View Full Version : help with sunflower alfredo
06-01-2008, 09:07 AM
I'd like to make an alfredo sauce using sunflower seeds. What's the trick to making it creamy and alfredo-y? Any suggestions?
06-01-2008, 10:45 AM
A really good blender. Otherwise it will be coarse and nutty.
06-01-2008, 11:59 AM
Sunflower seeds aren't as creamy as pine nuts, cashews or macs but the VitaMix can make it kind of creamy. Garlic, of course, and I might add miso. I don't usually like to mix seeds and nuts with oils but I think some olive oil would help make it alfredo-y. Let us know how it turns out.
06-01-2008, 12:24 PM
Real alfredo always has plenty of salt and a tiny pinch of nutmeg.
I find that using sea salt and nutmeg helps my raw alredo sauces taste more alfredo-y.
06-02-2008, 09:35 AM
Nutmeg! Who would have thought....what a good suggestion, though.
Are you soaking the seeds?? I soak even when it's not recommended in an alfredo recipe, and I've never been disappointed in the results after doing so.
06-02-2008, 10:05 AM
Would you please share your sunflower seed recipe. I've been using nuts, but they seem a bit too heavy/oily for me right now.
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