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Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo | Pastabilities


Whenever you crave alfredo sauce however need (or want) to make a more healthy selection, this Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo is the right go-to various.  PS: You’ve simply gotten “fortunate”!

Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo

Are you able to consider how cauliflower has taken over up to now few years?  It began with cauliflower mashed potatoes, then cauliflower rice, and now cauliflower could be present in pizza crust, and kinds of grocery gadgets.  I admit I’m a believer in all issues cauliflower. 

And our Good Luck Pasta appeared like a enjoyable match.  So many holes, nooks, and crannies for the sauce to cling to!

vegan cauliflower alfredo

When roasted, mashed, or grilled, cauliflower actually transforms into a chic vegetable that loves to hang around and onto different flavors.  And the well being advantages are superb!

vegan cauliflower alfredo

Not solely is cauliflower low in energy but it surely additionally comprises a number of nutritional vitamins and minerals and occurs to be excessive in fiber too!  So, with cauliflower as the bottom of this sauce, we’re off to a terrific begin.

vegan cauliflower alfredo

Attempting to emulate creamy alfredo could be difficult, however cashew nuts are the right resolution.  My first introduction to the magic of cashew nuts was with my buddy Lisa who on the time was consuming “uncooked”. 

She swore that spinning cashews in a processor made “Parmesan” like cheese crumbles.  Guess what?  It’s really fairly darn shut. 

So, the cashews right here assist taste the alfredo, and the addition of white miso, lemon juice, and the seasonings simply add layers of taste.

Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo

It’s stunning really.  The household cherished it.  I made a decision so as to add toasted pine nuts and breadcrumbs so as to add some crunch and parsley was wanted for a pop of colour (like the right impartial outfit).

vegan cauliflower alfredo

Whether or not you’re vegan, or simply consuming plant-based a number of days every week (that’s what we love to do!), this Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo shall be a terrific addition to your menu planning.  I used the additional sauce and drizzled it over steamed broccoli later within the week. 

Whenever you make this recipe, I’d love to listen to your concepts and cooking inspirations!

Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo

With St. Patty’s Day simply across the nook, you could wish to take a look at a few of these different Good Luck recipes:

Bacon, Brussels Sprout, and Corned Beef Pasta

Pasta with Spicy Sausage and Tomato Cream Sauce

Arugula and Lime Pesto Pasta

Creamy Rooster and Solar Dried Tomato Pasta

Candy and Spicy Sesame Noodles

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Elements


Scale

14 oz. bag of Good Luck Pasta (or sub any quick or lengthy pasta form!)

1 head cauliflower, yielding approx. 4-5 cups florets

1 cup uncooked cashews

3 T. contemporary lemon juice

2 T. white miso

2 t. garlic powder

2 t. onion powder

1 t. kosher salt

1 cup water

½ cup panko breadcrumbs, toasted

¼ cup contemporary parsley, chopped

¼ cup pine nuts, toasted

12 T. contemporary lemon zest

Directions

In a big pot, convey a number of water to a boil. Gently boil cauliflower and cashews for roughly 15-20 minutes till tender. Drain.

Place cauliflower and cashews in a Vitamix or blender.

Add lemon juice, miso, all seasoning, and water to blender and blend till clean.

Cook dinner pasta based on bundle instructions and drain.

Place pasta in a big bowl and add and toss cauliflower sauce to style. 

Chances are you’ll not want all of the sauce!  I had about 1 cup of sauce leftover. Save sauce within the fridge for as much as one week.

Plate pasta and prime with panko breadcrumbs, pine nuts, lemon zest, and contemporary parsley!  Serve and luxuriate in!

Notes

Leftover sauce can be utilized as a smear or base for grilled tuna or different fish. Drizzle over roasted greens too.  Versatile sauce – use your creativeness!



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