Every time I post a new dairy-free recipe for our collection of dairy-free awesomeness that is the Done with Dairy Toolkit, I just want to start the post with BOOM.
So today, I did it… and I think a Paleo & Vegan Alfredo Sauce recipe deserves it. Don’t you?
This sauce is stacked with simple (wholesome) ingredients, with very little oil or unnecessary additives. No starches, soy, or weird flavorings.
As for the nutritional yeast, it’s a bit up in the air as to whether or not it’s suitable for the paleo diet. Eating copious amounts of it have been shown raise your uric acid levels which leads to insulin resistance… but you have to eat a huge amount of it to experience this. So, I say trust your gut. And, if you’re not into using nutritional yeast, my cream of mushroom soup recipe works as a fantastic paleo pasta sauce!
Because I was making this delectable sauce for Kevin, I used brown rice pasta, but if you’re grain-free you could use:
So many options, no matter your eating style.
Easy recipe. Quick to make… What more could a girl ask for?
Ah yes, to share this recipe (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, email…) with at least 3 of your friends. Think of it as a “payment” for my savory creation ;)
If you do not have access to parsnips or parsley root, I'm sure additional cauliflower could be used.
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As I mention in the recipe, feel free to use extra cauliflower in place of the parsnip and parsley root. It was my first time cooking with parsley root and I was really impressed with the herbal taste it brought in. It’s not that great raw, but cooked… hubba, hubba!
The alcohol in the cooking wine is cooked off during the saute process. If you don’t want to include it, no worries. I could add the stuff to every savory dish. It adds so much bold flavor!
You’ll want to cook the veggies until they’re nice and soft, like this. A film should develop on the side of the pot. That’s normal.
Add the yeast, mustard, lemon, salt and pepper, blend, and add to a pasta of your choice!