Red and White Cauliflower Bake

This is some yummy stuff.  So yummy that Grumpy ate what I would consider 4 big serving sizes for dinner tonight.  The amazing tihng about that?  It’s made with tofu and completely vegan.  I also didn’t serve anything else with it, so I can’t blame him for eating so much!  I mean, it IS good!

The recipe comes from Lauren Ulm’s Vegan Yum Yum Cookbook.  Its been a while since I have cooked from that cookbook, but there isn’t a thing from that book that doesn’t look delicious and isn’t a thing that I have made that isn’t good.  Its one of my very favorite cookbooks I own!  If your looking for  a healthy meal and like vegan dishes such as this one, then do, go ahead and make it!

Red and White Cauliflower Bake
adapted from Vegan Yum Yum


Printable Recipe


1 head cauliflower, chopped and steamed until crisp tender

Tofu mixture:
1 block firm tofu, pressed and crumbled
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

White Sauce:
1/4 cup earth balance margarine
1/4 cup flour
1 tablespoon tahini
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup almond milk

Red Sauce:
1-14.5 oz can fire roasted tomatoes, blended
4 cloves garlic
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon vegetable better than boullion (or any vegetable broth powder/concentrate)

-Press tofu between heavy plates wrapped in paper towels to absorb moisture.
-Steam cauliflower.
-For red sauce, saute dried spices and garlic in olive oil 2-3 minutes.  Add blended tomatoes and simmer about 10 minutes.
-For white sauce, melt margarine, whisk in flour and cook for 1 minute.  Add tahini, lemon juice, and almond milk, whisking constantly until flour mixture is smooth.  Pour over top of steamed cauliflower and toss to coat.  Set aside.
-For tofu, crumble pressed tofu and mix with lemon juice, nutritional yeast flakes, salt, pepper, italian seasoning,

To assemble:

Press tofu mixture in bottom of square glass baking dish.  Top with cauliflower that has been tossed with white sauce.  Lastly, top with tomato sauce.  Bake in 400 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.  Remove from oven and let sit at least 15 minutes to set.  Enjoy!

Comments

  1. says

    The tofu is not the concern but this is a way that I would even eat cauliflower.I am a firm believer that we will eat everything if cooked in a way that we will enjoy!!

  2. says

    Lovely!I am sure that this preparation tastes heavenly,the tahini would add an interesting edge to the white sauce,and roasting tomatoes would intensify their flavor.
    This recipe looks so amazing,I want to try!In any case,who says that only vegans can try vegan food?;-)
    P.S. I am happily following your blog,if you wish,do drop by mine,it is about food and drink too!:-)

  3. says

    Love this dish! We've made it at least 6 times in the last couple weeks. Being vegan and on a low calorie diet there's not a lot that I can have, let alone food that io can have that tastes good! Also, the tofu is really tasty with Cajun seasoning instead of Italian, and like juice instead of lemon.

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