Whenever you crave alfredo sauce however need (or want) to make a more healthy alternative, this Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo is the proper go-to different. PS: You’ve simply gotten “fortunate”!
Are you able to consider how cauliflower has taken over prior 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 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!
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 but it surely 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 an ideal begin.
Making an attempt to emulate creamy alfredo might be difficult, however cashew nuts are the proper resolution. 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 truly 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 truly. 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 shade (like the proper 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 an ideal 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!
With St. Patty’s Day simply across the nook, it’s possible you’ll need to try 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
14 oz. bag of Good Luck Pasta (or sub any brief 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
1–2 T. contemporary lemon zest
In a big pot, carry plenty of water to a boil. Gently boil cauliflower and cashews for about 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 in response to package deal instructions and drain.
Place pasta in a big bowl and add and toss cauliflower sauce to style.
You might 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 contemporary 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!