The other day I was craving something creamy and nourishing for lunch. I had a package of wakame seaweed, a bunch of zucchini, and lots of cashews… so this yummy dish was born. When wakame is soaked, its actually got the texture of soft cooked noodles so sometimes I like to combine it with zucchini noodles for raw pasta. I garnished it with diced red pepper, and a sprinkle of hemp seeds and nutritional yeast to be like parmesan, and smoked paprika for a flavour kick.
Creamy Zucchini Alfredo
Very full 3/4 cup cashews
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon himalayan salt
Blend all ingredients until completely smooth and creamy. Toss with the noodles.
3-4 zucchini, peeled and spiralized
Soaked, roughly chopped wakame, optional
Diced red pepper
Recipe by Chef Heather Pace, www.sweetlyraw.com