Cauliflower Alfredo

The Recipe

This is a rating of the Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo recipe, by Carolyn Casner on eatingwell.com.

Link: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/260600/vegan-cauliflower-alfredo/

Verdict

Cauliflower Alfredo is a great alternative for vegans or those who want a low-fat alternative to traditional alfredo. Give it a tablespoon or two of nutritional yeast to give this dish a more cheese-like taste. It’s a quick and easy and you can add some tofu or nuts to the mix to give it a protein boost.

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Tastiness-Likeness

This recipe matches a lot of the delicious creamy texture and savory flavors that are found in traditional alfredo, although it is missing its cheesy taste. Vegan recipes tend to struggle on recipes that traditional depend on cheeses for flavor, but I find adding a tablespoon or two of nutritional yeast to this recipe really gives it the, well, yeasty aftertastes found in most cheeses. This recipe is still amazing though, even without this change.

Easiness

If you have a steamer basket and a blender as this recipe suggests, making this dish will be quick and easy! All the ingredients in the recipe are cheap and easy to find. This recipe took me 30 minutes when I first tried it, matching what the recipes estimates.

Healthiness

Cauliflower Alfredo
Cauliflower Alfredo

Thanks to the cauliflower base in this alfredo, this recipe is lower in fat and higher in fiber than traditional alfredo. It’s also relatively low in sodium, considering it’s pasta sauce, and the ingredients are easy to find fresh. There isn’t much protein in this dish though so you might want to add a high-protein food to go with your pasta to balance it out. Tofu, peanuts or any other nuts would go great with this.

 

 

 

 

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