1 1/4 cup raw cashews (I buy these babies in bulk from Natural Grocers as I use them A LOT!)
1 ½ cups water
4 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. minced garlic
pinch of nutmeg
1 ½ tsp. sea salt
Cooked fettucine or other favorite pasta (I always use the organic fettucine from Whole Foods -- it costs $1.29/box -- pretty good price!)
- In a blender, grind cashews into a fine powder. I have a Vitamix (and I couldn't imagine my life without it!) If you have a regular blender, you may want to soak the cashews in filtered water for a couple of hours. Then, drain the cashews and blend them.) Add water, lemon juice, garlic, nutmeg and salt. Blend until completely smooth.
- Transfer sauce to a small saucepan over medium heat and whisk as you bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes, whisking regularly.
- Serve over hot pasta. Enjoy!