The idea of a warm salad is terrific when you want the temperature of a hot meal and the nutrients of vegetables.

Laziness Factor: 1

[where 0 is freezing point and 4 is Superman’s sweating temperature]

 

Ingredients for 4 servings:

– 250g ditaloni (or any other short macaroni)

– 500g cauliflower, cut in florets

– 2 avocados

– 200g feta cheese

– 4 tbsp olive oil

– juice of 1 lemon

– salt and fresh pepper

 

1.

Wash and cut the cauliflower. Boil some salted water in a pot and add it in.

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2.

Before you add the pasta, do your math: it takes 15 minutes for the cauliflower to cook, so substract your pasta’s cooking time and put the pasta into the same water after your result in minutes.

For example, if your ditaloni cooks in 9 minutes, add it to the pot 6 minutes after you have added the cauliflower.

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3.

Peel and slice the avocados. If they are ripe enough, you can empty them easily with a teaspoon.

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4.

Dice the feta cheese or just throw it in two slices and crush it as you mix everything in the end.

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5.

When your pasta and cauliflower are ready, drain them in a colander. Do not rinse them!

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6.

Add 4 tablespoons of olive oil, the juice of a lemon and season with salt and pepper.

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7.

Mix everything and serve with even more pepper. Bon appetit!

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Here’s a video version of this recipe:

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