Dairy Free Buffalo Alfredo Sauce
This dairy free buffalo Alfredo sauce is the perfect way to get a creamy sauce that is vegan and void of dairy thanks to its base of cashews. This recipe can be used as part of a low carb, paleo, whole30 or dairy free way of eating.
I’m continuing my buffalo sauce recipe streak but are you really that surprised?
Typically buffalo sauce is not always something that can be enjoyed by those who eat vegan or dairy free. Luckily, The New Primal has a line of buffalo sauces that are completely vegan and dairy free AND come in varying levels of spice for your liking.
I pretty much cook with the medium buffalo sauce for all recipes because it is just the right amount of heat for me, but if you like things more spicy or less spicy you have options!
🌿 Vegan Buffalo Sauce Ingredients
Typically, buffalo sauce is made with hot sauce and mixed with butter or ghee. In The New Primal buffalo sauce, the ingredients are completely vegan and contain:
- Distilled Vinegar
- Cayenne Pepper
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Tapioca Starch
- Xanthan Gum
🥣 How to make Vegan Dairy Free Buffalo Alfredo
1️⃣ this recipe you need 2 cups of raw cashews that soak in water for a couple of hours until they are soft enough to be blended. I have always soaked for a minimum of 6 hours and it’s work just fine. You can also soak them in boiling water for an hour or two to decrease the soaking time.
2️⃣After draining and rinsing the cashews, add them to a high speed blender along with the buffalo sauce, water, garlic and black pepper.
3️⃣Blend all the ingredients together until a thick sauce is formed. Feel free to add more or less water depending on the desired consistency of your sauce.
4️⃣The sauce can then be heated over medium low heat in a sauce pan and added to your meal.
🍽️ Serving Dairy Free Buffalo Alfredo Sauce
- Serve dairy free buffalo Alfredo sauce over:
- Regular or gluten free pasta
- Zucchini Noodles
- Butternut Squash Noodles
- Spaghetti Squash Noodles
- Add some diced cooked chicken breast
- Use it to bind a casserole
♻️ Storing & Reheating
- Dairy free buffalo alfredo sauce should be stored in an air tight container for up to 5 days in the fridge.
- To reheat, put sauce in a saucepan over medium low heat, be careful not to burn.
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Dairy Free Buffalo Alfredo Sauce
- 2 cups Raw cashews
- ½ cup [Mild Buffalo Sauce]
- 1 cup Water
- ½ tsb Garlic powder
- ⅛ tsp Ground black pepper
- In a large bowl, soak 2 cups of cashews in enough water that is 2 inches above the cashews for at least 3 hours. Cashews will expand to 3 cups, so they need room to do so.
- Rinse and drain cashews and add to a high-speed blender along with water, buffalo sauce, garlic powder and black pepper.
- Start by pulsing the blender, moving it to a lower speed and then up higher as cashews begin to break down and form a sauce. You may need to use the plunger attachment or add more water to create the desired sauce consistency.
- Remove from blender and heat over medium low heat in a saucepan before using. Since the sauce is made of cashews, it can burn easy, so keep stirring while heating.
- Pour over pasta, zucchini noodles, or spaghetti squash noodles and add chicken for a hearty buffalo chicken alfredo pasta!
- Store leftover dairy free buffalo alfredo sauce in an airtight container for up to 5 days.