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Spaghetti with roasted cauliflower and kale pesto

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  • Egg free
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • Shellfish free
  • No added sugar
  • Vegetarian
  • Over 4 serves veg or fruit
  • Seafood free

In this dinner for less, vibrant kale pesto makes the chunky vego pasta extra tasty.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time25 minutes
  • Prep time20 minutes
Spaghetti with roasted cauliflower and kale pesto


  • 140g pkt Coles Australian Chopped Kale
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets, stem cut into 2cm pieces
  • 375g spaghetti
  • 3/4 cup (65g) finely grated parmesan
  • 1 lemon, rind finely grated, juiced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 80g macadamias, toasted, chopped

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy: 2913kJ/697 Cals (33%), Protein: 23g (46%), Fat: 35g (50%), Sat Fat: 7g (29%), Sodium: 298mg (15%), Carb: 70g (23%), Sugar: 4g (4%), Dietary Fibre: 7g (23%).

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 230°C. Place the kale in a bowl and drizzle with 2 tsp oil. Season and toss to combine.

  2. Step 2

    Place the cauliflower florets and stems on a large baking tray. Drizzle with 2 tsp oil. Season and toss to coat. Roast for 15 mins or until cauliflower is just tender. Sprinkle the kale mixture over the cauliflower and cook for a further 10 mins or until the cauliflower is tender and kale is crisp.

  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water following packet directions or until al dente. Drain, reserving 1/3 cup (80ml) cooking liquid. Return pasta to the saucepan.

  4. Step 4

    Reserve 1 tbs parmesan. Place the lemon rind, lemon juice, garlic, macadamia, 1 cup cauliflower mixture, remaining parmesan and remaining oil in a food processor. Season. Process to combine, adding a little reserved cooking liquid until a coarse mixture forms. Add pesto to the pasta and toss to combine.

  5. Step 5

    Top pasta mixture with remaining cauliflower and kale. Sprinkle with reserved parmesan to serve.

Recipe tip

Smart swap
Almonds and cashews are a great low-cost substitute for the macadamias in the pesto, so feel free to use them instead.