While you crave alfredo sauce however need (or want) to make a more healthy selection, this Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo is the right go-to different. PS: You’ve simply gotten “fortunate”!
Are you able to imagine how cauliflower has taken over up to now few years? It began with cauliflower mashed potatoes, then cauliflower rice, and now cauliflower might be present in pizza crust, and kinds of grocery objects. 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!
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!
Not solely is cauliflower low in energy nevertheless it additionally incorporates plenty 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 fantastic begin.
Attempting to emulate creamy alfredo might be difficult, however cashew nuts are the right answer. My first introduction to the magic of cashew nuts was with my pal 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.
It’s shocking really. The household beloved 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 coloration (like the right impartial outfit).
Whether or not you might be vegan, or simply consuming plant-based a number of days every week (that’s what we love to do!), this Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo might be a fantastic addition to your menu planning. I used the additional sauce and drizzled it over steamed broccoli later within the week.
While you make this recipe, I’d love to listen to your concepts and cooking inspirations!
With St. Patty’s Day simply across the nook, you might wish to take a look at a few of these different Good Luck recipes:
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. recent 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 recent parsley, chopped
¼ cup pine nuts, toasted
1–2 T. recent lemon zest
In a big pot, carry plenty 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.
Prepare dinner pasta based on package deal instructions and drain.
Place pasta in a big bowl and add and toss cauliflower sauce to style.
It’s possible 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 high with panko breadcrumbs, pine nuts, lemon zest, and recent parsley! Serve and luxuriate in!
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!