This is one of those things I threw together for dinner based on what was left in the pantry and it turned out so good I had to share (or at least document for myself so I can make it again!)
Nathan and Jane both loved it, and weren’t put off by the bright orange color. We served it over pasta, but it’d be just as good mixed with any other grain or as a dip for veggies. It’s so rich and creamy it’s hard to believe it’s made up of about half veggies, lots of protein, and just a bit of good fats.
White Bean Carrot Cream Sauce
-5 medium carrots, peeled and steamed a few minutes until soft
-1 can white cannellini/great northern beans, drained and rinsed
-1/4 cup raw cashews
-1 T nutritional yeast
-1 T olive oil
-2 T lemon juice
-1/2 t salt
-1/2 t Italian seasoning (or just a few shakes of thyme/oregano/rosemary/basil if you don’t have a mix)
-1/4 t fresh ground pepper (I also added a bit of cayenne to my bowl)
-3 T water, or more for desired consistency
Directions: Put everything in high powered blender (I used the tamper with my Vita-Mix) or food processor and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed, amounts are approximate, I just dumped some of each in and it turned out great the first time.