I have created this vegan cauliflower bolognese recipe out of two easy recipes: cauliflower minced “meat” and simple tomato sauce. Combine the two and you will get an amazingly flavourful vegan bolognese sauce. It is healthy, satisfying, delicious and so similar in texture to the classic Bolognese Sauce.
Cauliflower Minced “Meat”
Meat is the base of a classic bolognese sauce. This cauliflower minced “meat” has such a similar texture to the cooked minced meat and tastes amazing. To make this minced “meat”, I simply process in the food processor raw cauliflower, walnuts, and spices until it is broken into small pieces. Then I spread the mixture on a baking tray and roast it for 20 minutes. (See the exact measurements below). While the cauliflower mixture is roasting, it is the perfect time to cook the tomato sauce.
For this tomato sauce, I have sautéed onions and garlic in a little bit of olive oil. Then I added fresh tomatoes and also some passata (a store-bought tomato purée from a glass bottle). After adding some traditional Italian spices, I have simmered the sauce until the fresh tomatoes were cooked and mushy, turning into a sauce consistency.
How to make a perfect Vegan Bolognese?
To make this Vegan Cauliflower Bolognese you can just mix this fresh tomato sauce and the cauliflower minced “meat” roasted and ready from the oven. I stated the exact proportions in the recipe below.
What are other ways to use cauliflower minced “meat”?
You can use this cauliflower ground “meat” as a filling in tortillas, tacos, savory baked foods like pies, other pasta sauces, and casseroles.
Prepare Cauliflower Minced "Meat" Prepare Fresh Tomato Sauce
Cauliflower Minced "Meat"
Prepare Cauliflower Minced "Meat"
Prepare Fresh Tomato Sauce