Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

By: Lisa Guy

This delicious, creamy pasta dish is a healthy twist on an old-time favourite. Cauliflower is a sulphur-containing super vegetable that enhances liver detoxification. Cauliflowers are also an excellent source of vitamins C, E and K, needed by the body to strengthen the immune system, promote healthy blood clotting, and to improve cardiovascular and bone health.


Servings

4

Prep time

Cook time

Recipe


Ingredients

  • 450g cauliflower, cut into florets (around ½ large cauliflower head)
  • 350g light ricotta
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 shallots, roughly chopped
  • Olive oil, to sauté
  • Pinch sea salt & pepper
  • 1 heaped tsp Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan
  • 350g gluten-free pasta
  • Small handful parsley or basil, finely chopped

Method


  • Steam cauliflower florets until they’re soft. Place the cauliflower in your food processor with the ricotta and blend until you have a smooth consistency. Spoon into a large bowl.
  • Sauté garlic and shallots in a frying pan over medium heat in some olive oil. Add to cauliflower mixture.
  • Season with salt and pepper, Dijon and parmesan.
  • Cook pasta and toss through cauliflower sauce.
  • Serve topped with fresh herbs with a green salad.

  

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Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .

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