How to Make Alfredo Sauce….without Dairy


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped shallots
  • 1/8 teaspoon unrefined sea salt (plus more to taste)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon non-fortified nutritional yeast (such as Sari Foodsbrand)
  • 3 pinches nutmeg
  • 2 whole garlic cloves


  1. Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the shallots and saute 4 to 5 minutes, or until softened. Season with salt to taste.
  2. Transfer the sauteed shallots to a high speed blender (I like Vitamix) and add the water, cashews, lemon juice, white pepper, non-fortified nutritional yeast, 3 pinches of nutmeg and the garlic. Process on high speed for 1 full minute, or until mixture is smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour the mixture into the saucepan and heat over low, stirring constantly, for about 2 minutes, or until warmed through. Add more water if necessary. Serve warm.