Smooth and Creamy Cauliflower Pasta

Its been raining here for weeks! We’ve been having serious storms here, but its just the typical  summer in KZN.

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It would all be fine and dandy if I wasn’t petrified of thunder! You would think I would be scared of the lightning, but o no, I’m scared of the thunder! I’m not a big fan of loud noises! Other odd things I’m afraid of include: Frogs, clowns, heights and ships.  Now to pretend I didn’t type any of that and get straight to the recipe.

 

I love pasta, its such an easy thing to make doesn’t require endless prep work and can be ready in minutes.  What I love more than pasta is healthy pasta sauces that won’t have me feeling guilty about going back for seconds.  This is a deliciously smooth and creamy sauce  , I added in some carrot for extra goodness, but feel free to leave it out or add in more veggies.

 

SMOOTH AND CREAMY CAULIFLOWER PASTAserves 3 – 4

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Ingredients

  • Wholewheat spiral Pasta – enough for 4 people
  • 1 small head of cauliflower, cut into florets and steamed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup milk ( add more if you want a thinner sauce)
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp  dried basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 large carrot diced

Directions

Cook the pasta according to package directions.

Steam the cauliflower until soft.  

In a blender add the cauliflower, vegetable stock and milk. Puree until smooth.

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In a small sauce pot add the oil, onion and garlic and cook until translucent.  Add in the cauliflower puree and stir.

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Sir in the mustard, basil, salt and pepper.  Taste and adjust seasoning.  Add in the carrot and lower heat.  Simmer for 5 -10 minutes.  

Add pasta to sauce and toss to coat.  Serve immediately.

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Hope everyone is having a lovely week!

 

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