Creamy Butternut Squash & Courgette Noodles with Cashew Sauce

Serves 4-6


  • 125g cashew nuts
  • 180ml water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 small butternut squash, spiralized
  • 1 large courgette, spiralized
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for drizzling


  1. Cover the cashews with water in a bowl and soak for 2 hours, then drain and rinse thoroughly.
  2. Place the cashews in a food processor or blender and add the water, salt and garlic. Pure until very smooth.
  3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. Add the spiralized butternut squash and toss in the pan for 2 minutes, then add the courgette spirals and toss for a further 7 minutes until softened. Remove from the heat.
  4. Add half the basil and half the sauce to the pan and mix to combine, adding water if the mixture is too sticky, and as much extra sauce as desired.
  5. Season generously, drizzle with oil and garnish with the rest of the basil.

Tip: This recipe makes enough sauce for 6 servings the noodles will serve 4-6 depending on the size of your spiralized veg.