by ADMIN on JULY 18, 2012
I’m a mind reader. Here’s what you’re thinking: “Ew, Rachel. I will never try that! Gross.”
But I can also see the future. And here’s what you’ll be saying after putting on your Big Girl (or Big Boy) pants and making it: “Holy cow. It’s actually super delicious. I’m impressed that a sauce made with tofu can actually taste like an alfredo sauce!”
And that’s all I have to say about that.
(PS – This tastes the BEST topped with a few chopped walnuts, craisins or raisins, and unsweetened shredded coconut). Mm.
(PPS – This recipe calls for Nutritional Yeast, which is flaked yeast that’s high in many of the B vitamins that are typically lacking in a vegetarian/vegan diet. It makes everything taste cheesy. Again, don’t say gross until you add a tablespoon or two to a sauce or dish!)
(PPPS – We spooned this sauce over some delicious Farro, which is a grain that’s very high in fiber and protein. But it would also taste great over some whole wheat pasta.)
(PPPPS – Guess that’s not all I had to say?)
Creamy Tofu Sauce
Author: Adapted from Dailygarnish.com Prep time: 5 mins Total time: 5 mins Serves: 4
Creamy alfredo-like sauce that's completely vegan!
½ block firm tofu
1 sweet potato, cooked and skinned
3 Tbsp nutritional yeast
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
1 cup light coconut milk
1 tsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper
¼ cup chopped walnuts
¼ cup raisins or Craisins
¼ cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
Poke holes in the sweet potato and cook in the microwave on high for about 8 minutes, or until tender. Remove from skin.
Blend all ingredients (from tofu to pepper) in a food processor until smooth.
Scrape into a small sauce pan and whisk over medium heat until bubbly and warm.
Spoon over veggie, pasta, or cooked grains.
Top with walnuts, raisins, and coconut.