out. I happen to love it, so I added a lot more than I wrote in the recipe below. You can use ground nutmeg, but I used freshly grated.

Rockin’ Raw-fredo Sauce (serves 1-2)

1 cup raw cashews, soaked
Juice of 1 lemon
1 clove garlic
1 1/2 Tbs stone-ground mustard
2 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil
1/8-1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 Tbs fresh chives, minced
2 Tbs chopped sun-dried tomatoes
1-2 zucchini, made into noodles using a vegetable peeler

In a blender or food processor, blend the cashews, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, oil, water, nutmeg, salt and pepper until smooth. Season to taste. Add chives and sun-dried tomatoes, and pulse to incorporate into the sauce, but don’t blend all the way.

Toss with zucchini noodles, and then devour. 🙂

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