Raw Mac and Cheese
Thank you for patiently waiting for this recipe; I know several of you have been wondering where I’ve been! After the closing of Cleanse America I felt the need to take a little break, unplug, and focus on myself and my clients. It’s been lovely and now I’m ready to reconnect with all of you!
I am really excited to share this recipe because I frequently get requests for gluten free and dairy free recipes. This one fits the bill and is super delicious and decadent. It’s also extremely versatile and can be adapted in many ways.
For the sauce you’ll need:
- 1 ¾ cups raw cashews
- 2 Tbs lemon juice
- 2 Tbs water
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 1/2 medium shallot
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder
- dash of cayenne
- dash of turmeric
- 1 clove garlic
- black pepper to taste
Blend all ingredients in a VitaMix until smooth.
For the noodles you’ll need:
- 4-5 medium sized yellow squash or zucchini
- sea salt
Use a spiral slicer to slice the noodles into a “spaghetti” shape.
Place zucchini noodles in a bowl and sprinkle lightly with sea salt. Use your hands to toss the noodles. Let sit for about 30-45 min. This will cause the squash to sweat and release it’s moisture, making a softer noodle. Then place zucchini noodles in a clean dish rag and squeeze out any remaining moisture.
For the Brazil Nut Parmesan topping:
- 1 cup Brazil Nuts
- 1 tsp chopped garlic
- 1/3 sea salt
In a food processor, process all ingredients until fine.
Combine the sauce with the zucchini noodles and mix well. Sprinkle the Brazil Nut Parmesan on top and it’s ready to serve! I wanted some extra greens so I served mine on top of a bed of baby spinach. Delish!!
You could do so many things with this recipe. The cheese sauce can be used as a dairy free sauce over healthy elbow pasta, as a dairy free dip for raw veggies or crackers, or as a sauce over cooked veggies like steamed broccoli.
The noodles are amazing topped with marinara sauce and can be combined with regular dairy cheese as a gluten free alternative. I really love my zucchini noodles topped with sauteed veggies too!
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I hope you have as much fun with this dish as I did!!
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