Creamy Cauliflower Sauce

Hey there :)

If you want to sneak in some extra veggies into your daily meals, here’s an idea for you: Turn them into a sauce. I know, not re-inventing the wheel here, but anyway. This sauce is super easy to make and it mainly consists of cauliflower, so it is some real veggie-treat here. And you might not even feel like eating some vegetable here as it is disguised as some nice creamy sauce. Perfect for some noodles, or potatoes or some veggies like roasted broccoli and carrots. This sauce recipe makes enough to cover all choices, it will yield quite a lot ;)

It also lasts for some days in the fridge and you can easily reheat this in a pan, so it’s also nice to make it ahead for more stressful days. Although the recipe itself actually doesn’t take that long either. And it is super easy as it basically is like making smoothie, jut blending everything together. And you’ll get one of the creamiest sauces thanks to the cauliflower. Way better than whipping cream etc. :)

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By the way, the noodles I have used here are black rice noodles. They give a nice color contrast, but next time I’d go for some with nuttier flavor. Or, as said, just for some more veggies :)

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Recipe

prep time: about 20 minutes +++ yields: about 3 Cups

Ingredients

  • 1 small cauliflower or ½ medium one (about 4 Cups chopped)
  • 2 medium onions
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp. tahini
  • 1 glove garlic
  • ½ Cup rice milk or water + more as needed to thin out
  • 1 Tbsp. of lemon juice
  • ¼ Cup nutritional yeast
  • salt, pepper, nutmeg, curcuma, cayenne to taste
  • Pasta or potato or broccoli to your choice
  • some sesame seeds and chili flakes to sprinkle on top

Instructions:

Wash and coarsely chop the cauliflower. In a pot bring some water to simmer an either place the cauliflower directly into the water or steam it over it until it’s done (about 5-8 minutes). Let cool a bit.

Meanwhile cut the onions and in a pan over medium heat sauté them with some oil and sugar (you can omit the sugar if you don’t eat it) until they are nicely brown. Let cool a bit.

In a blender (Or you could also use an immersion blender) place of all of the ingredients except for the spices and blend until you have a smooth, creamy consistency. If you need some more liquid feel free to add as much as the desired consistency is achieved.

Add spices to taste. If the sauce isn’t warm enough you can heat it up again in a saucepan over medium heat.blumenkohlsauce3

Have with some pasta or potatoes.

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