Dairy-Free Alfredo Cream Sauce
In this dairy-free Alfredo sauce recipe, nondairy silken tofu (smooth soy product with a custard-like texture) and soy-based Parmesan cheese-flavored alternative replace the traditional cream and cheese used. Walnuts help add the nutty flavor of Parmesan cheese.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings (about 3 cups)
One 10.5-ounce package of soft, silken tofu
1/2 cup plain soymilk
1 tablespoon tahini
1 tablespoon white miso
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup soy-based or other nondairy Parmesan-style cheese substitute
1/4 cup toasted walnuts, finely chopped
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth, about 2 minutes.
Heat the mixture over medium heat in a small saucepan until hot but not boiling, about 3 minutes. Toss with hot pasta and serve immediately.
Per serving: Calories 232 (96 from Fat); Fat 11g (Saturated 1g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 136mg; Carbohydrate 16g (Dietary Fiber 9g); Protein 23g.