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Pasta with cauliflower, lemon, and capers

3 - 7
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
In this incredibly easy dish, pasta, veggies and sauce cook up all at the same time in the same pot! Just remember to stir often to help thicken the sauce and prevent pasta sticking to the base of the pot. Add a sprinkle of parmesan to serve for a big pop of flavour and nice balance to the fresh lemon and briny capers.

Ingredients

Olive oil

1 tbs

Garlic

3 clove(s), crushed

Dried chilli flakes

¼ tsp

Dry wholemeal pasta

250 g, penne variety

Cauliflower

500 g, (1/2 medium cauliflower), cut into small florets

Fresh lemon rind

1 tsp, finely grated

Lemon juice

¼ cup(s), (60ml)

Capers, rinsed, drained

1 tbs

Grated parmesan cheese

¼ cup(s), (20g)

Fresh flat-leaf parsley

¼ cup(s), chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large, deep pot or saucepan over medium heat. Cook garlic and chilli for about 1 minute, stirring, until fragrant.
  2. Add pasta, cauliflower, lemon rind and juice and 3 cups (750ml) water. Season with salt and pepper and bring to the boil. Gently boil uncovered, stirring often, for 10-12 minutes, or until pasta and cauliflower are tender and liquid has reduced to form a thick sauce (if pasta starts to stick together before it’s tender, stir in an extra ½ cup (125ml) water).
  3. Remove pot from heat and stir in capers. Stand, covered for 2 minutes. Serve sprinkled with parmesan and parsley

Notes

TIP: Swap penne with 250g of any wholemeal pasta. Try wholemeal spaghetti or spirals.