Creamy Vegan Alfredo With Vegetables

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This delicious pasta  is comfort food at its best. Its spring and asparagus are in season, they are at their peak.  I also added fresh peas and bell pepper, for added nutrition and flavors!

Asparagus are loaded with nutrients, they are a very good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enables insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells.

They contain glutathione, a detoxifying compound that helps break down carcinogens and protect the body from harmful compounds like free radicals. They help to prevent and fight certain types of cancer, such as breast, colon, lung and bone. They contain high levels of the amino acid asparagine, which acts as a natural diuretic, removing excess fluid from the body along with excess salts; especially beneficial for those suffering with hypertension and heart disease. Asparagus contain many anti-inflammatory nutrients, such as asparagus saponins and the flavonoids rutin, quercetin, rutin, and isorhamnetin, which all help to fight against autoimmune disorders such as arthritis and asthma. There are many gluten free pastas on the market, I love to use brown rice pasta but you can use whichever you prefer.

Ingredients

For: 6 people

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. For the last 3 minutes add asparagus, bell pepper and green peas to boiling water and cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Drain using colander and set aside. Place cashews, water, onion, garlic, yeast flakes, and salt in a blender. Process until smooth, scraping down sides.
  3. Transfer sauce into a large saucepan, cook stirring constantly on medium heat until thickened. Stir in pasta, vegetables, dried herbs to fully coat with sauce. Delicious served with salad!
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  1. christina aliperti

    Ok, I am making this tomorrow! I can’t believe that a vegan dish could be so creamy and rich.

  2. Lindsay Satmary
    5.07

    I haven’t had asparagus in awhile and I love pasta so this definitely sounds delicious! I think I’ll add it to my weekly menu. Great idea!

  3. If I didn’t’ have to soak the cashews, I’d make this for dinner! So with that, I’ll have to plan for this one.

    Yum it does look!

    Thank you for sharing.
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  4. If I didn’t’ have to soak the cashews, I’d make this for dinner! So with that, I’ll have to plan for this one.

    Yum it does look!

    Thank you for sharing.

  5. Kathy Kenny Ngo
    5.07

    I like that it seems doable and can easily be cooked and made. My son is addicted to pasta.

  6. Ohh I love traditional alfredo but this sounds amazing as well! I might have to give it a try and see how it stacks up :)

  7. Lawrence Hamilton

    That looks awesome. Especially for a picnic. Add wine, find a free concert and voila! Thank you ! :)

  8. That looks delicious! One of my favorite pasta sauces is Alfredo, simply because it’s made from milk. It’s amazing how you were able to make this without it. Thanks for the recipe, this is a cool alternative!

  9. Michelle Gwynn Jones

    My sister just flipped over how beautiful the Asparagus looked at the store. I don’t like them, but I could appreciate her response.

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