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Chipotle Cauliflower Penne #vegan

Chipotle Cauliflower Penne [vegan]

This vegan Chipotle Cauliflower Penne dish is so full of wonderful flavours you won’t miss the cheese.
5 from 1 vote
DieTARY CHOICEDairy-Free Recipes, Egg-Free Recipes, Nut-Free Recipes, Soya-Free Recipes, Vegan Recipes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Pasta & Noodles, Quick & Easy
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 507 kcal


  • large saucepan
  • Frying pan


  • 1 medium cauliflower
  • 1 chipotle pepper
  • 300 g penne pasta
  • 450 g jar of roasted peppers
  • 400 g can of chickpeas
  • 2 Tbsp capers
  • 1 preserved lemon
  • 2 large garlic cloves - crushed
  • olive oil
  • small bunch of parsley
  • salt & pepper


  • Preheat the oven at 200C/400F/Gas 6.
  • Heat some salted water in a large saucepan. Once boiling, add the pasta and cook as per packet instructions.
  • Cut the cauliflower in small florets. Spread on a roasting dish, drizzled with olive oil. Cook in the oven for 20-25 mins until roasted.
  • In the meantime, heat 4 Tbsp of olive oil in a large frying pan. Add the finely chopped chipotle pepper. Fry for 30 seconds or so. Set aside for flavours to develop.
  • Drain the pasta once cooked. Add to frying pan. Toss well.
  • Add the drained chickpeas, finely chopped roasted peppers, finely chopped preserved lemon, capers, crushed garlic. Add the roasted cauliflower. Mix well. Heat up under gentle heat until the dish is warm throughout. Season to taste.
  • Just before serving sprinkle with finely chopped parsley leaves.


Serving: 250gCalories: 507kcalCarbohydrates: 97gProtein: 23gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1709mgPotassium: 1060mgFiber: 15gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 618IUVitamin C: 124mgCalcium: 147mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Cauliflower, pasta
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