Vegan Cauliflower Bolognese
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Recipe type: Pasta Sauce
Serves: 6
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped small
  • 5 cups cauliflower, chopped
  • ½ small onion, chopped small
  • ½ cup packed spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tomato, seeded and chopped small
  • 4 cups diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add garlic, chopped carrot, cauliflower, and spinach, and cook for about 5 minutes, or until the garlic has lightly browned.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and cook for about 45 minutes, or until the largest piece of cauliflower can easily be pierced with a knife.
  3. Remove from heat and pour into a blender, or use a stick blender, and blend/pulse until you reach your desired consistency (I made mine a bit chunky).
  4. Serve over pasta and garnish with fresh parsley or basil, if you wish.
Adapted from Sweet Salty Spicy.
Recipe by Vegan Recipes from Cassie Howard at