A few weeks ago, I bought way too much basil. (It wasn’t my fault. There were only large bunches at the supermarket, and too much basil seemed like a better problem than no basil.) So I decided to add a pesto into the week’s meal plan. And to appease the whole family, husband included, I added cauliflower and walnuts to the pesto puree.
This meal is a bit involved and messy, but it isn’t complicated. Save it for a day where you feel like making something delicious from scratch, when you’ve got a craving only comfort food can fix.
1 box whole wheat pasta1 cauliflower, chopped1 bunch basilHandful of chopped walnutsGarlic saltCherry tomatos (optional)Parmesan (optional)
- Boil the entire cauliflower until tender.
- Toss cauliflower, basil, and walnuts into a food processor and drench in olive oil and garlic salt.
- Puree until smooth. (You may have to do this in stages.)
- Boil and drain pasta.
- Toss pasta in pesto puree, salt to taste.
- Garnish with tomatoes and parmesan cheese. Serve hot!
This recipe and post is written by Sarah Ann Noel. You can find more from Sarah right here.