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Roasted Asparagus with Cashew Hollandaise

Ingredients

 

1/4 cup raw cashews

 

1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds

 

1 tsp raw sesame seeds

 

Olive oil

 

2 shallots

 

Few sprigs fresh minced thyme and parsley

 

Juice of 1 lemon

 

1 tsp zest of lemon

 

2 1/2 Tbsps nutritional yeast

 

1/8 tsp turmeric

 

Salt to taste

 

 

 

Hollandaise Directions:

 

Place cashews, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds in small bowl and cover with just enough water to cover. Soak for 6-8 hours.

 

Sauté the shallots until caramelized then add sea salt, thyme and parsley.

 

Deglaze the pan by adding the lemon juice and using a spatula to release the flavorful bits.

 

Scrape shallot reduction into a clean blender and add the presoaked nuts and seeds, along with soak water, lemon zest, turmeric and nutritional yeast.

 

Blend until creamy and smooth.

 

Thin sauce to your desired consistency with either water or more lemon juice.

 

Dip the asparagus into the sauce and enjoy!

 

 

Asparagus Ingredients:

 

1 lb Aspargus

 

1 Tbsp olive oil

 

Salt to taste

 

Asparagus Directions:

 

Preheat oven to 350 oF.

 

Prepare a parchment or foil covered baking sheet

 

Coat each stalk with olive oil.

 

Place stalks on single layer of sheet pan and sprinkle with salt to taste.

 

Roast about 10 minutes until gently browned and fork tender.

 

Serve immediately, as a side vegetable with a healthy drizzle of the cashew hollandaise.

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