Pasta with Asparagus and Creamy Mushroom Sauce

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Pasta with Asparagus and Creamy Mushroom Sauce

  • Author: The Healthy Family and Home and Recipe Redux

Description

Traditional creamy mushroom sauces usually contain butter, heavy cream and cheese. This version is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and made with clean, healthy ingredients.


Ingredients

  • 1 pound cooked organic pasta (16 ounces, gluten-free, if necessary)

For the asparagus

  • 12 stalks organic asparagus (diced)
  • 2 teaspoons organic extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves organic garlic (freshly crushed)
  • 1 – 2 pinch Himalayan pink salt

For the sauce

  • 4 cups organic crimini mushrooms (or white button mushrooms)
  • 1 1/2 cup organic cashews
  • 1 1/2 cup distilled/purified water
  • 4 cloves organic garlic (freshly crushed)
  • 2 tablespoons organic shallots (diced)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon organic dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon organic extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt

Instructions

  1. Prepare the pasta: Prepare the pasta according to the package directions. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the asparagus: In a skillet, add all the ingredients for the asparagus (diced asparagus, olive oil, garlic, Himalayan pink salt) and saute on high heat for 2 – 3 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the sauce: Add all the ingredients for the mushroom sauce to a Vitamix and blend until creamy and smooth. Adjust seasonings, if needed.
  4. Assembly: In a large mixing bowl, add the cooked pasta, diced/sauteed asparagus and mushroom sauce together and gently toss until it is well combined.

Best when served immediately.

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