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Cauliflower Cheese with Sweet Potatoes & Tangy Green Salad

gluten free
wheat free
kid friendly
cheap as chickpeas
2 spoon difficulty rating

30-60 minutes

Shorter time based on microwaving the sweet potatoes almost entirely before placing in the oven for a few minutes.

Serves: 4-6

Cauliflower Cheese with Sweet Potatoes & Tangy Green Salad

A rather delicious vegan variation on an old favourite! Here, we serve it with sweet potatoes and a watercress and rocket salad - but it would go with other things nicely, depending on your budget and what is in season.

 

Ingredients: 

Sweet Potatoes

  • 2 large sweet potatoes each sliced lengthways and pricked with a knife in several places

Cauli Cheese

  • 1 large or 2 medium cauliflower, chopped into florets
  • Portion of Cheesy Sauce (see below)
  • 2 tomatoes,sliced thinly
  • Paprika
  • Salt and black pepper

Cheesy Sauce: blend together

  • 180ml/6fl oz water + 2 tbsp
  • 6 tbsp tahini (sesame butter)
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes (Engevita/Marigold yeast flakes sold in good health stores)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 medium shallot chopped fine. Use 1 tbsp finely chopped red onion if you can't find shallots
  • 2 tbsp light miso (eg Clearspring Sweet White Miso)

Salad

  • Large bunch of watercress, washed and spun
  • Large bunch of rocket, washed and spun
  • Vinaigrette dressing of your choice

Method: 

1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/ Gas Mark 5.

2. Place the potato halves in the oven and bake for 30-60 minutes, depending on size of pieces - shorten this time by partially cooking in a microwave if preferred.

3. Meanwhile, steam the cauliflower for approximately 7 minutes - it needs to be tender but not mushy.

4. While cauliflower is cooking, make the Cheesy Sauce. Warm it through gently, but don't boil.

5. Check seasoning and adjust if necessary.

6. In a heatproof dish, mix the cauliflower with half of the Cheesy Sauce. Top with the rest of the sauce.

7. Sprinkle with black pepper.

8. Arrange sliced tomatoes on top and sprinkle with paprika.

9. About halfway through the potato cooking time, place Cauliflower Cheese in oven and cook with the potatoes.

10. After about 20 minutes check the Cauli Cheese - remove if it's getting too brown on top and keep warm.

11. Meanwhile, make the salad and vinaigrette and set aside.

12. Serve the Cauli Cheese hot with the salad on the side.

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