So no popcorn and cereal for dinner on another lonely night without hubby. But I was craving my other favorite comfort food – creamy hemp sauce. I adore creamy tomato sauces, something about the tang of the tomato mixed with a smooth and rich texture. Years ago I had a creamy tomato Alfredo-like sauce over pasta at an Italian restaurant that was amazing and I tried to recreate. I don’t it if it’s exactly like the sauce, but it came out great and perfect over raw zucchini noodles and broccoli.
Sun Dried Tomato Hemp Sauce
- 1 cup hemp seeds
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes
- 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
- 1 tbsp. miso
- 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
- 2 roma tomatoes, chopped
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1/4 cup water
Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Makes about 4 servings.
It took some stopping and stirring in the Vita-Mix to get such a thick sauce to a smooth texture.
I coated raw spiralized zucchini and lightly steamed broccoli in the sauce. But the sauce would work for many veggie combos or even as a rich salad dressing or dip.
What I love about creamy hemp sauces is how well they coat raw veggie noodles making them feel and taste more like pasta coated in a sinfully rich sauce.
It’s a great sauce if you’re a fan of Alfredo and tomato sauces.