Cauliflower Peas and Garbanzos with Pesto

Cauliflower Peas and Garbanzos with Pesto {Gluten-Free, Vegan} | Wheat-Free Meat-Free

Cauliflower Peas and Garbanzos with Pesto

  • 1 pound cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 ounces fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  1. Pour an inch of water into a medium pot. Insert a steamer basket. Cover and set over high heat. Once the water is boiling, add the cauliflower. Cover, and steam for 5 minutes. Add the peas, cover, and steam another 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, place the basil, pine nuts, and salt in a food processor. Pulse a few times. Continue to pulse while streaming in the olive oil, until a thick paste has formed.
  3. When the cauliflower is tender and the peas heated through, drain. Place in a large bowl with the garbanzo beans and pesto. Stir until everything is coated. Serve.

Serves 4

Making Cauliflower Peas and Garbanzos | Wheat-Free Meat-Free

I like to drain the cauliflower and peas into the same colander the garbanzo beans are in so that the hot water warms the beans up.

This recipe is being shared in Allergy Free Thursdays and Gluten Free Fridays.

Looking for More Gluten-Free Vegetarian Recipes?

Take a look at my book, The Wheat-Free Meat-Free Cookbook: 100 Gluten-Free Vegetarian Recipes.

A sampling of the recipes included:
  • Breakfasts: Cinnamon Quinoa Muffins, Yeasted Waffles, Gooey Butter Cake,
  • Sides: Patatas Bravas, Pea and New Potato Salad, Braised Celery,
  • Mains: Corn Waffle Sandwiches, Enchiladas with Green Sauce, Pesto Asparagus Galette, and
  • Desserts: Blueberry Mango Crisp, Baklava Rolls, Amaretto Cake.

You can see the full recipe list on the Amazon page.


  1. Really fun…pesto with the veggies and we put over rice. We added boiled peas to the pesto with some lemon juice..and it didn’t need any us anyway.:) Thanks again!

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