Serves 4 | Ready in 30 minutes
Play around with whatever toppings strike your fancy. The dish is shown here with hemp hearts, fresh thyme sprigs and extra strips of roasted bell pepper, but you can also try other chopped herbs, extra nutritional yeast or crumbled tempeh.
Bring large pot of salted water to boil. Add pasta of choice and cook according to package instructions.
While pasta cooks, transfer cashews, roasted peppers, garlic, onion powder, nutritional yeast, miso, lemon, salt and pepper to blender, along with 1/3 cup water. Blend until smooth, adding 1 to 2 Tbsp extra water if sauce is overly thick or difficult to blend (should be about the texture of alfredo sauce). Taste sauce and add salt and pepper as desired.
When pasta is ready, drain and fold in sauce (you may not use all of it; if you have some left over, it can be thinned and used as salad dressing!). Divide pasta onto plates and add desired toppings. Serve. Leftover sauce will keep for up to 5 days in airtight container in fridge.
This recipe is part of the Perfectly Simple Summer Meals collection.
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