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Cheesy Cauliflower Sauce

Karlene Karst

If you’re looking for a cozy, comforting, feel-good sauce, this one’s for you. Steamed cauliflower is a dream for making creamy plant-rich sauces, and when blended, it results in a soft, silky creation that pairs beautifully with vegetables or pasta. Garlic, turmeric, paprika, and nutritional yeast give it a cheesy flavor, with a few squeezes of lemon for brightness.

1. In a small pan, sauté the leek in olive oil until golden brown and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for another 2 minutes.

2. Add the steamed cauliflower florets to a high-speed blender or food processor along with the sautéed leek and garlic.

3. Add the remaining ingredients and blend on high for a couple of minutes, until creamy and well mixed.

4. Adjust the seasoning as needed. Serve with your favorite pasta or as a dipping sauce.