Simple ingredients make for a delicious and flavourful, pasta thanks to the nutty roasted cauliflower and sweet red onions. Our Roasted Cauliflower Pasta with Lemon is great vegetarian dish to serve up on those cold nights.
Time: 45 minutes
- 1 medium-sized cauliflower head, cut into small florets
- 1 red onion, sliced into wedges
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- Sea salt
- Red pepper flakes
- About 300g spaghetti or pasta of your choice
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- Grated fresh Parmesan (optional)
Preheat the oven to 220°C. Toss the cauliflower, red onion and paprika with one tablespoon of olive oil. Spread veggies out onto two baking trays lined with baking paper. Sprinkle with salt and crushed red pepper flakes (amount depends on how spicy you like your food). Roast for 20 – 25 minutes until cauliflower is tender. Stir halfway through.
Meanwhile, cook pasta according to packet instructions. Drain and reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water.
Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Sauté garlic for about one minute until fragrant. Add in the pasta, lemon juice and zest, and roasted vegetables. Stir through, adding salt and crushed pepper to taste. Add a little of the cooking water if the pasta seems too gluggy. Serve immediately with fresh grated Parmesan.