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5 Minute Creamy Vegan Blender Red Sauce








Hello & Happy Thursday!!







For some, January is all about adding more plants to your plate. Feel like you have to skip all your favorite foods like pasta? Negative. Pasta is actually the perfect medium to pack on the veggies whether it’s throwing them in the mix or my personal favorite, adding them to the sauce! 


You can mask just about any veggies in a pasta sauce that the options are endless! 


Stressed about making your own sauce? You can easily throw it in a blender with a handful of other kitchen staples and boom, you have a homemade sauce! Feel like pasta doesn’t fill you up when it doesn’t feature an animal protein? Think again! With just a 1 cup of cashews you can add body to your pasta sauce, nutrients, and plant protein making it much more filling than just noodles and everyday sauce!





What’s great about this recipe? Everything. It’s so versatile in the sense that you mix up the herbs, add veggies, use ready made sauce, it’s affordable, perfect for any season, takes minutes to throw together, the cashews add the perfect texture, and offer protein to actually keep you full!




If you’re searching for a seamless homemade red sauce or just want to add protein to your favorite sauces, you have to try this recipe for 5 Minute Creamy Vegan Red Sauce!










Why this recipe is great: 






You can use fresh tomatoes, canned, or ready made sauce

Perfect for any season

Cashews add a creaminess to the sauce and protein 

You can add carrots, red bell pepper and more to the sauce

















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5 Minute Creamy Vegan Blender Red Sauce

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  • Author: Gabrielle
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


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  1. Place cashews in boiling water for 10-20 minutes, drain, set aside
  2. In a high power blender throw all the ingredients in, and blend til smooth. If you need to get things moving drizzle in a little more olive oil, vegetable broth or water a little at a time. Adjust the seasonings as desired. *If you’re in a bind and have even less time, but want a filling sauce, throw ready made red sauce and cashews in the blender! (I love Rao’s Arrabiata)
  3. Garnish with chopped parsley or basil, red pepper flakes and vegan parm


  • Prep Time: 5 mins







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  1. If you omit the nuts due to allergies, what would you recommend for a substitute?

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