Here's a delightfully delicious and simple recipe for a Creamy Roasted Cauliflower and Lima Bean Stew. The vegan stew is minimally flavored with garlic and summery herbs, and the roasted cauliflower adds texture, crunch and more flavor. A vegan, soy-free, gluten-free and nut-free recipe.
For me, eating healthy in summer involves recipes that get me in and out of the kitchen quickly so I can enjoy the rest of what the world has to offer. This hearty and creamy Roasted Cauliflower and Lima Bean Stew is exactly one of those recipes.
I know this doesn't sound like a quickie recipe, and there is one additional step of roasting the cauliflower involved, but it's hands-off, and roasting the cauliflower before adding it to the stew makes this dish even more flavorful. It's a small step that makes a huge difference.
There's hardly more work involved. Chopping? A teeny bit. Cooking? Ten minutes. What's there to complain about?
Lima beans are great in quick recipes because even if you cook them from scratch they cook quickly. And they are so sweet and full of flavor, which you already know if you've made this amazing Greek Gigantes recipe, a dish of giant lima beans cooked in a rich tomato sauce.
In creamy stews like this one I'm sharing today they make up the cream without the actual use of any cream -- even cashew cream. All you do is blitz up some of the lima beans into delicious creaminess while leaving others whole for texture in your stew.
You can serve this stew over some pasta or with a loaf of crusty bread. Or eat it by itself-- you'll love it any which way.
And if you do make it, be sure to let me know you did. Enjoy your weekend-- you've earned it!
More recipes you might like:
- Vegan Tuscan White Bean Stew with Sundried Tomatoes
- Vegan Pasta with Bean Ragout
- Vegan Mushroom Stew, One Pot, 30 Minutes
- Lebanese Chickpea Stew
- Lima Bean Curry
More cauliflower recipes
- Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower, Chickpeas and Spinach
- Vegan Baked Curry with Cauliflower and Chickpeas
- Roasted Vegan Cauliflower and Chickpeas
- Sheet Pan Curry Roasted Cauliflower and Potatoes
- Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower Sauce
Creamy Roasted Cauliflower and Lima Bean Stew
- 1 head cauliflower (separated into large florets)
- 30 oz lima beans (two 15-oz cans, drained)
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- 4 cloves garlic (crushed and minced)
- 1 tablespoon sage (or rosemary. Use 1 teaspoon if using dried herbs)
- 1 tablespoon basil (optional, for garnish)
- Salt and ground black pepper
- Toss the cauliflower with salt and pepper to taste and roast on a parchment-covered baking sheet in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until lightly golden and tender, but still crunchy.
- Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the garlic and herbs and saute for a minute.
- Add the lima beans and salt and ground black pepper to taste, with 2 cups of water or vegetable stock. Let the lima beans come to a simmer, then remove half the beans and liquid to a blender along with 3-4 roasted cauliflower florets and blend until smooth. Be careful while blending hot liquids and follow your manufacturer's directions. If you have an immersion blender, you can certainly use this to blitz the beans right in the pot, but leave some beans whole for texture.
- Add the remaining cauliflower to the pot and heat until the stew just begins to boil. Turn off the heat, check seasoning, and garnish with basil, if using. Serve hot with pasta or a crusty bread.
This recipe sounds interesting and I’d like to try it, but the carb count has been omitted. Can you tell me what it is? Thanks.
Hi, added now!
I'm impressed with your recipes.
I have always loved to cook and being a vegetarian, it sometimes is a pain to find vegan recipes to make Continental cuisines right at home
Thanks to you - For all the lovely recipes.
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Make this tonight, served on it's own. Absolutely scrummy!
Will be making this a regular treat - thanks for sharing this V
So happy you tried!