|I paired mine with local radishes and turnips|
This recipe is great paleo followers and vegans alike! Its satisfying, creamy texture and cheesy flavor makes it a perfect dip when paired with sweet potato chips or smothered over a taco bowl. Nutritional yeast is high in B12, a vitamin that many are deficient in, yet is crucial for supporting our nervous system and helps the body utilize proteins, fats and carbs. Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable high in sulfur, a detoxing nutrient necessary to help the body excrete toxins. It also helps promote a healthy digestive system.
Yields 6 servings
½ head orange cauliflower or roughly three cups cooked
½ cup water
1/3 cup raw cashews, soaked in water at least 30 minutes
3 Tbs nutritional yeast
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp ground coriander
½ tsp sea salt
several liberal crushes of fresh ground pepper
optional: diced jalapeño, red peppers, or onion
- In a medium saucepan, bring 1-2 inches of water to boil. Fill steamer basket with cauliflower and steam until tender, about 5 minutes. It is ok if they are still a bit al-dente. Drain and set aside.
- Rinse cashews and add to high-speed blender. Add cauliflower and remaining ingredients. Process on high until smooth and creamy. If consistency is too thick, add more water one tablespoon in at a time.
- Add salt and pepper to taste. Store in fridge for 5 days.