Lemony Cauliflower Protein Pasta

Lemony Protein Pasta with Cauliflower, Chickpeas, and Arugula

Lemony Cauliflower Protein Power Pasta with, Edamame Fettuccine, Chickpeas, and Arugula. A zesty, refreshing, pasta meal packed with plant-based protein!⁠ Recipe inspired by Anna from Epicurious. Follower them on Instagram @epicurious.

Level: Easy

Prep: 20 min

Cook: 30 min

Yield: 4 Servings

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  • 1 package (8oz) of The Only Bean Edamame Fettuccine
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup drained capers, patted dry
  • small head of cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained, rinsed, patted dry
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, divided
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 6 cups baby arugula


  • Step 1 – Cook 8oz of Edamame Fettuccine according to directions on the package.
  • Step 2 – In a large skillet, heat 4 Tbsp. oil over medium-high heat. Add capers and cook until they burst and are crisp. Transfer capers to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside. Reserve oil in the skillet.
  • Step 3 – Cook cauliflower in the skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and add garlic, salt, and pepper. Cover and cook for about 4 minutes until cauliflower begins to soften.
  • Step 4 – Uncover and increase to high heat. Add chickpeas, butter, oil, and continue to cook until cauliflower and chickpeas are lightly browned.
  • Step 5 – Remove skillet from heat and add lemon juice, 1/4 cup of water, butter, and pasta. Toss and until pasta is coated evenly.
  • Step 6 – In a small bowl, add kale and drizzle 2 teaspoons of olive oil with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Step 7 – Serve with arugula and crispy capers combined.


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