Roasted leek and cauliflower pasta

roasted leek cauliflower pasta portion

As a self-employed individual, you are required to use numerous hats and today, I am using one that states: ‘web designer’. I’m major, I am dealing with our brand-new site as this present one, although it has actually served us (and ideally you too!) well over the last 5 years actually requires to be updated as it is looking rather outdated and it no longer satisfies all of our requirements. I have actually taken pleasure in the trip up until now, however I discover it rather all taking in and I have a hard time to manage style deal with dish advancement and material development (photoshoots, modifying, composing), if I am sincere.

Since of that, I have not been exploring a lot in the cooking area today and even headed out food shopping as frequently as I would usually so I hope you remain in the state of mind for pasta? I definitely am, however then I am constantly in the state of mind for pasta. It is most likely my preferred kind of home cooking and something I tend to turn to when my refrigerator is looking blankly back at me.

While a number of leeks, half a cauliflower and some stagnant bread on the counter might not look like much, to me that’s a tasty pasta right there. Both leeks and cauliflower get roasted in the hot oven. The cauliflower gets wonderfully charred, while the leeks get soft and sweet with a really fragile onion-y flavour. Stagnant bread becomes breadcrumbs in my pestle and mortar, which as soon as toasted, include additional bulk and texture to the pasta at the end. A couple of other refrigerator and kitchen staples like a container of capers, a lemon and some walnuts and 40 minutes later on you’ll have consumed like a king. I hope you’ll concur and I will go back to my style so that I can regale you with a make over quicker instead of later on …

PS: If you do make my roasted leek and cauliflower pasta, do not forget to tag me on Instagram (#lazycatkitchen). I like seeing your handle my dishes.

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  • serves: 2-3

Active Ingredients

  • 1/2 big cauliflower (550 g/ 19 1/2 oz)
  • 45 ml/ 3 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • salt, to taste
  • 3 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 2 small leeks
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon coarse breadcrumbs (optional)
  • 30 g/ 1/4 cup walnuts, to serve
  • 2-3 garlic cloves (3 if you like garlic), diced really carefully
  • 200 g/ 7 oz linguine pasta or comparable (GF if required)
  • 30 ml/ 2 tablespoon cashew cream * or other dairy-free cream
  • enthusiasm of 1/2 lemon + 1-2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon capers, carefully sliced
  • 2 tablespoon parsley, carefully sliced


  1. Warm up the oven to 210 ° C/ 410 ° F (20 ° C/ 70 ° F less on fan setting) and boil a kettle.
  2. Divide cauliflower into florets and put them and interior leaves in a blending bowl. Coat with 2 tsp of olive oil, season with salt and 1 tablespoon dietary yeast. Organize on 2/3 a big baking tray leaving some area around each floret.
  3. Next, cut dark green tops of your leeks (usage to make stock or a soup). Cut off the roots, tidy the leeks and cut each in half. Location leek sections in a bowl and put boiling water over them, let them being in warm water for one minute, drain and dry with a cooking area towel.
  4. Coat in 1 tsp of olive oil, season with salt and pepper and organize on the baking tray, beside the cauliflower. Instead of the cauliflower, keep the leek sections close together. Location the tray in the preheated oven.
  5. After about 10 minutes, eliminate the leaves from the tray as they will be done quicker. After another 10 minutes, turn the cauliflower florets over and look at the leeks, they ought to be done (soft inside) in the next 5-10 minutes while the cauliflower might require an additional 5-10 minutes to get perfectly charred. As soon as the leeks are done, slice them any method you like (I cut mine lengthwise to simulate the shape of my pasta).
  6. On the other hand, toast breadcrumbs on a hot, dry pan, stirring often. Get rid of the breadcrumbs from the pan, and toast the walnuts up until aromatic and gently charred in locations. Get rid of from the pan, clean the pan tidy and enable it to cool off prior to sautéing garlic otherwise it will burn.
  7. Prepare pasta except al dente. Drain pipes scheduling about 80 ml/ 1/3 cup of pasta cooking water.
  8. Once the fry pan has actually cooled off a little, heat up 30 ml/ 2 tablespoon of olive oil in it. As soon as the oil concerns temperature level, include carefully sliced garlic.
  9. Sauté the garlic on a low-medium heat, up until aromatic however do not let it brown. Stir the whole time.
  10. Include 60 ml/ 1/4 cup of pasta water, the remainder of the dietary flakes and dairy-free cream. Blend well to emulsify, season with lemon enthusiasm, a dash of lemon juice, black pepper and salt, bearing in mind that capers, included the next action, are salted too.
  11. Toss the pasta in the ‘tacky’ sauce rapidly. Include a splash more pasta water if the pan is looking dry. Stir in capers, leeks, toasted breadcrumbs and parsley.
  12. Divide in between plates, leading with charred cauliflower and leaves. Sprinkle with additional parsley and sliced walnuts.


* I make it by blitzing 65 g/ 1/2 cup of raw (drenched in boiling water for thirty minutes initially, then drained pipes) cashews and 80 ml/ 1/3 cup of water in myNinja blender It suffices for more than 1 meal and keeps for 3 days in a tidy container, in the refrigerator. Can be frozen too.

If you desire more information on a few of the active ingredients that we utilize in our dishes, take a look at our glossary.

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