Cheesy Avocado Cauliflower Sauce
- Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 95.8
- Total Fat: 6.3 g
- Cholesterol: 5.2 mg
- Sodium: 130.4 mg
- Total Carbs: 6.0 g
- Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
- Protein: 5.1 g
IntroductionThis creamy cauliflower sauce is hearty, a touch spicy, healthy and delicious. This creamy cauliflower sauce is hearty, a touch spicy, healthy and delicious.
-3 cups low sodium chicken broth
-4 cups cauliflower florets
-1/2 a small avocado
-5 garlic cloves, minced
-Cayenne pepper (to taste)
-3-4 tsp ranch herb mix (see link to the recipe)
-1 tbsp salted butter
-1/4 cup grated parmesan
-1/4 cup 2% mozzarella cheese
This recipe relies heavily on two other blogs that provided me with the ranch herb mixture and the base for the cauliflower sauce.
For the ranch herb mix: http://wellnessmama.com/4430/14-homemade-spice-blends/
For the cauliflower base: http://pinchofyum.com/creamy-cauliflower-sauce
-In a small frying pan, add the butter and minced garlic. Saute, but do not brown the garlic.
-In your blender (preferably one that can handle 6 or more cups) blend the avocado, with a sprinkling of garlic powder, until smooth.
-Once the cauliflower is fully cooked, transport it to the blender, straining away the broth, but add 1 cup of that broth to the blender and a dash of pepper.
-Puree the cauliflower and avocado until smooth, then add the buttered garlic.
-Return the sauce to a big pan and add the cheeses and ranch herbs and a touch of cayenne pepper.
-Stir until the cheese begins to get stringy.
-Pair with your favorite thing to put sauce on. I chose noodles. Next time I will have it with broccoli. You could also have it on rice or quinoa.
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Number of Servings: 6
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user IRONIC-STEPH.