Cashew Alfredo Sauce {Dairy Free + Paleo + Whole30 Compliant}

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I knew when I started Whole30 this month I would be inspired to come up with some new compliant recipes.  You guys, this Cashew Alfredo Sauce is awesome!!  You won’t feel deprived of anything when you pour this over some zoodles or spaghetti squash for dinner.  Tracy came over last week and tested this out.  She loved it too!How to make creamy, dairy free, Alfredo Sauce. This is great on zoodles.
If you have been planning your weekly meals do yourself a favor and put this on next weeks menu.  This cashew alfredo sauce is really simple to make and just requires a little preparation (remembering to soak the cashews).  I soaked my cashews for 6 hours the day of but you can let them soak all night if that is easier.
How to make creamy, dairy free, Alfredo Sauce. This is great on zoodles.

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How to make creamy, dairy free, Alfredo Sauce.

I have surprised myself with how easy going this round of Whole30 has been.  It’s day 15 and I feel pretty amazing. One of the things I was most looking forward to was biting into an apple and enjoying it like it were dessert.  I had one tonight while watching Making a Murderer and that feeling has returned!  It’s amazing how cutting out sugar can really liven up your taste buds. As far as the ease with Whole30, I think having experience doing one before and just knowing what foods I like has made all the difference.

How to make creamy, dairy free, Alfredo Sauce. This is great on zoodles.

I can’t wait to get to day 30 and I’m already thinking about trying to make it a Whole60…COULD I do it!? It seems like a reach but I thought I would never make it 30 days my first time around and somehow I did.  I think I’ll wait and see how I feel come day 30 and wether or not I need some paleo treats.  I pulled out my beach wearing shorts yesterday and they are VERY snug.  We are going to go beach camping in 8 weeks for Spring break and I need them to fit! I could do it right? Anyone want to join me?
How to make creamy, dairy free, Alfredo Sauce. This is great on zoodles.

Cashew Alfredo Sauce {Dairy Free + Paleo + Whole30 Compliant}

 Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw cashews 
  • 1.5-2 cups almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 head of garlic (8-10 cloves)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Soak cashews in water at least 6 hours or overnight.
  2. Cut off the top of garlic, coat with about 1 teaspoon olive oil, wrap in aluminum foil and bake at 350 for 40 minutes.
  3. Saute onions in 1 teaspoon of olive oil until onions become translucent.
  4. Place all ingredients in food processor or high speed blender. (just squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out right into the blender)
  5. Blend until creamy. If needed, add more almond milk. (I always start with 1.5 cups and add more as needed)
  6. Enjoy over your favorite zoodles or use as a dipping sauce for chicken. MMMmmm.
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How to make creamy, dairy free, Alfredo Sauce.

How to make creamy, dairy free, Alfredo Sauce. This is great on zoodles.
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Cashew Alfredo Sauce {Dairy Free + Paleo + Whole30 Compliant}

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Ingredients 

  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 1.5-2 cups almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 head of garlic, 8-10 cloves
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions 

  • Soak cashews in water at least 6 hours or overnight.
  • Cut off the top of garlic, coat with about 1 teaspoon olive oil, wrap in aluminum foil and bake at 350 for 40 minutes.
  • Saute onions in 1 teaspoon of olive oil until onions become translucent.
  • Place all ingredients in food processor or high speed blender. (just squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out right into the blender)
  • Blend until creamy. If needed, add more almond milk. (I always start with 1.5 cups and add more as needed)
  • Enjoy over your favorite zoodles or use as a dipping sauce for chicken. MMMmmm.
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  1. Do you drain or squeeze the water out of the cashews once soaked overnight or do they absorb it? First try, and how much water “just cover” ? Help ! Thanks

    1. Did you try this with Coconut Milk? I would like to try but my child cannot tolerate Almond milk. Thank you!