Spicy Cauliflower & Garlic Noodles


Lately, cauliflower has been flooding social media as a carb replacer ([mashed] potatoes & rice). Although a delicious substitute, that I myself use, my favorite way to eat cauliflower is roasted! Come to think of it, my favorite way to eat all veggies is roasted! Call me bias, but its m-m-good! Looking at the recipe below you may get overwhelmed. Fear not! I wrote the directions in the order you should make this in &  3 steps or less! There are like 3 recipes in 1 post below. See the notes below for an abbreviated version for the sauce & noodles. I do hope you enjoy this. And remember, the star of the show is the cauliflower!


Cauliflower Ingredients

  • 1 large cauliflower, divided (for making the sauce, below)
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp sage
  • 1 pinch salt & pepper

 Cauliflower Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a glass baking dish, add 2/3 of the cauliflower. Evenly distribute the chili powder and sage. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 30 minutes.

Sauce Ingredients

  • 1/3 remaining cauliflower
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp salt (or taste)
  • ½ water

 Sauce Instructions

  1. Boil the cauliflower and carrot until fork tender.
  2. Once soften, add to a food processor with all other ingredients.
  3. Serve warm.

*NOTE: If you don’t want to make the sauce, use your favorite vegan/vegan sauce (cheese wiz, nacho cheese, sour cream) .

Pho Ingredients

  • 8 oz pho noodles (or any rice noodle)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt, to taste
  • ¼ cup loosely packed parsley, chopped

Pho Instructions

  1. Cook the noodles according to package instructions. Set aside.
  2. In the same pot the noodles were cooked, add the garlic, olive oil and salt. Let it sizzle for about 2 minutes- sautéing is not necessary.
  3. Add the Pho and parsley. Turn off heat and cover until ready to serve.

*NOTE: Have you own garlic noodles recipe? Use it instead of mine. I won’t be upset!



One Comment Add yours

  1. Heidie says:

    I love roasted cauliflower, spicy and buttery… yummy 🙂

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