Lunch & Dinner

Cauliflower Alfredo Vegan Pasta Sauce with Spinach

This dish was a surprising success for me.  I was hesitant that cauliflower could actually be used as a vegan alternative to alfredo sauce, but it really held up. If you are looking for a really low carb recipe, depending on the type of pasta you use, cauliflower has practically no calories what so ever, so this is a great recipe for you.  It is jammed packed with nutrients and vitamins such as vitamin C, and so is the spinach!  This sauce is total comfort food, it is a great pick me up for when you’re feeling down or starting to feel a cold coming on!

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Cauliflower Alfredo Vegan Pasta Sauce with Spinach

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Serves: 6 Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 - Head of Cauliflower (Medium)
  • 1 - Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 - Onion
  • 1 Tbsp - Coconut Oil
  • 3/4 Cup - Vegan Milk of your choice (I used almond milk)
  • 1 - Lemon Squeezed
  • 2 Tbsp - Nutritional Yeast
  • 1/4 Cup Parsley (for garnish)
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • 2 Cups - Organic Spinach
  • 2 - Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Tbsp - Coconut Oil
  • 6 Servings - Gluten Free pasta of your choice

Instructions

1

Chop 1 garlic clove and the onion and lightly cook on the stove with coconut oil at medium/low heat..

2

Add in the milk and salt/pepper to taste until it comes to a boil.

3

Throw in chopped cauliflower (don't worry about chopping it up too tiny, we will be blending it together soon!). Cook until the cauliflower softens and you can poke a knife through it.

4

Turn stove off and wait a few minutes for the liquid to cool a bit before transferring to a blender. Add the lemon juice and blend away until you get a smooth creamy consistency. If you need to add more milk to thin it out, feel free to do so.

5

Start cooking your choice of pasta as the instructions on the package say to.

6

Chop remaining 2 cloves of garlic (I LOVE garlic so I used double the amount) and start cooking lightly on the stovetop with coconut oil again on medium/low heat.

7

Once they begin to brown, add in your spinach (the spinach might look like a lot, but give it some time on the heat and the spinach will start to wilt and shrink). Toss salt and pepper over it and keep mixing the spinach/garlic/oil together until you cook your spinach to your pleasing.

8

Pour your cauliflower sauce in with your spinach and cook for another minute or so together on low heat to aid in mixing the flavors together.

9

When your pasta is ready, strain it and serve hot with your sauce poured overtop and mixed together! Or you can put your sauce in a container and your pasta in another container separated for later. They should last at least 4 days in the fridge, just scoop out your pasta/sauce mixed in a bowl together and warm it up whenever you are ready to eat it!

10

Mix well and Enjoy!

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