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Spicy Cauliflower Spaghetti Recipe

A tasty way to get one of your five a day, this is a really handy midweek dish that you can prepare in advance. Roast the cauliflower the night before, all you need to do is boil the pasta. This dish would go well with a spinach salad on the side. 

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head of cauliflower, chopped into bite-sized florets
  • 1 red onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 0.5 -1 tsp dried chilli flakes (optional)
  • 320g spaghetti
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1.5 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 4 tbsp parsley, chopped  

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C/180˚C fan/gas mark 6. Line two baking trays with tinfoil.
  2. In a bowl, toss the cauliflower, red onion and paprika in one tablespoon of the oil. Transfer to the prepared baking trays and season generously with salt and black pepper. Add dried chilli flakes to taste, if using.
  3. Roast for 25-30 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender and crispy on the edges, tossing once halfway through.
  4. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the spaghetti according to package instructions until al dente. Drain well, reserving 120ml of the pasta cooking water.
  5. Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in a large pan over a low heat. Add the garlic and cook for 30-45 seconds until fragrant.
  6. Add the spaghetti, the lemon juice and zest, the parsley and the roasted vegetables. Stir everything together, then add extra salt, pepper or chilli flakes to taste. If the pasta feels too thick or sticks together, stir in a splash of the cooking water. Serve immediately.  

Per Serving 333kcals, 9.1g fat (0.8g saturated), 51.5g carbs, 3.1g sugars, 11.1g protein, 2.8g fibre, 0.084g sodium

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