April 12, 2012

Penne with Caramelised Cauliflower

This is another one of my most favourite dishes. It is not only easy, but amazingly delicious in your mouth. I get a little TOO excited when I make this. I recommend that you use a spoon so that you can get heaps in your mouth at once. I panic with a fork because I cannot eat it quickly enough. I absolutely LOVE caramelised cauliflower. I make it by itself on a regular basis just for a snack when I am watching movies or on the computer etc... You will thank me after trying this recipe!

 serves 4 

   2 tablespoons oil
   1 cup parsley leaves

   1 tablespoon capers

   1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest
   2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
   2 garlic cloves

Caramelised Cauliflower:
   2 tablespoons oil
   1 cauliflower, chopped into bite-sized pieces
   Salt and pepper

The Rest:
   450g penne
   1/2 cup cooking water from penne
   1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
   Salt and pepper
   Lemon wedges

  1. Preheat oven to highest temperature. On a tray, toss cauliflower with oil and salt and pepper to coat. Place on highest rack in the oven in a single layer. Roast for 20 minutes until pieces have browned. Set aside.
  2. Pulse all sauce ingredients until a chunky sauce forms. (The sauce will be thick enough to coat pasta. It is not a watery sauce)
  3. Cook penne in a large pot of boiling water according to packet instructions until al dente. Drain and reserve 1/2 cup cooking water.
  4. Toss pasta with cauliflower, red pepper flakes and sauce. Add reserved cooking water if the sauce seems too thick.
  5. Serve with a lemon wedge and extra lemon juice if needed. Season with salt and pepper.

Adapted from the 
Everything Vegan


  1. You look pretty. I will make this and tell you how it is

    1. Thank you so much. I would love to hear how it goes :D

  2. Yummy!!!! Great recipe and fantastic pics!!! Xxxx

  3. This sounds amazing! I love the idea of caramelised cauliflower.

    1. Hello! This is seriously one of my most favourite recipes. Thanks for your comment :)

  4. This is so good! I made it today for work, it's so delicious and easy!

  5. Can't wait to try this! Can you just specify what type of parsley you use? Thanks!