Creamy Cauliflower Sauce

Diet Types:

CKD non-dialysis Diabetes Dialysis

Portions: 8

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1 whole garlic head (bulb)
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup + 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Nutrients per serving

Calories 104

Protein 3 g

Carbohydrates 5 g

Fat 8 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 33 mg

Potassium 240 mg

Phosphorus 55 mg

Calcium 56 mg

Fiber 1.8 g

Preparation

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400° F. 
  2. Peel the out layers of the garlic head. Slice the tip off to expose the top of the garlic cloves. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Wrap the garlic head in aluminum foil, place in the oven and roast for 30 minutes. 
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add cauliflower florets and boil until tender. Drain the cauliflower and let cool.
  4. Add the cauliflower to a food processor or blender. Squeeze roasted garlic cloves from skins and add to the cauliflower along with the nutritional yeast, almond milk and black pepper. Process or blend the ingredients while drizzling olive oil through the top of the food processor/blender until the sauce is creamy.

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Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1-1/2 fat

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Helpful hints

  • Serve Creamy Cauliflower Sauce as a replacement for Alfredo or cheese sauce, on pasta, pizza or as a dipping sauce.
  • Add additional almond milk to thin to desired consistency of sauce is too thick.
  • Fresh roasted garlic adds flavor and depth to the sauce. Garlic powder or fresh raw garlic may be substituted for faster preparation. 
  • Consider roasting garlic regularly to have on hand to add flavor to just about anything-meats, sauces, and vegetables, even spread on toast.

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