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Meatless Monday-Raw Fettuccine Alfredo

My Pilates instructor pointed me in the direction of today’s Meatless Monday recipe and I was so pleased with the outcome that I had to tell you about it.  During one Pilates session, we were talking about how much we love fettuccine Alfredo, but don’t like all of the calories that go along with it.  Gina told me about a raw cashew fettuccine Alfredo recipe that had the consistency and similar taste to Alfredo sauce, so I couldn’t wait to try it!  It comes from them blog, Rawified.  Follow the recipe below and enjoy!  I changed a few things around, but the original recipe is HERE.

1 Medium Zucchini

1 Medium Squash

1/2 Cup Cashews

1/4 Cup Water

1 TBSP Lemon Juice

Pepper, Salt, and Garlic Salt to taste

Nutmeg (optional), to garnish

1 TBSP Parsley (optional), to garnish

Parmesan Cheese (optional), to garnish

Fettuccine Alfredo Ingredients

Fettuccine Alfredo Ingredients

Using a vegetable peeler, peel zucchini and squash into long noodle shaped strips

Zucchini and Squash "Pasta"

Zucchini and Squash “Pasta”

In a blender or food processor, grind cashews to a fine powder, then add the water, lemon juice, pepper, salt, and garlic salt

Process until a smooth and creamy consistency is reached, adding more water if needed

Alfredo Sauce

Alfredo Sauce

Toss your noodles in the sauce

Tossing the Fettuccine with the Alfredo

Tossing the Fettuccine with the Alfredo

Plate the fettuccine and add chopped parsley, nutmeg, and cheese to garnish (if using)

Microwave for about 30 seconds (if you prefer your fettuccine warm)

Raw Fettuccine Alfredo

Raw Fettuccine Alfredo

This makes a large serving for one person, but will serve two people if using as a side dish

At first I ate the meal without heating it up, but I decided to try heating it up since pasta is typically warm when served.  I liked the Fettuccine better warm because I think it had a more of a traditional Alfredo taste.

Another tip is you can also use carrots in the “pasta” as well.  I hope you give this recipe a try!

Stay hungry…

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