Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Cauliflower Cheesy Spread

Made this the other night as a last minute addition to our beef tacos.  It made a great healthy non-dairy addition to our meal.  Can also be good for a vegan dinner with bean-based tacos, which is what I made the kiddos since I added way, way too much spice to our taco meat (even I was crying a little when I ate them :)  This cheesy mixture mellowed it out some though!

Cheesy Cauliflower Spread
Vegan, Dairy/ Gluten/ Soy/ Grain/ and Egg Free
Makes about 1 1/2 cups 

Ingredients
  • 1 10 oz. bag frozen cauliflower or 255 grams of fresh cauliflower
  • 1 1/2 - 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 roasted red bell pepper (from a jar, or roast the pepper with the cauliflower in the oven, see note*)
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • small handful of cilantro leaves (optional)
Method
  • Roast the cauliflower on a parchment-lined pan in the oven @ 400 degrees F for about 20-30 minutes until slightly browned.  *Note: if not using canned roasted peppers, you can roast the pepper in some foil along with the cauliflower.
  • Then add all ingredients to a blender and puree.  Add a little olive oil if needed to thin it out some.
  • You might could make this raw as well, although I haven't tried it.  It would be similar to my raw pimento "cheese" spread.

This Post Has Been Linked Up To:
Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays @ Simply Sugar & Gluten Free
Wellness Weekend @ Diet, Dessert, & Dogs



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