One of the things I love to do is find ways to make my life easy, I call it the “Easy Button”. My favourite go-to item is usually a base sauce that I make; a raw vegan Alfredo sauce that I make ahead of time and that I can mix and match with different things to create different meals. I even mentioned this on the Bond Appetit Podcast Recipe 009.
The back story
Quick and easy recipe for dinner
I am not usually an olive fan except in a tapenade and then too the flavours of an olive can be strong for me. But I tell ya, this combo is HEAVENLY. My husband even requests this particular combo and for someone who is a meat and potatoes kind of guy, I was ecstatic to find something raw vegan he loves. I have mixed this sauce with light marinara or spaghetti sauce, i’ve had it plain and sometimes I will sprinkle a mixture of crumbled cashews and garlic (as an alternative to Parmesan cheese) or cauliflower and garlic. It can be garnished with some tapenade and/or basil. I’ve included the recipes to make your own tapenade and pesto to have and freeze/store.
One note of caution…
There are a lot of nuts in this recipe and while nuts contain a good fats, they shouldn’t be over consumed either hence adding a zucchini to the Alfredo sauce keeps the ratios balanced. Happy eats folks!