I've been meaning to test out a few vegan Fettuccine Alfredo recipes but haven't really made it a priority because to be honest, I don't even know if I have ever really liked the traditional alfredo sauce. All the butter and cream always left a really weird film in my mouth and it was extremely filling and caloric. It always turned me off. But let's be real here, I was a Kraft macaroni and cheese addict as a kid. You'd think they would go hand in hand, but nope.
This version of Fettuccine Alfredo is definitely not lacking luster. It's fresh and creamy but rich and garlicky as well.
The serving size you see above actually can feed three adults. Because it is a little rich, I like it in small portions with a salad or a smoothie.
Raw Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo Ingredients
Raw Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo Variations
You can feel free to sub the kelp noodles for a real cooked pasta noodle if you'd prefer. It won't be a "raw living" meal anymore but it's still plant-based and delicious. Using regular noodles is a heartier variation and a warmer one at that.
I liked the kelp noodles personally because not only are they a fun raw alternative, but they are low in calories if you're looking for something lighter. You can also try zoodles (raw zucchini peeled into long noodles) for another raw vegan option.
Note: I am a big fan of calories and not a fan of cutting them or counting them, but I sometimes get tired of huge bowls of pasta - gluten-free or not, they are still heavy on digestion.
Kelp noodles are actually not really pasta noodles at all, they are in fact made from seaweed that is full of iodine. Check out this article that discusses everything you need to know about kelp noodles for more interesting information.
Why This Version of Fettuccine Alfredo?
- It's super quick and easy to make in a Vitamix.
- There is no mess with pans and stove top cooking.
- It's dairy-free so there is no milk, cream or cheese like the traditional sauce.
- It's grain-free and almost guilt free as it's packed full of healthy fats and protein.
- There is no added oil.
- It's absolutely delicious.
Raw Vegan Alfredo Sauce Over Kelp Noodles
- 1 package Kelp noodles
- ½ cup Raw cashews
- ¼ cup Raw pine nuts
- ¼ cup Shelled hemp seeds
- ½ cup Cashew milk
- ⅓ cup Nutritional Yeast
- 1 each Lemon juice only
- 2 cloves Raw garlic peeled
- 1 teaspoon Sea salt
- ½ teaspoon Black pepper
- Garnish Raw asparagus finely chopped
- In a high speed blender container add the nuts and seeds and nutritional yeast. Blend until they turn into a flour consistency.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and blend again. until almost smooth but maybe a tad grainy still for some interesting texture.
- Meanwhile, you'll want to prep the kelp noodles by washing them in warm water and cutting them into desired lengths.
- Garnish with your favorite fresh herbs, salt and pepper add pretty chopped raw asparagus like I did.
- Note: you can soak the nuts and seeds first for an hour if you'd like a creamier sauce and germinated nuts and seeds are easier to digest, but this step isn't crucial for the final product or taste.
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My sauce recipe is adapted from this recipe.