I woke up with a hugeeee alfredo pasta craving yesterday. Why? Good question...It doesn’t make any sense at all. It’s 34 degree in Shanghai, super humid and I am luckily not pregnant. So why the hell do I crave a rich and fat loaded meal during this hot summer season? I really don’t know, I only know that I couldn’t think of anything else until lunch time. (Please tell me, that I haven’t lost my mind and I am not the only one out there with weird cravings haha :D?)
And then I remembered that I somewhen saw a recipe for creamy cauliflower sauce on pinch of yum, in which the main ingredient (besides milk) was cauliflower. Since then I was so tempted to try a cauliflower based sauce, because I use cauliflower for soooo many recipes, which usually don’t contain any cauliflower (Check one of them here), that I went straight to the kitchen at 12.30 and tried to come up with my own. And what should I say, it worked out perfectly and doesn’t taste like cauliflower at all and it turned out super creamy.
So you want a super clean and healthy alfredo sauce, which besides is pretty high in protein aswell? Then continue reading.
Ingredientsn for 2 servings:
• 100g brown pasta
• 1 Zucchini
• 100g cauliflower
• 200ml water
• 35g pea protein isolat
• 20g grated parmesan (or vegan cheese)
• Some onions
• 1 clove garlic, chopped
• Some Olive Oil
• Pepper, salt, oregano to taste
• Optional: salmon, chopped in small pieces
1 Bring water to boil and cook the brown pasta according to the instructions.
2 In the meantime slightly fry the onions and garlic in hot olive oil in a pot
3 Tip: I used my thermomix to make this sauce, which makes it more easy because you can heat and blend at the same time. But if you don’t have one, you can also use a simple blender.
4 Add the cauliflower and water. Let cook for about 3 minutes
5 Now add the remaining ingredients (except salmon and zucchini)
6 Blend the sauce in a high-power blender until smooth. There shouldn’t be any pieces left
7 Place the sauce again in the pot and add the salmon. Cook for a few more minutes until the salmon is cooked perfectly
8 Now it’s time to spiralize your zucchini.*
9 Add the the zucchini for about 1 minute tot he brown pasta.
10 Your brown pasta and znoodles (zucchininoodles ;)) should be ready now.
Sprinkle with more oregano before serving and enjoy :)
If you are looking for more healthy cauliflower sauce recipes, I really recommend this ebook by pinch of yum. The eCookbook has 30 recipes that use a creamy cauliflower sauce in place of ingredients like canned condensed soup, or heavy cream. Each recipe also has the nutrition information for calories, fat, protein, fiber, and carbs listed right on the page