Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Chickpea Alfredo with Spring Veggies

Source: Better Homes & Gardens

1/2 cup raw cashews
12 oz. fettuccine
1 cup sliced fresh asparagus
2 cups lightly packed fresh spinach or arugula
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
1 3/4 cup water
1/4 cup chickpea flour
1 TB lemon juice
1 TB olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

1. In small bowl combine cashews & enough boiling water to cover; soak 20 minutes & drain.
2. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions, adding asparagus the last 3 minutes, and spinach/peas the last 1 minute; drain and transfer to large bowl.
3. In a small saucepan whisk together water & flour until smooth. Cook & stir over medium heat just until bubbly.
4. In a blender combine soaked cashews, flour mixture, & remaining ingredients. Cover & blend until smooth. Add to pasta mixture and toss to coat.