Cauliflower "Alfredo" & Mung Bean Pasta (GF/V/SF)

Updated: Jun 27, 2018

I feel like I start every post off with, "OK this is my new favorite recipe" and if I do, I'm sorry. If I don't, then I definitely think it and you should be thankful that I hold myself back and spare you from my obnoxious over excitement. Anyway. This is my new favorite recipe (smize).

I think it's because it was my first time experimenting with mung bean noodles & also my first time mastering a plant-based alfredo recipe, so I really hit two birds with one stone. That being said, I learned A LOT. Quick summary below.

1. DO NOT OVERCOOK THE NOODLES. My experience has taught me that mung bean noodles cook very fast. 5 minutes max. Be careful. I warned you.

2. Don't be shy with the onion and garlic powder. Trust me.

I'm really excited for you guys to make this one. It was surprisingly a very easy and quick recipe & not expensive to buy the ingredients for (always a plus when you're a millennial on a budget).

Superfood Mung Bean "Alfredo" Pasta

· 1 small cauliflower floret

· 2 medium garlic cloves

· ¼ tbsp avocado oil (or extra virgin olive oil)

· ½ cup unsweetened non-dairy milk (almond, rice, hemp, whatever your heart desires)

· ¼ cup of nutritonal yeast

· 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

· ½ tsp onion powder

· ½ tsp garlic powder

· 1 tsp sea salt

· ½ tsp black pepper

· mung bean pasta noodles

· 1½ cup of fresh spinach

1. Cover cauliflower in large pot with water and boil for about 7 minutes. Remove from pot once it's soft enough to stick a fork through.

2. Mince the 2 medium/large garlic cloves over a lightly coated pan with avocado oil. Cook until fragrant but not browned.

3. Place non-dairy milk (I used almond), nutritional yeast, lemon juice, onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt, black pepper, boiled cauliflower and minced garlic in blender. Puree to a sauce.

4. Cook the mung bean pasta in boiling water for 5-7 minutes (watch this - see my very important life lesson above).

5. Strain the pasta, add in spinach and top with your "alfredo" sauce.

6. Serve! Enjoy! Eaaaaaats!




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