This sauce does not include dairy cream–only creamy cashew goodness! So, this is good for those who do not tolerate milk products, or if you are trying to eat more plant based, or just enjoy cashews! This cashew cream is a healthier alternative to alfredo sauce.
The first trick is finding raw cashews. Luckily, I spotted them in the bulk foods section of my grocery store. You will need to soak the cashews overnight in water, or if you don’t have the time or patience for this (like me), you can microwave them in water for 2 minutes. The fast track method doesn’t give you the smoothest cashew cream, but it works.
In my opinion, cashews are the number one best alternative to a cheese when looking for a non-processed, still healthy substitute. Fake cheeses don’t work well and are often processed. At least this has flavor!
I added natural chicken sausage to mine for some protein. You could grill chicken and add it, or shrimp, or tofu (for a vegetarian/vegan recipe). However, adding peas does add some protein and make the dish a complete protein.