Tags: cauliflower alfredo sauce, easy, fettuccine alfredo, garlic powder, Italian, noodles, The Detoxinista, vegan, vegan alfredo sauce, vegan mofo, Vegan Month of Food
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.)
Batman, 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!