Cauliflower “Alfredo” Pasta

PASTA. PASTA. PASTA. that was all I ate in Italy ! Since coming back I’ve tried to be more mindful about what I eat. The pasta in Italy isn’t all that bad for you- everything is home grown, home made, & the ingredients are super fresh with no preservatives… unfortunately its not the same here in the states.

I began to search for something unique, that’s when I found a recipe from Megan at the trusty Detoxinista.com. I was pretty skeptical -I happen to love the thick creaminess of Alfredo sauce & wasn’t sure how cauliflower could possibly hold the intregity of the dish.. I gave the recipe a shot & it was a total success !

Cauliflower "Alfredo" Pasta

Cauliflower “Alfredo” Pasta

Original Recipe can be found: here
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil, or butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 12 ounces cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ teaspoon fine Himalayan salt, or more to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
 Instructions
  1. Saute the minced garlic in the coconut oil or butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Allow to cook for a few minutes, until the garlic is tender and fragrant, but not browned.
  2. Add the 1 cup of water to the saucepan, along with the cauliflower, and bring the water to a boil. (The water will not cover the cauliflower, and that’s okay.) Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer and cover the pot for 8-10 minutes, until the cauliflower is fork-tender and very soft.
  3. Transfer the entire contents of the saucepan into a blender or food processor, and season with salt and pepper. Process until very smooth and creamy, with a texture similar to traditional cream sauce. (Always be careful when blending hot liquids– the steam pressure can blow the lid off your blender!)
  4. Season with additional salt and pepper, if desired, and serve hot.
prep time is quick & easy when using a Vitamix. The sauce comes out very thick

prep time is quick & easy when using a Vitamix. The sauce comes out very thick

After fine dining across Northern Italy I knew my taste buds were exceptionally spoiled & extra picky… that being said, this recipe is definitely 5 stars in my book for being very healthy yet delicious ! Give it a try & let me know what you think : )

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