Cauliflower alfredo sauce over fettuccine

September 14, 2013 at 10:00 am | Posted in VeganMoFo | Leave a comment
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Photo by Bethany Fehlinger

Photo by Bethany Fehlinger

I have been dying for a “real” vegan alfredo sauce. It is hard to have that, though, because the level of creaminess, texture and flavor can be hard to mimic at times.

The Detoxinista had a clever idea: Use cauliflower as the base. This decreases the calories and gets in the veggies.

I followed her recipe, except I used garlic powder instead of garlic cloves. I kept the teaspoon of oil in there.

Now I realize why they add cauliflower to mashed potatoes to make that dish healthier.

It was still a bit grainy and not as smooth as real alfredo sauce. There also was a lack of flavor except for the garlic and the salt I added (I followed her advice and made sure to add extra salt if I was adding it to pasta.)

160x220_g3Batman, who hates cauliflower, enjoyed the dish. It isn’t really something I want to mimic again in order to get the perfect alfredo, but it is a great, quick recipe for a weeknight meal that is lower in calories.

Try the recipe yourself and let me know what you think!

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