Raw Vegan Alfredo Sauce With Shiitake Mushrooms

March 29, 2010 by Keri

I’ve been wanting to make a vegan alfredo sauce for a long time now, so when my Twitter friend Mariesa tweeted about her raw alfredo (you can find her raw recipe blog here), I decided to give it a try!  I wasn’t exactly sure how much of seasoning I wanted to add, so I kept opening the food processor to “test” until it was just right.  I had absolutely no idea how delicious it was going to be, and not only did we eat everything on our plates; we were looking for things to clean the remaining sauce off of them with so not a drop went to waste.  Yep, that good.  For the dish, I used whole wheat penne and dehydrated shiitake mushrooms, using the broth from rehydrated mushrooms in the alfredo.  This sauce is most definitely going to be a staple around here.  I can’t wait to make it for my nonvegan extended family!

Vegan Pasta Recipes


  • 3/4 cup hot shiitake broth (or hot water)
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

In food processor combine ingredients until well blended and smooth.  Enjoy!

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  1. Danielle (Coffee Run) says:

    I love the idea of a raw sauce- they’re so easy to throw together!

    I’ve eaten all the sauce off my plate many times. No shame 🙂

  2. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) says:

    omg that looks soo good, and as with any raw sauces, you just feel so much better eating them!

  3. BlessedMama says:

    Hmm, looks simple and yummy. Thanks for the post!

  4. Amanda says:

    These do look cheesylicious, and it sounds so simple! I’m going to have to try this, maybe throw some peas in there! Looks fantastic!

  5. Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama says:

    This looks divine!

  6. Keri says:

    You’re welcome, BlessedMama! 🙂

    Amanda, peas sound good too! Why do I never have peas?! I’ll have to fix that!

    I was so surprised at how quick it was, Danielle!! I mean I knew there wasn’t really work involved, but I turned on the food processor and once it was done I was like, oh.. that’s really it! 😀 No shame in plate licking!

    Thank you, Averie! I think this was my first raw sauce (to make, I mean) and I have to say it’s an amazing thing!!

    (We’re working on making it so that comments can be replied to- that will be so much easier! Thank you all SO much for stopping by and for your comments- it means so much to me!)

  7. Michelle says:

    Just found your blog and will be coming back often!

    Did you soak the cashews?

    • Keri says:

      Thank you! 🙂 When I made the sauce for this post I soaked them for quite some time, but last night I just soaked them for a couple hours.