Spring is my favorite season of the year. The days are getting longer, the sun is shining, and everything seems to come back to life! Colorful flowers, blooming trees, jumping lambs … it doesn’t take much to make me happy! This Pasta Primavera with Creamy Alfredo Sauce will bring spring to your plate. It’s everything a good plate of pasta needs to be: satisfying, creamy and jam-packed with flavor!

Pasta Primavera With Creamy Alfredo Sauce [Vegan]

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Calories

668

Serves

2

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Ingredients

Alfredo Sauce (makes 6-8 servings):
  • 1 ½ cup of zucchini, peeled and roughly chopped
  • ¾ cup of cashews
  • 2 ½ tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast
  • ½ tablespoon of white ‘Shiro’ miso
  • ½ teaspoon of Himalayan crystal salt or sea salt (or more to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper
Pasta:
  • 4 medium zucchini, peeled and spiralized into pasta
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and spiralized into pasta
Toppings:
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, cut in halves
  • 1 cup of peas, fresh or frozen & thawed
  • 4 stalks of green asparagus, raw & cut into thin slices or steamed
  • 1 small handful of fresh dill
  • 1 small handful of fresh mint
  • 1 small handful of fresh basil
  • ¼ cup of black olives, pitted and finely chopped
  • ¼ cup of raisins, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup of pine nuts, raw or lightly toasted (depending on your taste)
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Preparation

Alfredo Sauce
  1. Combine zucchini, cashews, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, miso, salt and black pepper in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2.  Taste and add more salt if needed.
Pasta:
  1. Peel your zucchini and carrots, and turn them into noodles using a spiralizer or mandolin.
  2. Mix the noodles with the alfredo sauce right before serving.
  3. Top with cherry tomatoes, peas, green asparagus, dill, mint, basil, black olives, raisins and pine nuts.

Notes

This Creamy Alfredo Sauce will stay fresh for at least three days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Add cooked quinoa or cooked legumes such as green lentils, black beans, or chickpeas for extra protein and fiber. This will make a super filling and nutritious meal!

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Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 668 | Carbs: 80g | Fat: 34g | Protein: 25g | Sodium: 1052mg | Sugar: 39g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.