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Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo
with zucchini noodles / broccoli / peas

Active: 40 Total: 40

Cashew cream sauce and zucchini noodles make this a pasta-inspired meal that's both vegan and paleo-friendly. You'll get plenty of green vegetables out of the deal too!
Smarts #1: If you have a high-speed blender, the raw cashews should easily blend into a smooth cream. If using a regular blender or food processor, soak them in water for 4 hours to soften. Drain well before using.



Vegan Alfredo Sauce:
  • Cashews, raw - 1 cup
  • Tahini - 2 Tbsp
  • Garlic - 2 cloves , peeled
  • Water - 1/2 cup , plus more as needed
  • Oil, olive - 2 Tbsp
  • Bragg's / coconut aminos - 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo:
  • Broccoli florets - 10 oz , finely chopped
  • Zucchini - 12 oz , turned into noodles with a spiralizer or peeler or chopped
  • Peas, frozen - 1 cup
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Red pepper flakes (opt) - for serving
  • Black pepper - for serving


  1. Make cashew cream sauce - (See note about soaking cashews ahead of time if not using a high powered blender.) Combine cashews, tahini, garlic cloves, water, olive oil, aminos, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper (portion for cashew cream) in a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy, adding more water as needed. Taste and add more salt if needed. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Broccoli - Chop into florets (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  3. Zucchini - Turn zucchini into 'noodles' with a spiralizer, peel off strips with a peeler, or slice into cubes. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

  4. Peas - Defrost and drain.

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  1. Place broccoli florets in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover with a damp paper towel and steam in the microwave until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Set aside.

  2. If cashew sauce was made ahead, reheat in the microwave until warm. Stir well. 

  3. Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat. Add cooking oil and then zucchini with a sprinkle of salt. Saute until zucchini is tender, ~2 minutes for zucchini noodles and 5 to 6 minutes for zucchini cubes. 

  4. Fold broccoli and peas into zucchini. Transfer to a serving plate and drizzle cashew sauce over top. Finish with red pepper flakes and black pepper. Enjoy!



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