Espaguetis de calabacín con salsa Alfredo-aroa-fernandez

Zucchini Noodles With Alfredo Sauce

Aroa Fernández Ferrer
Alfredo sauce is originally from Rome and is a mixture of butter, Parmesan cheese and heavy cream, pepper and salt. You will be surprised that this vegan version does not detract from the original flavor.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean, Vegan

Ingredients
  

Noodles

  • 1 medium zucchini per person
  • 1 tbsp sliced almonds per person

Sauce

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp crushed garlic or dried garlic flakes
  • 1 tbsp nutmeg
  • 4 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 medium to large lemon
  • 2 tbsp brewer's yeast "levadura de cerveza"
  • 50 gr soaked cashews see notes below for a quick 15-minute version
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds "semillas de cáñamo"
  • 10 gr pine nuts "piñones"
  • pinch freshly ground pepper
  • pinch ground sea salt

Instructions
 

How to make zucchini noodles

  • The ideal tool to turn vegetables into noodles is called a spiralizer. You simply cut off the ends and place the zucchini in a horizontal position and turn the manual crank.
  • If you don't have a spiralizer, you can also use a mandoline. The mandoline creates julienne noodles that are slightly thicker than a peeler, but does it in half the time. The blades are SUPER sharp on a mandoline, so please always use the plastic holder or a cut-resistant glove.

Preparing the noodles

  • Option 1: add them directly to the sauce
  • Option 2: Add 1/2 tsp sea salt to pull water out of the zucchini.
  • Option 3: If you prefer to eat your noodles hot, simply saute them in a pan with a bit of oil and some sliced garlic. They will be spectacular.

Prepare the sauce

  • Add the rest of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Serving suggestion

  • Prepare individual bowls filled with zucchini noodles, add the sauce and top with sliced almonds. Enjoy!

Notes

How to soak cashews in 15-minutes.
  1. Place cashews in a small pot and cover with water. Bring water to boil.
  2. Add a spritz of lemon juice.
  3. Cover and remove from heat.
  4. Let stand for 15 minutes. Drain.
 
A note about nutmeg:
Nutmeg is one of the most powerful aphrodisiacs we can find in nature. It has a special taste and smell that, when added to the food we cook, it stimulates the central nervous system which helps with anxiety and stress. It also helps with sleep and contains an enzyme that helps keep skin firm and youthful looking for a longer time. It also has antibacterial properties (used as an ingredient in toothpaste) which eliminates the bacteria responsible for halitosis and cavities. It can also work as a sedative which can be very useful when you have a toothache.
Keyword pasta alternative, vegan, vegetable noodles, zucchini noodles

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