The simplest recipe ever

Never having been a huge cauliflower fan this pasta sauce has changed my mind.  So simple to make. The quickest evening meal ever. Healthy and delicious too.  It looks like a rich cream sauce yet has no dairy (you could add a dash of cream which I did the first time but found it unnecessary).  Inspired by chef du jour, Deliciously Ella… whose recipe is completely vegan.


Cauliflower Alfredo

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • large clove of garlic (or more to your taste)
  • handful of walnuts
  • bunch of capers
  • lemon juice (I used half a lemon)
  • olive oil
  • sage
  • sea salt & fresh pepper (I like Maldon’s salt)
  • pasta of your choice
  • grated cheese of your liking for topping

First boil the cauliflower until tender.  Keep the cauliflower water for later.

Saute chopped garlic in olive oil.

Throw it all in a blender: cauliflower, garlic, walnuts, sage, capers and lemon juice, salt with generous glug of olive oil and some of the leftover cauliflower water to make a proper consistency for pasta sauce.

Prep time 5-10 mins.

Use remaining cauliflower water to boil pasta (why waste it?).  Pour sauce over pasta and top with grated cheese and freshly ground black pepper.  For grating I used a Menorcan cheese called Torralba but Pecorino, Parmesan (or even Emmental?) would be good.

Eat. Enjoy!