Sweet Potato 'Spaghetti' with creamy Alfredo Sauce

1 April 2015

I recently taught a Spring Clean One Day Workshop combining the cleansing powers of yogic practices and raw foods.  Everyone loved the raw feast and this was the most requested recipe on the day! Many people were suprised you could eat Sweet Potato raw - think of it just like carrot or beets which we are more used to having raw in salads etc.  

Raw foods help to boost our prana as the food is 'alive' with energy, as well as bursting with great taste, flavour and colour. This dish is a fantastic alternative to pasta, much lighter on your digestion, but really filling and satisfying.

You do need two pieces of equipment for this dish though - a spiraliser (a special gadget that makes noodles / pasta type ribbons from many different vegetables.  They are avaiable online, I got mine from UK Juicers, and they are very reasonably priced) and a blender to make the sauce

For the noodles / salad:

2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and spiralized into thin 'spaghetti'

handful of brocolli florets cut very small

handful of chopped red peppers / cherry tomatoes

For the sauce:

1 cup cashews soaked for at least 30 minutes or more (the longer you leave them, the creamier your sauce will be)

1/2 cup filtered water

1/2 cup finely chopped red pepper

3 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons tamari (soy sauce - try for pure organic gluten free brands)

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1/2 teaspoon himalayan / sea salt

1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric

1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

freshly ground black pepper to your taste

Optional (but highly recommended) - 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes (you can buy these in any health store.  Great 'cheesy' type flavour, and fantastic source of B Vitamins, and usually boosted with B12 so really helpful nutritionally for anyone following a plant based diet).  I sprinkle mine on soups, salads, pasta dishes etc to give a great taste, texture and nutritional boost


  • Toss the spiralized sweet potatoes with the brocolli and peppers/tomatoes in a large bowl.
  • For the sauce - first blent the water and red peppers, then add the remaining ingredients and blend until really creamy.
  • Pour the sauce over the noodles/veg, toss and mix well.